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Chanel Has a New Lipstick for Your Dark, Tortured Soul

Chanel Vamp Attitude.
Chanel Vamp Attitude. Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Where were you when you first saw Vamp, the Chanel nail-polish color so legendary it even has its own Wikipedia page? Rumor has it that the day after the color was shown at Chanel’s 1995 spring/summer runway show, Madonna herself called Karl Lagerfeld’s office to request samples. The famous almost-black red was then seen in her “Take a Bow” video and became the nail color of choice for Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction. It was at one time the rumored fifth best-selling nail-polish shade in the world. And this holiday season, Chanel is creating an entire collection based around the shade. 

Called Vamp Attitude, the collection features several vamp-inspired nail shades, including a glittery gold-flake top coat called Le Top Coat Lamé and a more silvery version of Vamp called Rose Fusion. There’s also a silky textured eye shadow (the Illusion D’Ombre in Rouge Noir), in a black-burgundy that will make you look like Eva Green in Penny Dreadful, and a limited-edition eye-shadow quad, which includes a gold highlighter (because you need some shine and texture to lighten up the vampiness).

How to get Vampy eyes. Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

If you are a Chanel Beauty purist or someone who has trolled eBay for $150 bottles of Trés Noir Very Vamp nail polish, you’ll know that Rouge Noir is the name of Vamp outside the United States (and some say, a truer match to the original creme Vamp before it was discontinued and then re-released). For those of you who have been begging for a Vamp lipstick, there is shade 109 Rouge Noir. Now go forth and pair your makeup to your dark soul. You can see the entire collection here.

Because the Chanel Twilight collection just wouldn’t have the same ring to it. Photo: Courtesy of Chanel
Chanel Understands Your Dark, Tortured Soul