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  1. MUG SHOT: Alchimie and Mysterious from Chanel’s Superstition Collection for Fall 2013

    July 24, 2013 by pam

    This year’s fall collection from Chanel is called Superstition.

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    Inspired by Coco Chanel’s love for good luck charms, the collection includes three nail polish shades – Alchimie, Mysterious and Elixir.

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    I had been very excited about this collection since the day I first saw the promo pics. Today, I’m going to show you two of the colors.

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    Let’s start with Alchimie.

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    Of the three shades in the collection, this was the one I was most excited about. Yes, Chanel makes crazy sexy reds and pretty pinks, but I love it when this brand comes out with unusual shades.

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    Chanel describes this as “golden khaki.”

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    It’s a super shimmery greenish gold with yellow undertones.

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    I see this shade pull more gold on most people but I think my skin tone brings out the green and yellow in it.

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    The formula is nice and rich – two coats are enough.

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    But I wanted to use three for more intense color.

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    Although it flows nicely, careful application is important because the finish is prone to showing brushstrokes.

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    Use as few strokes as possible.

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    I pulled out some Chanels to compare with Alchimie.

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    Any thoughts of its similarities to Peridot flew out the window when I swatched them together.

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    Peridot is a lot flashier and is a green-gold duochrome, Khaki Vert is a creme and has gray undertones, Diwali is a true pale gold with no hint of green and Or De Russie is a shimmery blackened olive green/gold beauty.

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    This is Mysterious.

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    Chanel describes this as “deep khaki.”

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    It is a very deep khaki but it’s also more complex than that.

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    Mysterious is a dark olive green creme with brown undertones.

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    I also see hints of deep purple in it.

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    This is a perfect color for fall but it’s also the kind of shade I like to wear all year long.

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    Lovely formula.

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    It’s super rich and applies nicely.

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    I used two coats.

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    I like to think that my Chanel collection is pretty extensive but I still didn’t have many bottles that looked similar to Mysterious. I pulled out Vertigo along with a few other dark shades from different brands to compare.

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    Dior Amazonia is a lot more green, RBL Turn It Around is lighter, a lot more green and has that gorgeous copper shimmer, Vertigo is more purple and has reddish shimmer, RBL Fortissimo is a deeper, blackened brown with hints of green.

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    No dupes here.

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    Chanel’s Superstition Collection will be available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source in August.