Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Barry M Dusky Mauve

Here are a few pictures of Barry M Dusky Mauve. This is rumoured to be a dupe for Chanel's Paradoxal. I can't give you a solid opinion on that claim but judging from swatches I've seen of the Chanel, I'd say it is pretty darn close!

I wore this on New Years Eve and lots of my friends commented on it. My bestie (who has never bought a polish in her life!) even said she's going to get some to wear at work because it looks so sophisticated.

I also have Models Own Purple Grey in my collection which you can see here. This polish is a good match for the colour of Dusky Mauve but doesn't have the shimmer - it's just a plain creme.

And of course - I had to put a Konad over it and matte it up.

Konad Plate: M57
Base Colour: Barry M - Dusky Mauve
Konad Colour: Collection 2000 - Moonlight Shine
Top Coat of Essie Matte About You


  1. the bottom mani looks amazing!! ♥

  2. Wow, mattifying that totally changes the look.

  3. This is a shade darker than the gray one you poste in the past.

    I like the effects you added to it. FAB! :)

  4. Thanks liquoredonlaquer!

    Thank you Karen. I agree, I always try matte top coat on all my new polishes :D

    Thanks Toni. Do you think so? I can't tell without them next to each other. Perhaps I'll do a comparison post :D


  5. Dusky mauve is really beautiful =).
    I like the last manicure too, but I think that Dusky mauve looks better on it's own =)

  6. ooeehh huge thumbs up for the leopard...my favorite of all konads :)

  7. Soo pretty. I love all versions of the Chanel original. The color is just so unique. I have the Revlon version of Paradoxal. Leopard FTW!

  8. I'm so glad I received this in a swap. I LOVE this color and it looks awesome on you. :)

  9. Pretty colour! Thanks for the swatches! :)

  10. By the way, a comparison post is genius! Maybe so? :)

    I don't know if you accept blog awards but I gave you one anyway. :)

  11. I have this one and its in my top 10, ive also found its a pretty good match to Rimmel Lycra PRO 385 Hot List.


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