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NOTD: CHANEL Rouge Noir #18 ~ Limited Edition

Posted on: September 10, 2013

I am in love with this polish and I think it looks great on my shorter nails. This is the original Vamp from CHANEL Rouge Noir #18, not available in the States this was sent to me by my friend Carla. If you love CHANEL nail polish, like I do, check out Carla’s blog, linked above. Thanks Carla!

CHANEL Rouge Noir #18. This is a limited release of the original CHANEL Vamp. This is what was used for the movie “Pulp Fiction”. For that movie the polish was re-issued as Vamp and has been duped to death both by Revlon and Deborah Lippmann nail polish companies. This goes on like blood and dries to a high shine. One coat would probably work but the second coat just adds so much more.


💅 As always, thanks for stopping by!

UPDATE: after reading some other blogs and doing more research I learned it was not CHANEL Rouge Noir worn by Uma Thurman in the movie ” Pulp Fiction”.
This has been confirmed to several people from CHANEL themselves that they jumped on the dark nail bandwagon in 1994 when this movie came out. In the fall of 1994 the make up artist for CHANEL was using a magic marker to make the models nails dark and that is why they developed #18 Rouge Noir. Sales were through the roof. History was made once again y the House of CHANEL.
What polish was used in Uma Thurman in the movie? MAC Dubonnet used with a bit of OPI matte clear mixed in.

3 Responses to "NOTD: CHANEL Rouge Noir #18 ~ Limited Edition"

So beautiful! You did a lovely job of painting your nails!


I love this shade – it’s really amazing and I’m so happy that you can add it to your stash too. 🙂 Looks great on you.


Thanks again Carla. I didn’t realize the difference between this and Vamp, for so long I thought they were the same! I am loving it Xoxo

Sent from my iPad


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