Chanel Paradoxal really is one of those colours you either love or hate. I guess that’s also the case with one of its acknowledged dupes — Barry M Dusky Mauve. I’ve had this polish for a couple of months now, and I’ve yet to wear it. But, right now, riding the wave of my love for Ciate Fade to Greige, I decided to give it a go.
And what do you know? I love it! It’s also devilish to photograph accurately. That’s why so many pictures. The first shows how it looks in most lighting conditions. The second is the most accurate base colour (almost a dupe for Fade to Greige there) and the last shows some of the purple shimmer. 🙂
The application was good, as it is with Barry M. However, I’m not a great fan of their polishes as they tend to chip in a matter of hours on me. 😦 We’ll see how Dusky Mauve fairs; I love the colour so much, I’m willing to pick up another dupe that lasts better on me. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t come to that!
For Estonian ladies, Alessandro’s Hypnotic is an easy to find dupe. 😉