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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Chanel Pirate Take Two - Comparisons

So, I did a review of Chanel Pirate already. But because I'd read others saying two coats was enough and mine took FIVE coats and I still had VNL, I decided to see if I had a bad bottle and I took it back and exchanged it.

Apparently I did have a bad bottle.  However, while 3 coats is now sufficient, I still have a very slight VNL. Not bad though.

But really, for all the trouble, not sure it's worth it since I have China Glaze China Rouge. The only difference I can tell (and I've looked under every possible lighting situation) is China Rouge is easier to apply, only takes two coats and doesn't leave VNL.

Don't get me wrong, I do love a great Chanel polish, but FOR ME, this one isn't it.

Sorry about the lack of clean-up in these photos. Take a look and judge for yourself.

Can you tell which fingers are sporting Chanel Pirate?

Chanel Pirate Comparison

Chanel Pirate Comparison
Chanel Pirate Comparison

Chanel Pirate Comparison
So would I buy Chanel Pirate again? No.

How about you?


  1. Oh, no way. I'd definitely go for the ChG! What a great comparison.

  2. Good to know that China Rouge is a dupe, very helpful post!

  3. Thanks Nicole and hermetic for your comments! I didn't really address Perfect 10 Take Charge because the finish and application aren't as good as China Rouge.


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