Color of the Week – Chanel Duo Platinum Holographic Metallic Hologramme Nail Colour

This is a requested post by some of my sweet readers regarding my Nail Polish Collection. Chanel Duo Platinum Holographic is the one of a kind, ever so unique and gorgeous set. At the same time it’s super hard to find (or expensive to get). A lot of you guys are probably curious about how it looks, so here I’m sharing this post with you.

As far as I know, this set was only available in European market back in 2007. Though some people said they spotted the set at airport duty free shops. It was a Limited Edition that’s discontinued already so you probably can only find it on ebay now.

Duo Platinum isn’t just an ordinary metallic polish, it contains two polishes in the set, a Fixing Base and a Holographic polish.

Many brands tried to imitate this color, but none of them have come even close to it.

If you’re interested, I have a dupe list for ya. GOSH Holographic, Sally Hansen Crystal Ball, China Glaze OMG and Nfu Oh 61, etc.

Two bottles are boxed individually then encased in a large Chanel polish box.

Let’s take a closer look at the 2 polishes. Front …

and back…

Now let me show you the swatches. First apply one coat of Fixing Base which acts as a ridge filler that helps polish adhere better and minimize nail unevenness. It dries up almost transparent.

Once the base coat dries, apply a thin coat of Holographic.

It’s not fully opaque but there’s already kaleidoscope effect.

Second coat of Holographic makes the nail completely opaque. It has the mirror-like silver metallic finish that changes color in different lightings and angles.

This is done without a top coat which looks super smooth and highly glossy.

Though with Seche Vite, it turns a little matte and less shiny. Weird. You think a top coat would add shine to a polish but not this one. Maybe Seche Vite is just not meant for me.

I believe a top coat does help polish last longer especially with metallic polishes. They tend to peel or chip easier than any other type.

Honestly speaking, I don’t wear this set a lot because it’s rare as it is. I’m afraid someday the polish will run out and I won’t be able to find it. I also wish Chanel will come up with something similar or re-release it. Though I highly doubt that because a true Limited Edition never comes back.

11 Responses to Color of the Week – Chanel Duo Platinum Holographic Metallic Hologramme Nail Colour

  1. Madiha March 10, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    wow what a gorgeous color!!

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  2. chenyee123 March 10, 2011 at 4:44 AM

    wow! these are so shinny, perfect for night party in clubs or concerts! Hmm if you don’t use it, wouldn’t it be a waste? I mean from the product perspective..

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  3. Ally March 10, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    wow, thats really a GORGEOUS color ! i want it too ! <3

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  4. Vicky March 10, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    That is really pretty! :) xxx

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  5. steph March 10, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    that’s BEAUTIFUL!!!
    i’m sure the camera doesn’t doesn’t do the polish justice =D

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  6. Jess March 13, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    Wow, I can see the holographic effect! Perfect nail polishes for wearing for going out to party! :)

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  7. Nalia March 18, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    I actually found two sets at an outlet in Germany, last week. Wonderful color I love it. Wearing it right now :)

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  8. Kim November 15, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    How much would this set have cost in stores?

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    • admin November 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM

      This set was a limited edition from several years ago they are not available anymore.

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  9. arianna April 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    any chance youd sell it now if you dont use it? id buy it!

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    • admin April 12, 2012 at 2:34 AM

      Sorry, I don’t sell my makeup.

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