When I read that Chanel was coming out with a holiday collection inspired by their iconic 1990s shade Vamp, I was so excited! According to Chanel “In 1994, a uniquely striking Le Vernis shade was revealed on the Chanel Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear runway, and a legend was born. This year, a gleaming Holiday colour collection celebrates the rebellious black-red, ‘Vamp’ — the shade that became an icon.” I have ranted about my coming-of-age in the 1990s love of Vamp nail polish previously. I knew I needed the lipstick and nail polish in the Vamp-inspired shade Rouge Noir.
While I was in Ottawa for work just before Christmas, I went to the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique in the Rideau Centre and I was so happy that they had both the lipstick and the nail polish in stock. Both are LE.
The lipstick is a gorgeous deep blackened plum. I’m a big fan of Chanel lipsticks, but haven’t tried the Rouge Allure Luminous Intense before. I am finding it very creamy and comfortable and very long wearing! You can apply it more lightly than it appears in the tube, or build it up to be really dark and intense.
I’ve only ever had one Chanel polish before and I loved it. I did my toes and nails on New Year’s Eve. The Rouge Noir polish matches the lipstick pretty closely and is a similarly blackened plum shade.
The Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour is $42.00 CAD and the Chanel Le Vernis is $31.00 CAD. There are some other neat things in the Vamp Attitude Holiday 2015 Collection too, like plum mascara. If you like vampy plum shades you should check it out.
Happy 2016 everyone! Hope you had a great New Years and thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤