With all the beauty buzz surrounding Chanel's latest lacquer, Paradoxal, I hot footed it down to my nearest counter this morning to take a look.
Did I buy it? Of course.
Do I think it's that special? Not sure.
In the bottle Paradoxal looks beautiful, it's a very deep with a vibrant purple pearl effect when light is reflected on it.
But when applied it looks a little dull, that gorgeous vibrant purple colour is lost on the nail and it simply looks like an off black/dark grey.
With the flash in the picture you can see the shimmer a little but in real life you can't see it. It's not all bad the formulation is really nice and the colour is perfect for Autumn but it just isn't that special or what I thought it would be.
I feel I could find a cheaper dupe if I tried so for me it's definitely a nice to have but not a must have! P.S Great dupe thanks to VexInTheCity over at Models Own in the colour Purple Grey.
On the other hand another of Chanel's latest offerings did impress me, a lot.
The new LE Intense eye pencil in 69 Clair caught my eye instantly like all nude things do.
I don't have the biggest eyes and I'm not a fan of the bright white eyeliner look so I was so excited to see this pencil.
I have tried other off white liners like Benefit's EyeBright (too pink) and Guerlain does a nice one too but the consistency is not great ( scratchy and hard).
Chanel's Kohl liner is creamy and the colour is gorgeous, a peachy almost flesh coloured pencil which subtly just helps to open up the eyes.
Did you fall for the hype and pick up Paradoxal what do you think??