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Glitter Nail Polish Can Be Sophisticated. (Really!)

Yesterday afternoon, the Chanel fairy godmother dropped off three bottles of nail polish from the Noir Et Or makeup collection. Inspired by Shanghai in the '30s and '40s, these black and gold hues ($25 each) were first seen on the runway for Chanel's Métier D'Art presentation in December.

For the show, models wore French manicures: Gold Lamé as a base, with matte Black Velvet polish on the tips and Illusion d'Or as a topcoat. It was a gorgeous look, but for real life, we're absolutely smitten with Illusion d'Or. It's a translucent nail polish that blends tiny gold sparkles with hints of iridescence. The glitter effect is sophisticated — think stardust, not Studio 54. Worn on its own, it adds a subtle glimmer to nails. Layered over black polish, it is stunning. If you're going to splurge on one nail polish this season, this is the one.

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amaebi519 amaebi519 5 years
Anyone interested in Illusion d'Or might like Zoya in Glimmer for a cheaper option - the Essie sounds good, too.
sham28 sham28 5 years
Where can I find a picture of the french manicure? It sounds cool in theory but I can't visualize it.
debstar75 debstar75 5 years
Essie's "Golden Nuggets" looks like a great dupe of Illusion D'or. Only $7 too!
Lyv Lyv 5 years
Aww. Filed under "if I was a rich girl". :(
jenni5 jenni5 5 years
I love them too! $9 is the max I'd pay for nail polish though.
lemuse20 lemuse20 5 years
Love those colors!
lemuse20 lemuse20 5 years
Love those colors!
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