Midnight At The Black Nail Polish Factory: Chanel's Black Satin
Nail polish week begins at Blogdorf
I thought we should begin with the biggest nail polish story of the year. If you are a nail polish junkie then you know I am going to dish on Chanel's Black Satin.
It was a limited edition polish that was offered with the spring collection. This black polish is sold out across the country and has fetched prices of over $100 on Ebay. This has fueled the lemming on makeupalley and other beauty blogs. This frenzy is very similiar to the Chanel Vamp craze in the early 90's. According to Color Stories by Mary Lisa Gavenas, Vamp was created by a makeup artist backstage at a Chanel show. The makeup artist mixed a batch of almost black nail polishes and used it on the models for the show. Beauty Editors and photographers seized on the look and promoted it in their magazines. Chanel quickly released Vamp to capitalize on the buzz. Soon there were dupes in every nail polish line. It sold out as soon as it arrived at a Chanel counter. You had to be on a waiting list to get your hands on it. The height of its popularity arrived with the movie Pulp Fiction. Uma Thurman's character Mia Wallace wore it throughout the movie.
Today Black Satin is the new cult favorite. It is an impressive black polish. I thought it was a soot-like black(like ashes) color with a very subtle shimmer.
I thought it was one of the best blacks I had ever seen until I started researching for the blog. There are lovely vampish colors out there such as Milani's Black Magic and Misa's Wishing on a Star.
I will focus on each one this week.
Black Satin's pic from Bravo.com
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