Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chanel Paradoxal

Hi all,

It's been a little while since this baby was released and caused a true frenzy in the nailpolish community and it's certainly one of the shades that I love a lot. I find myself wearing this one quite often, so I would say it's worth every penny ;)

chanel paradoxal fall 2010 nail polish purple taupe shimmer limited edition nailswatchesChanel Paradoxal, two coats in daylight. Paradoxal is a gorgeous taupe with a very strong purple hue (or purple-ish taupe) packed with hidden shimmer that only shows up in sunlight or under artificial lighting. The shimmer is mostly purple and pink, but you can also discover some blue in there if I'm not mistaken. This shade is absolutely gorgeous!

chanel paradoxal fall 2010 nail polish purple taupe shimmer limited edition nailswatchesThe application was flawless and the formula was superb. The first time I used it, I was honestly impressed with the formula. I have some more Chanels and lets just say that some don't share the same kind of formula.

I love this shade for fall, but I also wore it during the summer so I would say it's good for every season (not that I pay attention to seasonal colors, but okay). I recently saw some bottles at the local Douglas and Ici Paris XL so if you want it, you can still grab it when you're in The Netherlands.

There is a deadon dupe though: BarryM Dusky Mauve. Michèle wore it recently when I was wearing Paradoxal and you couldn't possibly see the difference between them!


  1. Ik heb het lakje van Barry M en ik ben echt zó gek op die kleur!! Prachtig! Echt mijn favo op dit moment.

  2. I'm not sure why but this is a color that just didn't appeal to me very much. Good thing, considering the cost! I've been more into lime green, which has been frustrating because it's so hard to find a nice, opaque lime green! I finally did, though. It was cheap, too! YAY!

    After seeing Paradoxal on you, though, it definitely works with your skin tone. It's absolutely lovely on you!

  3. I think the shade is beautiful and perfect for the season.

  4. this looks great on you honey bee!

  5. Oohh pretty! It's got a bit of grey to it.

  6. Eh, I think Paradoxal is a bit overhyped. I don't know, but I don't like it that much, while I usually do like those colours. It looks nice on you though :)

  7. Gorgeous color.

    You have an award on my blog!



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