The Next Big Thing – Chanel Blue Satin
Get ready for the next big polish craze. Chanel Blue Satin is going to fly off the shelves, I guarantee it.
Designed by Directors of Makeup Creation Dominique Montcourtois and Heidi Morawetz, Chanel’s Spring 2008 Makeup Collection is inspired by the clean, airy colours of fresh starts and new horizons: a springtime spectrum of blues, soft pinks, and opalescent whites. From the innocence of palest robinâ€™s egg to the drama of deep indigo, blues make a perfect companion to a flawless complexion.
The Nail Colour lineup includes Blue Satin, Rose Satin, White Satin and Azur.
A shimmering inky blue, Blue Satin, is a highly pigmented lacquer that flows evenly on the nail. I know Chanel is big on the whole “Satin” naming thing but if it were up to me, I’d name this one Blue Velvet because that’s what it reminds me of in the bottle, a snuggly blue velveteen blanket. On the nail this blackened navy is very dark and only shows it’s true shimmering brilliance when well lit but that’s true of most dark polishes. And in a true moment of serendipity I looked out my window to see sun, actual sun, so I went a little overboard on the swatch pics for you. Now you know that I am the last person to tell you to run out and plunk down more than $10 on a polish but I can honestly say that, for me, this one is worth it. But please don’t buy it just to have it. If you’re not a lover of blue polishes, this one won’t magically change that. And for all you bargain shoppers, I’m going to work up some comparisons.
The official Chanel release is scheduled for January 2008 but I would get on a waiting list now. As of today you can pre-order Blue Satin on the Neiman Marcus website with an anticipated ship date of December 14th.
So who’s giving in to this one? Who’s abstaining? Will anyone be checking out the other shades?