Chanel Malice – Comparisons & Dupes

So I have noticed that my most popular blog post of the last couple of months is the one on Chanel Malice. I think this is mainly because I attempted to do some comparisons and possible dupes. So, I have tried to take better images of those polishes that are thought to be very close dupes as well as some in the brighter red spectrum.

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I just grabbed ones I have previously compared against, along with some other reds you may have in your stash for comparison.  As you can see, Sinful Color’s Lying Nails and Barielle’s Glammed Out Garnet are way off base.  Germanicure is close in shade as are Sinful Color’s Rich in Heart and OPI’s Every Month is Oktoberfest.  Here is a closer look with those last two.

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This is, from left, OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest, Chanel Malice and Sinful Colors Rich in Heart

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The above picture was taken in natural light, its not great, but you can see the dupes.

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Again, this is, from left, OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest, Chanel Malice and Sinful Colors Rich in Heart

My feeling is that none of these are a spot on dupe, but they are close.  If you haven’t already striked out for Malice, now may be the time.  In the UK the Spring 2013 collection has just come out and it was a limited edition.  Otherwise, if you don’t want to shell out the RRP £18, then one of the above might help offset the need.

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Sinful Colors – Lying Nails

I recently undertook another swap with a US based polish lover from one of my Facebook groups.  We agreed an amount and then went for it (within agreed polish loves and hates), I got several new Sinful Colors Nail Polishes, here are the couple I have already posted.  If you have never seen these before, they tend to retail in the US for about $2, every so often, there is a half price sale and all of the are $0.99.  They do some great colours and some of them are dupes for polishes that are no longer available.

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The formula on this was amazing, this is two coats and I seriously almost left it at one.  It was flawless.  Rich, not too runny, and as you can see above, a wonderful rich red.  The pictures seriously do not do it justice – the colour is very rich and has a slight depth of shimmer to it.  I used Seche Retain as my base and my Hong Kong Girl Top Coat.

I’ll let you into a little secret, this is three days later, because I completely forgot to take any pictures.  You can see a little bit of tip wear but actually I am quite impressed.  I know not all SC polishes are like this, so some are winners and some just aren’t.

I have seen the odd SC polish pop up in market stalls and cheap polish resellers in the UK, usually some of the older lines and certainly not the more popular shades.

Do you have any SC that you would recommend?

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