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Chanel Fall 2007

By on October 4, 2007
in Chanel, Fall 2007

I finally got a chance to test out a couple of the shades from the Chanel Fall campaign. They’ve been sitting in my “to review” bin for way too long. The collection includes four nail lacquers (three are limited edition):

Lotus Rouge (pink plum)
Lily Beige (soft beige) – limited edition
Magnolia Rose (soft rose) – limited edition
Tulipe Noire (deep plum) – limited edition

When I first took Magnolia Rose out of the box, my eyes were attracted to the silver bits of glitter sparkling back at me. The baby pink shade is highly pigmented and I found the formula to be on the thicker side, similar to a Zoya creme or the new OPI formula.

One thing I learned is that I need to wait longer in between coats with this color because the drying time is a bit slower. I ended up with drag marks near my cuticles when I applied a second coat. Overall it’s a pretty shade and the glitz factor is subdued on the nail, it’s just not very me. Though I’m sure there are a few pink lovers I know that would be more than willing to take it off my hands.

I’ve been hearing so much hype about Tulipe Noire that I just had to see what the fuss was about. Like Black Satin, this one sold out fast and I can see why. It’s the epitome of fall color; rich rusty burgundy with flecks of gold shimmer. And as I was told before seeing it in person, it’s beauty really doesn’t translate to photos. It’s a knockout. To top it off, the formula is so smooth and easy to apply. Though I couldn’t expect anything less than flawless from Chanel.

When Tulipe Noire released, there was also a fall polish collection by FingerPaints that showed up at Sally Beauty Supply. Included in the collection is a shade called Cranberry Beauty. The ever so brilliant MUA Nail Board quickly discovered it’s similarity to Tulipe Noire. So ladies, even if you didn’t get your hands on the Chanel, there’s a chance you can still find it’s less expensive cousin. In my opinion Cranberry Beauty is bit more browned than Tulipe Noire but the difference is slight.

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  1. Michelle says:

    The similarity between the Chanel polish and the Fingerpaints polish is so very slight, that when I went to the Chanel counter wearing the FP, they couldn’t tell the difference!!

  2. jdbsusanna says:

    I have Tulipe Noire and love it! It’s so beautiful! Magnolia Rose is really pretty too, but it didn’t look so good on me :(

  3. Anonymous says:

    I just visited the Head2Toe site and they’re listing “Holiday in Hollywood,” one collection of reds and one of neutrals. Are these new for 2007? I checked the OPI site and they’re was no announcement.

  4. CincyFan says:

    Anon – The Hollywood collection is brand new from OPI for the holiday season. I will be reviewing them soon. Things are just a bit behind since I’m in the process of moving.

  5. phlegmfatale says:

    The Tulip Noir looks fantastic.

  6. Kathy says:

    I got the Lily Beige and it looks gorgeous int he bottle, but on me it wasn’t what I’d hoped. The Lotus Rouge however, I loved.

  7. Gina says:

    I’m getting the FP version of Tulipe Noire, but am really curious about the Rouge Noir color — any opinions or swatches on that one, Cincy?

  8. Krystle says:

    Did you ever get around to trying the Lily Beige? I recently went to my local Chanel counter to try on a couple colors and fell in love with these gorgeous glitter polishes…unfortunately the price kept me from scooping them up immediately. When I went back later to purchase them, the sample colors were gone and I haven’t been able to find them since! One was a rose gold/bronze holographic glitter suspended in clear polish, another was a light gold with slightly pink microglitter, and another was gold microglitter suspended in clear polish again (at least that’s what they all looked like with a single coat). It’s been two weeks now so now I’m not even sure they were Chanel. Maybe Lippmann? Help!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I don’t own Lily Beige so I’ve never tried it. The glitters you describe sound amazing but I’ve never seen them. They don’t sound like any Chanels or Lippmanns I’ve seen. If you can remember the brand, let me know!