I’ve said this before, it’s a galaxy in a bottle. I first came across this nail polish on Karen’s blog and I was blown away. I knew I had to have it.
I scoured the net for it and finally managed to pick it up when I was abroad. I was a bit concerned because it costs 27 freaking dollars and I don’t rate other Chanel nail polishes that highly. The cream formulas in general just seem very streaky. But luckily, this one turned out to be quite good.
I’m not sure what collection this is a part of but Taboo is a shimmer polish in a darkened purple base. Suspended in that you have bright blue, bronze and red violet shimmer. I think it looks a lot more red based in the bottle but the purple has a blue base and that’s more apparent on the nail.
The shimmer appears to be in layers. You have the purple base, over it the layer of reddish shimmer and then that bright blue on top. You know, don’t read my description, it’s shit, just see the pictures, you’ll be amazed.
This is a one coater nail polish, completely opaque. You’d only need two coats if you had to cover more area. It’s not too thin or too thick, it has that perfect balance of being a cream polish.
It’s also very glossy but it does dull after 3 days, it’s best to use a topcoat if you want it to look great all week.
This does last well all week on me. By the 5-6th day I do get the usual tipwear but there’s no chipping. So glad this didn’t tank quality wise!
Packaging is really good and sturdy. The cap comes off to reveal a more user friendly cap with ridges. The brush is quite small in width, something I didn’t like much about it. It’s similar to Zoya or Revlon nail polishes. You get 13ml of product for $27.
This is the nail polish that makes me wish I had a macro lens so I could take better pictures. It’s also included my top 10 fall nail polishes post if you’re interested in that sorta thing.
Brand : Chanel
Colour : Purple with shimmer.
Product Amount : 13 ml
Consistency : Medium
Finish : Glossy for first few days
Coats : Opaque in one or two coats
Application : Even
Durability : No chipping for 7 days
Price : $27 ~ Rs. 1650
Available at : Chanel stores, Nordstrom
Overall : 5/5