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MUG SHOT: Chanel Charivari (swatches and comparisons) plus more Tapage goodness

February 1, 2014 by pam

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.

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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.

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I brought out other purple Chanels to compare with Charivari.

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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.

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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.

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Dior Purple Revolution is way darker; Nars Manosque has Charivari’s smoky quality but is lighter; Dior Purple Mix is lighter and brighter.

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Recherche is the closest shade to Charivari but it looks just a tad more brown to me.

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I took a closeup for you to see.

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And because I was doing comparisons, I snuck in another Tapage comparison.

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Dior Lucky is more pink and has jelly-like qualities while Tapage is a creme.

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I decided to play with Charivari and Tapage.

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First I tried an accent nail.

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And then I did a fun French tip. Forgive the unevenness – I did this freehand and I kind of suck.

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Chanel’s Notes de Printemps Collection is now available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.


3 Comments »

  1. JDV says:

    Thank you thank you for the awesome comparison to RBL. This helps so much!

  2. Pat says:

    Loving that french tip mani! The color combo is very nice!

  3. Pau B. says:

    Cravin charivari something bad. It’s gorgeous! I need me some of that >.<

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