Move Over, Smoky Eyes — Chanel Is Making Smoky Lips and Nails a Trend
Nothing improves our beauty routine — and validates a new, impulsive purchase — like discovering one of our products is multifunctional. Even better if that product comes from a luxe fashion house like Chanel! For the Spring 2017 season, the iconic brand has developed two extremely versatile formulas that will add some serious glam to your makeup bag as well as transform some of the existing items in it.
Behold: the black top coat. Chanel's new sheer onyx lip gloss and matching nail lacquer can be worn on bare pouts and claws to add a smoky haze to your natural look, but the real magic happens when you apply them on top of existing colors in your stash. Any hue — from bright vibrant shades to grungier tones — immediately looks sultrier and more vampy, as if it were wearing supersheer black stockings.
Though the concept of "transformer shades" is not entirely new, it is definitely a punkier take on beauty for Chanel, and we're loving it. Plus, it's a totally sound splurge: buying these two products will negate a bunch of future purchases once you see what these moody glazes can do. But if smoky eyes and lips aren't your thing, the brand is also producing orange-red and gold lip gloss top coats (for warming and brightening, respectively).
Read on to see swatches of Chanel's black nail and lip top coats and to shop them — but act quickly, as these products are limited edition!