After the wonderful review this shade got, I’ve finally bought it to see for myself if this actually felt like a galaxy on the nails. And I mus say that the color really is beautiful and has wonderful red reflections over the deep purple but I’ve found out that the application was a bit difficult and it chips on me after three days. Still I really like it and with patience and with a good topcoat is still a very special color that I will kep on wearing.
Chanel Taboo Le Vernis ($30.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “violine with red iridescence.” They should call it “Galaxy in a Bottle.” It’s a rich, deepened red-toned purple with iridescent shimmer that reflects red, violet, pink, and coppery-red. Dior Shadow is a warmer (more eggplant-like) purple with coppery-red shimmer. Cult Nails Spontaneous is a lighter, plummy purple with flecks of purple sparkle. Estee lauder Extravagant Night is warmer with much larger sparkle–and it’s a mix of plum and gold. Zoya Valerie is redder, warmer, and has larger shimmer.