40 Days and 40 Nights Of Beauty Cult Classics
Day 35, Chanel Vamp Nail Polish
The whole dark nail trend can trace it's beginnings backstage at a Chanel show. The makeup artist had previously done a pre-show shoot with models sporting black nails created by a magic marker. The shade created a buzz. For the runway show, the makeup artist mixed a batch of almost black nail polish for 45 models.
Vamp and the waiting list was born.
Finding a bottle in the USA was an impossible task back in 1994.
The polish was a huge financial success for Chanel with sales rumored to exceed one million.
The shade spawned countless dupes and ushered in the era of fashion nail polish.
Vamp was my college nail shade.
I would wear 3 to 4 coats to achieve the rich black glossy shade. It would look like black cherry in the sun.
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Credits: Melanie Parker,yahoo, youtube, and information from Color Stories by Mary Lisa Gavenas.