17th August 2010

Chanel Paradoxal Dupe?

By Get Lippie

 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?