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Swatch Request Saturday – Search for Chanel Dupes

By on April 18, 2009
in Gray, Pink, Swatch Requests, Turquoise
Every time I post new nail polish pictures, I try to search through my stash for comparable shades but sometimes time just doesn’t permit that. And then the requests for comparisons start coming in. So to remedy the situation, I’m introducing Swatch Request Weekends. Every weekend that I have free, I’ll be addressing as many swatch requests as I can.

The unveiling of the Chanel Celestial Lights collection and my new Barry M shades brought up a lot of great dupe questions so I hope I answered them for you after the jump. Enjoy!

MariahGem wanted to know how Finger Paints Turquoise Tile from the Sunburst Summer collection compares to Sally Hansen’s Honeydew. As you can see, Honeydew leans more green.
After seeing Chanel’s new Mica Rose and hearing how it compares to fan favorite Flamingo, Denette requested a Flamingo dupe. Unfortunately I don’t have any polishes with Flamingo’s exact sparkle factor but Nubar Je t’aime comes pretty close. OPI Dancing In The Isles is just too metallic.
Of course people always want a low cost version of Chanel’s stunning shades and Cosmic Violine is no exception. The closest I could come is with OPI Kris Kringle Makes Me Tingle, a holiday Trade Secret exclusive. Kris Kringle’s shimmer is more garish and the base is more brown without the same depth as Cosmic Violine. I threw in Tulipe Noire just for funsies.
Reader Crotchfairy wanted to see Barry M’s Grey next to MAC On The Prowl and Rescue Beauty Lounge Stormy. The Barry M is much deeper.
The only shade I have that is remotely close is a custom blended CND shade. Get the recipe here.
That’s it for this week kids. If you have a request, leave a comment or email me at [editor] at [alllacqueredup] dot [com]. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  1. Emily says:

    Great idea. I was wondering if you would provide some Essie dupes of any popular colours. I love purple, so a any drugstore purples would be appreciated. Any drugstore colours you reccommend?

  2. Jenn says:

    Wow! I like Sally Hansen’s Honeydew!

  3. Jenn says:

    I also like the Barry M Grey! Is Barry M available in the US? I know the really popular panacea81 on YouTube does a lot of her make-up tutorials using Barry M.

  4. Phyrra says:

    Oooh! I soo need Turquoise Tile. Gorgeous!

  5. mandy says:

    SH Honeydew looks a lot like Barielle Decadence in pics.

  6. The Asian Girl says:

    Thanks for the comparisons! I think Cosmic Violine might still be too light for me; I own Tulipe Noire as well and it’s also too light…I guess I’ll just see at the Chanel counter. I LOVE Turquoise Tile though, GORGEOUS…and such an underrated brand, too.

  7. Crotchfairy says:

    Thank you for posting swatched. I’m sorry I asked in the beginning. It was kind of rude of me since I was a first time poster/dedicated lurker. Thank you very much though

  8. Shojo Flash says:

    Wow, this is an amazing idea. I’m with the Honeydew fans!

  9. Yvonne says:

    There is a Milani polish that was released recently that looks very similar to MAC On The Prowl. I haven’t tried it, so I can’t be sure, but I think its worth checking out, especially for grey fans.

  10. NailPolishDebby says:

    I LOVE your site!! I know that if I am looking for info or release dates, I will find it here.And now comparaswatches!!! Yupee!!!

  11. Denette says:

    Thanks so much for the Flamingo comparison – I appreciate it! You are definitely using your nail polish fanatic powers for good!

    I agree with you about OPI DITI – too metallic, not enough sparkle. I do like the Nubar color though (and definitely more in my price range!).

    Thanks again.

  12. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much!!! It helped me compare tulip noire to cosmic violin- I didn’t realize there was such difference between these two colors. I wonder how mica rose will compare to flamingo… it would be great to see them side by side like this…