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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chanel Peridot and Graphite

Today's manicures are two new polishes from Chanel's three polish Fall collection. I couldn't bring myself to buy the frosty beige. My grandma is too cool for that.
The other two colors besides Quartz (being Peridot and Graphite) are both amazing in my opinion. Good application and beautiful depth. Peridot appears mostly as a sparkly gold shimmer but shows green around the edges and at certain angles to the light. Graphite is almost a silver foil, the purple and golden green sparkles give the appearance of rough texture.
As to dupes, the closest thing I could find in my collection to Peridot was OPI At Your Quebec and Call and Nicole by OPI Sea How Far You Go, AYQAC it is much darker and more subtle without duochrome and NOPI SHFYG is more similar in finish but not as vibrant as Peridot. As for Graphite, Ulta Pro Twilight is of a similar flavor, as is OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous (what a terrible name...). I believe Revlon has put out a dupe called Carbonite, though I haven't seen it yet. I would be happy to do comparison swatches if some people want them.
These manis are one coat Spa Ritual Lacquer Lock bc, one coat CND Stickey bc, two coats of polish, and one coat of Seche Vite tc.
These pictures were taken indoors using artificial lighting.


  1. Peridot is gorgeous! And it looks really pretty in the bottle also!

  2. I love Graphite. Would love to see a comparison with the Revlon dupe since the Chanel is out of reach for me!

  3. Millie- I will keep my eye out for the Revlon dupe. I couldn't find it today.