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Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 12 comments

Chanel – Nail Colour in Rouge Noir

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Chanel Nail Colour Rouge Noir Review

I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed Chanel’s iconic Rouge Noir nail colour before on Beauty Best Friend! It’s my favourite ever nail shade and one that I go back to time and time again. I particularly love wearing it in the Winter and at Christmas.

Launched in 1994 the launch of this dark blood red shade sent women crazy trying to get their hands on it, and it was made even more famous when it was worn by Uma Thurman in the film Pulp Fiction. In its first year sales of Rouge Noir nail polish reached $1 million and a nail legend was born!

Chanel Nail Colour Rouge Noir

I know that Chanel nail polishes sometimes get a hard rap from bloggers – they’re expensive and some people have a bad time with them chipping – but I don’t seem to have this problem with mine although I do always use a base coat and a top coat which will help.

Rouge Noir looks best worn on its own on short nails – it’s so classy and stunning that you don’t need to try and improve it with nail art – although a tiny diamante or pearl worn near the tip of the ring finger is a nice touch.

The only downside to Rouge Noir is that you have to apply it EXTREMELY carefully as any imperfections or slips really show up given the dark colour. It can stain the nails and fingers when you remove it too, so always use a base coat underneath and use plenty of nail varnish remover.

Chanel Nail Colour in Rouge Noir is priced at £18 and is available from Selfridges.

What’s your favourite ever nail polish shade? I’d love to know, leave your comments below.

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  1. This is a beautiful shade! I love these deep red shades during winter.

  2. I bought a Le Vernis nail polish before but found it chipped super quickly. Have you had the same?
    Vix x

    • I don’t have a problem with Chanel polishes chipping, but I always use a base coat and quite often a glossy top coat too. xx

  3. Such a classic, vampy shade. Very pretty on you! xo

    • Thanks Jen! I love it, but it easily shows up any smudges or chips. xx

  4. Such a gorgeous colour!!


    • I remember it was really hard to get hold of at first, it was always sold out! xx

  5. Gorgeous colour!

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