February 13, 2012

Jessica Iridescent Eye vs Chanel Peridot

Good morning! Hope you all had a good weekend! Turned out to be quite a crazy one with the passing of Whitney Houston...when I was little my best friend Kaitie and I would always sing along to her music (and Mariah's, we were divas lol) so sad that such a great talent is gone.

Today I have a comparison for you guys. Recently, Jessica came out with a polish called Iridescent Eye. I heard about it over on Make Up Alley a little while back, when I came across the Jessica booth at ISSE I had to pick up a bottle to bring it home and see if it really was a dupe to Chanel Peridot. It's very rare that I buy into Chanel hype and fork over the big bucks for one of their polishes....it seems like every single time I do someone comes around and dupes it then I feel like an idiot. This is definitely one of those times. Jessica Iridescent Eye is a spot on dupe for Peridot.  If I hadn't labeled which finger was which polish I wonder how many of you would have known it was even different! Formula wise I actually prefer the Jessica polish, the formula was a little thicker and easier to apply. I used 2 coats of polish for each.

Price wise, Jessica retails for $7.50 a bottle, Chanel $26...the Jessica bottle is also bigger 0.5 fl oz as opposed to the Chanel which is 0.4 fl oz.





Surprisingly,  Chanel Peridot is still available on their website, for a whopping $26. Jessica is available here on Jessica's website for $7.50.  I'm sure you know which I'd recommend...the Jessica version. I don't see the point in buying the Chanel unless you want it just for the brand name.

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for the comparison!  It's crazy how much alike they are.

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  2. Personally, I bought the Chanel one. Not because it's CHANEL, but because they were the ones to come up with the color. And Jessica just flat-out copied it. You see, I don't really like companies stealing from each other.

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  3. They are really close - and very beautiful.
    Another very close dupe is the the German polish called Absolute Nails Fireworks (I have swatches on my blog), gorgeous, and with that I don't need the Chanel :)

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  5. Thanks for this recommendation! I cannot imagine spending $26 on a polish unless it was absolutely mind blowing, so knowing there is a very affordable dupe out there is awesome! I'll be getting this one in the very near future.

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  6. Great comparison shots! And yes, albeit the hype Peridot has created, it hasn't been sold out in the UK either! I also found Hidden Treasure from Topshop a close dupe ^^

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  7. I have yet to see a Chanel that I absolutely need. I've got Zoya Raven that is a dupe (but can't remember the Chanel name) and Hard Candy Sky, which is close to Riva. I do like this one, so I might pick it up. I'm too cheap to drop $26 for a bottle of polish!

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  8. Wow those are close. I already got the Chanel one, but now i want the jessica one too! thanks for posting the comparision :)

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  9. Thanks for the comparison Jen!  I love posts like these.  I'm always up for saving some money.  I actually don't own any Chanel polishes - I try to not even look at them, LOL!  It really is a beautiful color though. Do you know of any stores that sell Jessica or can you only buy online?

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  10. MarciaF (beauty info zone)February 13, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    Unreal. I have the Chanel but if I'd only known I'd be able to buy more polish instead of paying for the Chanel.

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  11. I get where you're coming from but everyone copies everyone. I'm happy the companies are putting out affordable dupes to high end polishes like Chanel. Not everyone can afford to spend $26 on 1 bottle of polish!

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  12. Shipping on the Jessica website is as much as the polish! EEEk!!! I am mulling it over....

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  13. Oooh, I like the Jessica color!  I wish I knew where they sold that in a real store so I could pick it up without paying for shipping...

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  14. Thank you! I absolutely love your comparisons!
    Patricia

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  15. I wish I could tell you! I've never seen Jessica polish in an actual store. I asked them about it at ISSE and was told they are working on having wider distribution...hopefully that happens soon!

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  16. WOW! That is mos def a spot on dupe! And a third of the cost of the Chanel. Crazy.

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  17. That's one good dupe!

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  18. That is the best dupe I have every seen.  Exact match!

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  19. Oh, thanks a lot this is a great tip! they look the same and I don´t see the point of spending so much money in luxury brands

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  20. Wow! I wouldn't have even known they were a different polish if it wasn't labelled. Excellent swatch, thanks!! :)

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  21. You're right...these do look exactly alike. I love your comparison posts, btw :)

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  22.  I've never found a store that carries this brand, unfortunately :( I did ask them about it at ISSE and they said they are working on changing that!

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  23. Thanks for the swatches:) I bought Ozotic 507 a while ago to kill this lemming, but I wish I would have waited (and saved myself like $10) and bought the Jessica one!

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  24. Ah..super dupes! Nice. Looks like O.P.I will have a dupe in their spidey collection too!

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  25. Wow! This is an exact dupe at a fraction of the cost!  Not sure I really love either of them, though.  Cool comparison swatches.

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  26. I just have to laugh because this is an EXACT dupe! Thanks for sharing. I will be trying Jessica.

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  27. I admit, I caved and finally got Chanel Peridot. It's probably the only bottle of Chanel I'll ever get (nothing has really wowed me lately) so it's a nice thing for a collector.

    BUT I did get the whole trio of the Jessica Polishes which are total dupes! I do think the Chanel has a bit more depth in the sparkle but really, it's definitely a dupe. The other two Jessica colors are Chanel dupes and gorgeous....want to do a mani w/ all 3.

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  28. What's horrible is how here in Singapore, OPI costs around US$18... Why is polish so expensive? ugh

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  29. I don't regret buying the Chanel. I had the color while the trend was super hot, and not watching everyone else wearing it and waiting for a dupe to come out! :)

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