Last week, I showed you the beauty that is Chanel Tapage. This time, I’m going to show you the other polish from Chanel’s Notes de Printemps Collection for Spring 2014: Charivari.
Chanel describes Charivari as a “dark mauve.” It’s a dusty deep purple creme. It can also be described as a smoky plum or eggplant. Lovely formula, application was easy. I used two coats.
I brought out other purple Chanels to compare with Charivari.
Paradoxal is a lot lighter and has shimmer; Taboo is darker and is super shimmery; Provocation is a red-based purple; Vendetta has a lot more blue in it and is a shimmer, not a creme. No dupes here.
I also wanted to compare this shade with non-Chanels. I especially wanted to see how it compares to Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Recherche because the two shades look super similar in photos.
Dior Purple Revolution is way darker; Nars Manosque has Charivari’s smoky quality but is lighter; Dior Purple Mix is lighter and brighter.
Recherche is the closest shade to Charivari but it looks just a tad more brown to me.
I took a closeup for you to see.
And because I was doing comparisons, I snuck in another Tapage comparison.
Dior Lucky is more pink and has jelly-like qualities while Tapage is a creme.
I decided to play with Charivari and Tapage.
First I tried an accent nail.
And then I did a fun French tip. Forgive the unevenness – I did this freehand and I kind of suck.
Chanel’s Notes de Printemps Collection is now available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.