Unsung Makeup Heroes: Chanel Black Satin Nail Polish

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Chanel Black Satin Nail Polish

Chanel Black Satin Nail Polish ($27), available now at Chanel counters and online

Kelly Keeton of Vampy VarnishAbout the Author
The following guest post was written by Kelly Keeton of Vampy Varnish. You can also find Kelly on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.

Do you own a shade of eyeshadow, lipstick or nail polish that started you down a long and perhaps expensive makeup collecting path? I sure do, and her name is Chanel Black Satin (available now in the Chanel permanent collection).

I’ve been into nail polish for as long as I can remember, but there have been phases where I didn’t really think about it much for months at a time. I was in one of those slumbering “dry spells” when Chanel Black Satin came out.


Chanel Black Satin Nail Polish

When I first saw it in fashion magazines, I liked it, but I wasn’t completely smitten . I was, however, very interested in any black nail polish that had fashion editors and people in general going gaga.

The long-running Unsung Heroes series features much-loved permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.

Previous to Chanel Black Satin, black nail polishes weren’t really ever seen on anyone other than musicians, artsy types and those into various genres of music, like punk rock, heavy metal and goth. Now, all the sudden it was going mainstream. After seeing it over and over, it started this spark within me that grew and grew, and I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT.

I searched high and low but couldn’t find it anywhere in stores. Finally, I resorted to eBay and spent more on it than I had ever spent on any nail polish before. A whopping $35! At the time, that seemed completely outrageous, but now, after many years of collecting, I can say that it’s not the most I’ve ever spent on a nail polish (yikes!).


Chanel Black Satin Nail Polish

Black Satin, as the name implies, has a black base with a silver satiny shimmer running throughout. It has a great smooth and creamy formula, and covers perfectly in two coats.

It might not be the most unique black polish out there anymore, but this beauty definitely started bringing dark nail shades back into the spotlight, and for that, I am grateful!

What item in your makeup collection do you have a great fondness for?

– Kelly

Kelly Keeton of Vampy VarnishAbout the Author
This guest post was written by Kelly Keeton of Vampy Varnish. You can also find Kelly on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.


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  1. Sara says:

    Its funny , I never found any of those pretty little sparkles in my black satin . Must have a closer look on it 😉 .

  2. Sasha says:

    Chanel polishes are my favourite! They apply so easily but yes, definitely an expensive brand to get addicted to! 🙂

  3. Linda says:

    This is a really pretty black! I’ve never felt the need to purchase black polish until now. =)

  4. Leah says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Charisma says:

    I always have a problem of my nails turning yellow and breakage at the tips. I used OPI and Zoya. I barely wear nail polishes because of that. Also, with my line of work, I wear gloves and handwash 90% of the time. I should give Chanel a try. I heard great reviews on Taboo. I’ll start on that and see how it goes.
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  6. Shannon says:

    The item in my collection that I’m most sentimental about is Benefit’s Dandelion powder. It’s such a beautiful, naturally pretty color (especially in the midwinter, when my tan has completely faded and I’m a pretty-darn-white-girl) and I just love it! It got me into blush, and really more into makeup in general, to a greater extent than any other product I own. I’m sure I could find a similar color in a different brand that would have a longer wear time, but I can’t bring myself to give up that Dandelion! 🙂

    I am LOVING this black saitn… I’ve been resisting the call of Chanel’s nail polishes, but this one just might break me…

    • Oh gosh I LOVE Dandelion! I just tried it and I totally understand the hype now. So, so pretty. 🙂

      I’ve also been using Benefit’s Hoola and Dallas and they are both awesome too, I’m beginning to think that maybe Benefit makes the best blushes!

      x Renee
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      • Shannon says:

        Their blushes are definitely super pretty! They all look so natural, but with *just* the right amount of OOMPH. I have Hoola, CORALista, and Bella Bamba, as well, and love them all. My only problem is the wear time – I feel that when I use them in the morning before work, the color has mostly faded by lunchtime. I guess it wouldn’t kill me to reapply, lol… 🙂

  7. virginie says:

    I bought it a few days ago, at the counter! How come you had to go on ebay??? It’s a permanent product. I love it!!

  8. Gowthami says:

    That’s a pretty black one 🙂
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  9. Sasha says:

    Karen, I’ve just checked out Taboo! The only way I can describe it is bewitching! I must have this for my collection, thanks for mentioning it 😀

  10. Sunny says:

    The item that started my makeup collection is Chanel Mademoiselle Rouge Coco! I bought Peridot soon afterwards, and my collection has grown enormously since then! I do think Chanel tends to set the trend, though a lot of the times other brands take over and take it to a different level.
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  11. I love Chanel Polish… Right now I’m obsessed by Provocation… OMG or is it Provocateur… whatever… that one! It’s red/purple and perfect all over! Can’t wait for fall!
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  12. I only own ONE Chanel polish. I’ve just never wanted to go down that road. But I couldn’t resist Night Sky. It’s so old now but I still pull it out to gaze at it lovingly! Black Satin looks like it could be my new Night Sky though…
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  13. Kim says:

    What a pretty polish. I’ve never worn black before but the silver makes the finish particularly interesting. 🙂

  14. maryann says:

    Black polish can look cheap or weird very easily. I think this is actually looking sophisticated enough to wear in a more conservative work environment.

  15. Danielle says:

    I have actually been eyeing this for a couple of years, but I am officially convinced to buy it now!
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  16. Yogirl says:

    If you can find Chanel Noir Ceramic try this one! It has a little bit of sparkle, it was limited a couple of years ago but maybe it can be found at airports. This was one of my first Chanel polishes and I still regret not buying it twice.

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