Color of the Week – Chanel Black Velvet and Illusion D’or

Lovely Coffretgorge wanted to know how my Chanel Black Velvet goes. So this post is for you babe!

Polishes used: 450 Illusion D’or, 430 Black Velvet, 463 Rose Satin and Gold Fiction.

First of all, evenly coat the nail with Rose Satin. It acts as a nice canvas.

Then I paint one coat of Gold Fiction.

Now paint the tip with Black Velvet. The texture of this polish is very interesting. It looks like a black ridge filler to me. The coverage is surprisingly good compare to Chanel’s Black Satin. One coat is enough but two coats will leave the nail completely opaque. I quite like it!

With its “velvety” texture, it was a cake to paint a straight line here.

Now it comes to the fun part. Honestly I was disappointed when I first received my Illusion D’or in the mail. I mean it’s pretty but not as special as I thought it to be. But you know what, once it’s on top of Black Velvet, it totally changed the look of it. It adds so much depth to the black with those tiny gold and blue bits.

Here’s a more detailed photo from which you can see the difference between with and without. I’d say I really like the “with” result.

I also did a similar CotW several weeks ago using the same black and gold concept, check it out here!

p.s. I will be slow on posting this week because I’m on vacation ^^ I love summer time!

4 Responses to Color of the Week – Chanel Black Velvet and Illusion D’or

  1. coffretgorge June 22, 2010 at 7:22 AM

    ooooh! thanks for the dedication babe! thats so sweet of you ^.^

    i just tried illusion d'or too! i applied it on top of blue satin, very nice outcome as well! 🙂 do you have the summer collection NL's already? nouvelle vague is gorge! ahhh the life of an addict. >:)

    thanks for the comment on the earrings! mwah

  2. Lulu June 22, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    how lovely!

  3. Blair June 23, 2010 at 7:18 AM

    So elegant!!! *drools*

  4. Pop Champagne June 23, 2010 at 7:22 AM

    oooh chanel…. that's so lovely and I want them! haha yeah not a fan of Jessica Alba's movies, but am a fan of her looks too! 😀


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