Lately, whenever Chanel comes out with one of their new, irresistible nail polish shades, we can almost expect Revlon to release a very similar, if not exact dupe a few weeks later. Well my obsession with Chanel & nail polish got the best of me, and being that I was scared to death that it would sell out and I would miss it, I snatched up a bottle of Chanel's Graphite as soon as it went on sale. Had I just waited and found a little patience within, I could have just bought Revlon's Carbonite and saved myself the battle with myself, blogs, and fellow Twitter followers about how close the 2 bottles really were. While some may think I am just a little bit CRAZY for deciding to keep Graphite based on the incredible sparkle factor that I just can't see in Carbonite, other fellow Chanel addicts will completely understand the need to refrain from returning it! Hopefully you watched my video showing the two live, but if you haven't, here are some pictures comparing them. **Note The first 2 pictures are with 1 coat and you can see how metallic and opaque the Revlon goes on, whereas Chanel is more "sheer" but definitely has way more sparkle. Chanel*s Graphite is on the hand with my gorgeous engagement ring for reference! You can click on the pictures to enlarge them ;)
I don't know if the pictures do these colors justice....I can definitely tell the difference, but some may think I am losing my mind. If you are not one who pays all that attention to detail and you just want this shade of polish purely based on the color, than you can easily save yourself the $25 and pick up Revlon's Carbonite next time you*re at the drugstore. However, if you are one that has a very detailed eye and may be slightly compulsive ::cough me cough:::....splurge and get yourself a bottle of Chanel's Graphite ;).
Hope that was helpful!!