|Chanel Rouge Noir 18|
Taking another break from summer brights today and decided to paint my nails in one of my favourite classic, vampy shades, Rouge Noir.
|Chanel Rouge Noir|
Rouge Noir is a gorgeous dark red/chocolate shade in the bottle. The colour you get on nails depends on how many coats are applied. The shade looks like a glossy burgundy with the first coat, but becomes more of a deep, blackened red with a second or third. I really do like how the shade looks with just the one coat, but rarely wear it without adding at least a second because I find the finish to be a bit uneven and sheer. A second coat evens out the colour nicely, and a third turns it into a completely opaque, almost black (depending on lighting) colour.
As with most other Chanel nail colours I've tried, Rouge Noir applies really well. The colour does initially apply slightly unevenly, but becomes smooth and opaque with a second coat. The finish is glossy and lasting power is average. The photo below shows how the shade looks with three, thin coats. I had planned to apply just the two, but messed up horribly and needed a third.
|Chanel Rouge Noir (3 coats)|
And a quick photo to show how the colour looks with two coats.
|Rouge Noir (2 coats)|
Are you a fan of dark, vampy shades? Do you have any favourites?