Chanel in Gold Fingers + Comparisons

Indirect sunlight
Chanel in Gold Fingers is a limited-edition release from the Bellagio and Chanel.com-exclusive Winter 2012 "Las Vegas de Chanel" collection. It had a nice, but slightly weird formula - easy to apply, but a little watery, so that it was hard to get coats as thin as I like. It is a shimmer in the vein of #529 Graphite, with a shimmery jelly base that builds up to opaque in two coats (I did 3 just to be sure), with particle shimmer suspended in it. It looks bumpy in some shots, but it's perfectly smooth, it's just the particle glitter under the shimmer base. There is also the classic Chanel hidden shimmer - red and green - which I wasn't able to truly capture with my camera and isn't visible unless you look up close. It is a yellow-toned gold, but not so much that I don't think most people could pull it off. I have no dupes in my collection. Worn July 12 - 19, 2012.

Indirect sunlight
Indirect natural light
Indirect natural light - blurred to capture more of the shimmer
Direct sunlight
Direct sunlight
Direct sunlight - look at the ring finger to see the red and green shimmer!
Indirect natural light
Indoors, artificial light
Indoors, artificial light


Left to right: Chanel in Gold Fingers, Chanel in #529 Graphite, Chanel in #607 Delight
If you enlarge this picture, it shows the similarities between Gold Fingers and Graphite, which have a jelly base, compared to Delight, which has an opaque, foil base.

Left to right: Chanel in Gold Fingers, OPI in Dazzled by Gold
The closest color match I have is OPI in Dazzled by Gold (one of my favorite golds). They are made of the same type of shimmer, but OPI''s has a darker gold and a platinum gold/silver shimmer particles, and the density of the particles is greater.

Left to right: #440 Gold Lamé, Gold Fiction, Gold Fingers, #450 Illusion d'Or
Left to right: #440 Gold Lamé, Gold Fiction, Gold Fingers, #450 Illusion d'Or
Top to bottom: #440 Gold Lamé, Gold Fiction, Gold Fingers, #450 Illusion d'Or
None of these are really similar, but I thought it would be fun to line up my Chanel golds. Gold Fiction is my favorite, although the opaque bottle is a pain.

You can find more swatches of Chanel in Gold Fingers at Ommorphia Beauty Bar, Steph's Closet, The Beauty Look Book (+ comparisons), Polish Police (+ comparisons), Fashion Polish (+ comparison), Messy Wands, Temptalia, Rachel Marie's Nails, and Cosmetic Habit (the only pictures I've found that at all capture the red and green shimmers).

What do you think of Chanel in Gold Fingers? What's your favorite gold?

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