Chanel in Sky Line

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Here is Chanel in Sky Line. Sky Line was released with the Fall 2012 "Bleu Illusion de Chanel" collection. It is still available, although it is a limited-edition polish (by the way, this is why when people get frantic about snatching up Chanel limited-editions, I tend to tell them to calm down a bit - Chanel is actually pretty good about keeping limited-editions in stock for at least a month - including Jade, the Khakis, and Malice - much much better than MAC and even Rescue Beauty Lounge). As I collect Le Vernis, I wasn't conflicted about purchasing Sky Line, but I know many people were worried because of the frost. However, blitherypoop on NB came up with a sponging technique that helps bring out shimmers in shy polishes and eliminate brushstrokes in frosty ones, so you can see from my pictures that I didn't have to deal with brushstrokiness. Without the brushstrokes you can appreciate that this color is truly beautiful and unique. It reminds me of Cinderella and Marie Antoinette. I always seem to be saying this, but was really hard to get this to photograph accurately - it wanted to go too purple or too green, so I'm sorry these photographs aren't the best resolution.

I used 3 thin coats because the formula was a little sheer, with the last one sponged on using a sponge-tip eyeshadow applicator, a technique I previously used for my teal Ovarian Cancer Awareness gradient. When you sponge, it does dry with a slightly bumpy texture, but using top coat gets rid of that. Apart from the frostiness, the formula on Sky Line was lovely.

I have two big project deadlines on Monday and Tuesday, so I don't have time to edit my new batch of photos right now (seriously guys, the picture below is but a portion of the books I've been reading - not to mention the eBooks and hundreds of journal articles! I feel like death.), but coming up soon after, I will have Chanel in #583 Taboo to show you, along with comparisons (there is one polish that is about a 90% match, although it was a limited-edition polish).

From my Instagram, @jennypoo27

Worn December 4 - 7, 2013.

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There aren't a ton of swatches of Sky Line, but these are ones I found to be color-accurate (others show it too bright, periwinkle, or green-toned): The Beauty Look Book swatches and comparisons, Polish Police swatches and comparisons, Audreyeleven's Flickr swatch, Indigo Kir Royale swatches and comparisons, Ommorphia Beauty Bar swatches, Temptalia swatches, and A Polish Addict swatches.

Do you have any frosty polishes? And what do you think of Sky Line?

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