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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chanel Graphite vs. Revlon Carbonite

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 ;)

1 Coat

Top: Chanel Graphite
Bottom: Revlon Carbonite
Top: Revlon Carbonite
Bottom: Chanel Graphite


2 Coats

Top: Revlon Carbonite
Bottom: Chanel Graphite

Top: Chanel Graphite
Bottom: Revlon Carbonite

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!!
xo

7 comments:

  1. i picked up graphite today and can't wait to try it :D

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  2. I do see the sparkle is there with Graphite, but I do think they're still pretty darn close! :)

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  3. I love Chanel's fall collection, especially graphite! Very nice comparison though. I would get Revlon's if I hadn't forked over the cash for Chanel :)

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  4. I see what you mean about the Chanel being super sparkly and I would buy almost exactly the same colors for that one detail that sets the expensive one apart. BTW, your engagement ring is flawless. When are we going to get a wedding update?

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  5. Thanks for the pics, they were very helpful! I really want the Revlon one, but I can't find it anywhere:( Guess Chanel it is!!<3

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  6. where did you get your engadment ring from its stunning?

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