|Chanel Nail Polish Paradoxal (509) available at and provided c/o Izzy's Perfume & Beauty Shoppe|
Chanel Paradoxal is a dusty greyish purple nail polish with reddish violet shimmer mixed in. The shimmer, of course, is typical Chanel - visible only when the light hits it, under sunlight or artificial light, and more obvious in the bottle than on the nails. The color was launched a couple of years back and is, I think, a part of their permanent line of nail colors. I have lost count of the number of times I have added this to my basket and put it back because it seems such a dull-looking color. I finally got this about 2 months back and didn't bother using it until recently. Such is the appeal of the color :P With the weather starting to cool down here, though, I find this a perfect color to use. Scroll on for more photos.
Chanel Paradoxal is one of those colors I have taken forever to make up mind about, but now, I quite like it. I love the flashes of shimmer in it, and I love the greyish purple base that makes it a perfect start-of-fall color. I have not used any topcoat in these photos, and using one definitely brings out the shimmer better and helps it stay chip-free longer. Going by reviews I have read, when Chanel launched this color way back when, it was a trendsetter of sorts, but I am sure there are good enough dupes available for it now. If you love Chanel nail polishes, though, this is a classic you will want to have around.
Chanel Nail Polish - Paradoxal (509) - Ingredients