Beauty Without Fuss

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Chanel Paradoxal Dupe?

 I picked up Jessica's Venus Was Her Name about a month ago, because it appeared so unusual in the bottle!I got it from The Sanctuary, but I'm assured there are other places you can pick it up from.  In the bottle it appears a charcoal shade with tonnes and tonnes and tonnes of purple shimmer.  Sound familiar?  Here's now it looks on the nails:

On the nails, it looks more purple than grey, but when the light hits it, oh my!  Your nails will light up with an amazing "lit from within" glow, that is entirely missing from Chanel Paradoxal.  Please excuse the tipwear in the above pic, btw, it was on it's sixth day of wear by the time I got around to photographing this ...

A bottle comparison of Paradoxal and Venus:

See what I mean about that "lit from within" glow?  Yes, the Chanel appears mouse-y in shade, and the grey is darker in the Jessica, but the Jessica is more of a jelly finish which allows more of the shimmer to shine through.

Which do you prefer?


  1. Looks lovely, definitely a bit more vibrant than the Chanel. I've just blogged about another potential dupe for the Chanel from Model's Own... I've a feeling everyone is going to release a similar type of shade a la Particulere x

  2. Oooh I actually think it looks a lot better than the Chanel one! :)

  3. Looks like a good dupe - know what you mean about the Paradoxal shimmer...

  4. i have both, i don't consider them to be dupes, just in the same family! but i do prefer the jessica (they have AMAZING dark, lit from within shimmers)



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