As promised, I have the Chanel Holiday 2016 shades in non-traditional colours for you. Two pinks and a silver, and a range of finishes. First I have on Chanel Pink Rubber which is a matte finish polish in a light, shell pink.
I’m wearing three coats with no top coat here. You could probably get away with two coats if you’re careful, but it dries very quickly and so tends to drag. I needed three coats to even it out completely. That wasn’t too much of a hassle since the speed it dries.
If you want to up the longevity of a matte polish, try adding a quick-dry top coat before the last colour coat – all the benefits and none of the shine. This is actually what I’ve done here, so you can see it doesn’t compromise the matte finish.
I was really surprised that this one suited me – normally most nude shades look horrific on me, with the exception of one or two. But this doesn’t have too many orange/warm tones so seems to suit. It’s verging on mannequin hands somewhat, but not at all horrible.
Chanel Pink Rubber 542
What do you think? Do you like the matte finish? It’s definitely a non-traditional shade for this season! I was most unsure about this polish, purely because I thought it wouldn’t suit me, but it seems I can add it to my small collection of nude polishes that suit me.
If you prefer a glossy finish it’s no hassle to add a standard top coat. I like Seche Vite personally. But it’s not a particularly unusual shade, so I’m sure you could find a much cheaper dupe with no problem.
Next I’ll be posting about Hyperrose Glass, a bright pink (with blue undertones), an extremely sheer polish. Last up from this collection is Liquid Mirror, a metallic silver.