|Barry M "Dusky Mauve" - artificial light|
Look at that amazeballs lilac shimmer in the bottle...isn't it lovely? The sad thing is that it stays in the bottle. There is the barest hint of purple-ness on the nail, but not shimmery, and only if you squint at it very carefully in just the right light and really believe that it's there. Yes it's one of those.
I bought this polish having seen my friend wearing Chanel Paradoxal. I'm not Rockafella, so I went looking online for a dupe and found this Barry M. Now online swatches do seem to suggest that this BM and the Chanel are exact dupes, I'm not so sure. I thought the Paradoxal in person had more of an evident purple shimmer, but other bloggers seem to suggest it's the other way round.
Well, regardless, I think that this is a gorgeous and sophisticated colour and you'd have to be mental to spend £18 instead of £3. I mean, think of how many polishes you could buy with your £15 change. The change would get you a Deborah Lippmann polish...(or 3 if you go to TK Maxx!). So it's not contest. I'm sure the Chanel would last a lot longer, but I tend to change my polish almost as often as my socks so wear time really isn't a problem.
I got my bottle of Dusky Mauve for £2.90 from Nail Polish Direct (link in suppliers page). For some reason it seems this one is rarely in store, perhaps its and older polish, but it is easily available online.