This is my follow-up mission in response to my blog post earlier this week "Chanel Paradoxal Rant!"
Disclaimer: I am in no way trying to prove to people who want, own, or love Chanel Paradoxal that my franken is an exact dupe or better than it. I'm not trying to sway away people from purchasing this if they want to spend the money on it. The purpose of me doing this franken is to show people who are not 100% sold on it, or do not want to spend a higher price for it that they can easily for under $10 create a color similar to Paradoxal. If you really want Paradoxal please go out and get it because frankens are never going to be a perfect dupe. This is just an alternative. :)
Here is my result...
The Beauty Look Book
I didn't find this franken difficult in the sense of finding what colors to use that was a piece of cake. I'll show what I use later. The difficulty with frankening this was that every photo I've seen of it is different. In some photos is more purple while others it's more grey. I think that is part of the allure of this color. To be honest, while trying to franken this I could begin to understand peoples attraction to it. However, regardless $23 is out of the question to me!
I think the main differences with my franken is mine is more grey and the shimmer is a little more cool toned. I think I did capture the essence of the color. It's not dupe, but I think it does measure up as nice alternative. Plus it only will cost you around $5-$6 depending on what products you use!
Here is what I used....
1/3 bottle of Confetti Centerstage $2
3 drops of white nail polish (I suggest getting WnW White for $1)
** I would also recommend maybe getting WnW Black for $1 to help if you are finding your color too light
This formula should get you in the Paradoxal realm, but of course you can add a bit more of this or a bit more of that to perfect it the way you like it. I think if you like a color and you want to duplicate it, you shouldn't expect to get an exact dupe. You should make it the way you like it. If you like it more purple add more purple etc. There are not any rules just enjoy it. Frankening is fun way to save money and make your own fun creations!
I hope this may of helped some of you out there who liked Paradoxal but didn't care for the hefty price tag! Let me say one thing, if you don't like to spend a lot on polish or don't find it necessary don't ever feel like you NEED a polish because there is a lot of hype around it. Of course, if it's something you want and don't mind the price, go ahead and get it :)! Paradoxal is a nice and great color, but it's not for me or my budget! That's one of the reasons for my blog is to share nail products for those of us on a budget. I'm sure there are many others in this position so this was the reason for this post and my previous rant.