5 Polish Picks for the Holidays

5 Polish Picks for the Holidays

I tried to pick five various shades, rather than five of one color, to show off the variety of holiday-esque polishes! 🙂

  1. China Glaze Cranberry Splash — brilliant bright red
  2. Illamasqua Swinger — antique gold
  3. Zoya Song — sparkling blue
  4. Butter London British Racing Green — deep, dark green
  5. Chanel Malice — deep, dark red

What’s your favorite polish for the holiday season?

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil ($43.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “mauve-taupe.” It’s a mauve-tinged gray-brown–it is dominated by gray and has a very cool-toned feel. As a contour color, I couldn’t think of anything similar that I’ve come across. As an eyeshadow, there are a few shades that come (somewhat) close. MAC Cloudy Afternoon is lighter and frosted. bareMinerals Exhale is slightly less mauve. Urban Decay Bust is a touch darker and more shimmery. MAC Fashion Fix is less mauve. NARS Lhasa is more mauve and shimmery.

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Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Notorious
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%

Chanel Variation Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Variation Eyeshadow Quad ($58.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a cool-toned palette that featuers shades of “light rose, silver-grey, deep purple, light shimmering plum.” It will be released sometime this month online and at Chanel retailers, and it joins the permanent range (according to the press release).

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Chanel Variation Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Variation Eyeshadow Quad

B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
84%

Chanel Vision Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow

Chanel Vision Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “gold.” It’s a bright, yellow gold with a glittery, metallic finish. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine is softer. L’Oreal Gold Imperial is similar but not as dark or as yellow. Giorgio Armani #1 is similar but more orange, less metallic. OCC Triptych is yellower. Inglot #404 is a bit darker but comparable in color.

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Chanel Vision Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Vision
C+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
79%

Chanel Intuition Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Intuition Eyeshadow Quad ($58.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a warm-toned palette that features shades of “light pink, gold, chocolate brown, and brown-grey.” It will be released sometime this month online and at Chanel retailers, and it joins the permanent range (according to the press release).

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Chanel Intuition Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Intuition Eyeshadow Quad

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
87%

Chanel Abstraction Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow

Chanel Abstraction Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “peach rose.” It looks very coral-pink in the pot, slightly pinker when swatched, but on my lid, it looked closer to the color you see in the pot–more coral-pink than anything else. Certainly warm-toned with coppery-gold and pink sparkle. MAC Love Spice is less pink. Urban Decay Free Love is much more coral and vibrant. MAC Quartz Fusion is redder.

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Chanel Abstraction Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Abstraction
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%