Rouge Carat is the only new nail color release for Chanel Holiday 11. I don’t have the other shade, Black Satin, so I have been wearing Steel with it instead— I actually prefer this combo as both colors have some dimensionality to it rather than the flatness of Black Satin.
A beautiful raspberry red with slight shimmer, Rouge Carat has one of the best formulations I’ve found in Chanel nail polish other than Black Pearl. It is smooth, the perfect texture, and covers nicely in one coat with no streakiness. Although this color isn’t the most unique, I like how the shimmer adds dimension, but doesn’t read as obvious shimmer. I was immediately captivated at the counter, and ended up taking this home.
To me, this slightly cool-toned red works well on all skintones as it’s not too blue, yet not too warm. I love wearing it on toes right now as it gives a nice kick to any open-toe shoes you might still be lingering on to; once the weather gets cold for good, I’ll wear in on nails. I imagine it will look beautiful also with an accent of gold shimmer topcoat for a party, so I’ll have to look into getting one.
Are there glitter shatter topcoats out there? What do you think about doing some nail art designs over this? I’m getting creative with this slightly basic shade, but I love the possibilities that it offers. I know this holiday season, I’ll be sporting quite a lot of red thanks to Chanel :)
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