November 21, 2010

Revlon- Perplex vs. Chanel Paradoxal

Hi guys! Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was pretty boring...not sure if that is good or not. It rained most of yesterday but is nice out today, for now. I went dusty hunting this morning and picked up a few new goodies for myself, nothing too spectacular but a few pretty OPI's. Tonight I'm taking Degen, my wiener dog, to see Santa! I'm sure he'll be asking for a lifetime supply of cookies and toys lol. Tomorrow I'll probably post up his picture! At the bottom of this post is his picture with a brokedown looking Santa when we was about 9 months old...I miss my puppy!

Anywho, I'm sure you've heard of this new Revlon shade that just came out called Perplex. I searched 5 CVS stores before I finally found the display. Perplex is said to be a dupe of Chanel- Paradoxal, and it's pretty darn close if I do say so myself.  In terms of price well the Revlon is nearly $20 cheaper as it retails for $4.99, Chanel if memory serves me right was $23. I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I prefer the Revlon formula. Considering this is only my 2nd time using Revlon and my first experience left me with a bad taste I'm shocked that I like their formula better. I also like their brush better than the Chanel brush but that's just a personal preference thing. In terms of wear I wore my polish like this for 3 days and had chipping on one of the fingers with Chanel and only minor tip wear with the Revlon polished nails.  I'm not going to say which polish is which until the end, see if you can tell the difference!

I used 2 coats of Chanel-Paradoxal and 2 coats of Revlon- Perplex for the swatches below.





So which is which?


Bonus puppy Santa picture featuring the most frightening brokedown Santa I'd ever seen. If I was a child he probably would have scared me. 


22 comments:

  1. Oh my god they are almost identical! If you hadn't have labelled the photos I wouldn't have known the difference! I really, really want Revlon Perplex now, hopefully it will come to Canada soon! :)

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  2. I am so excited to see the comparisons! I've been wanting the Chanel polish, but there was NO way I was going to fork out that much for ONE bottle! Gonna go on the hunt for mine tomorrow!

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  3. :) Its so close in comparison! I'm still waiting for this!

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  4. Hahaha OMG love the name of your dog :) Did you know that Degen means "The dough" in Swedish? Amazing Paradoxal dupe :)

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  5. This is awesome! Hopefully I'll be able to track this one down. I love saving money =)

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  6. Couldn't tell them apart! If I'll ever feel for paradoxal, revlon would be my pick. Thanks for the comparison!
    and OMG that Santa is scary. I don't know...rapist killer or whatever look :D
    Cute doggie!

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  7. Must hit up the local CVS for this dupe. Any luck finding a dupe of Chanel Rivas?

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  8. OMG that Santa does look creepy,lol I'd been scared of him too,haha. I'm gonna try and look for this hopefully I'll have luck. ;)

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  9. these are some of the best pics i've seen of this polish. i'm not a grey/taupe fan, but the color looks very pretty here. i just might pick this one up. thanks for the comparison.

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  10. This is fantastic! Since I think this color is pretty, but not amazing, I didn't want to pay the Chanel price...$4.99, I can do that!

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  11. i've been debating on getting paradoxal. nice to know there is a dupe! gonna have to find it now!!!

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  12. Glad you all like this! And I hope those of you looking for it are able to find it, even if you have to go to 5 CVS's to do so lol

    @nailsbyellan- I didn't know that about his name...it's pretty funny though! I laughed so hard when I read your comment!

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  13. I must find that polish! We dont' have CVS here, but I"ll hit every Walgreens, Rite-Aid and Bartells I can :)

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  14. I definitely can't tell the difference! I have Paradoxal, but I think I'll try to find this and hold it back to use for a giveaway sometime.

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  15. I'm going to buy the Revlon. Thanks so much for finding this. I had no idea about this polish. Looks gorgeous and I couldn't tell the difference.

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  16. Thanks for this! You're the only comp that I've seen that actually shows both on one hand and they're just about identical. I have Paradoxal but will be acquiring Perplexed asap~

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  17. Revlon is a great brand, but I love my Chanel too! :)

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  18. I just found Revlon 'Perplex' at my local Big Lots for a dollar.
    SCORE!

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