Swatch of Chanel – 509 Paradoxal

Swatch of Chanel - 509 Paradoxal from honeymunchkin.com

Swatch of Chanel - 509 Paradoxal from honeymunchkin.com

Paradoxal is a cool brown polish with a lovely purple shimmer. The shimmer is very rich and deep in the bottle, but flattens out slightly once applied. Very much an autumn shade, which is a shame since you need that sunlight that summer brings to truly see the beauty of this polish.

Swatch of Chanel - 509 Paradoxal from honeymunchkin.com

Swatch of Chanel - 509 Paradoxal from honeymunchkin.com

This polish was one of my biggest lemmings for such a long time until I finally decided to face the price of it and buy it. I haven’t regretted it at all. I have several dupes (I will post a comparison soon), but I just can’t have enough of this kind of polish! Now that I have the “original” though, I don’t know what to go look for next. Any suggestions?

Swatch of Chanel - 509 Paradoxal from honeymunchkin.com

Swatch of Chanel - 509 Paradoxal from honeymunchkin.com

Swatch of Chanel - 509 Paradoxal from honeymunchkin.com

The shimmer loses much of its depth unless you add a glossy topcoat. The image above is two coats of Paradoxal on its own, the rest is with one coat of Seche Vite topcoat.

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