This is where I share my thoughts of polish, pets, life in general. Click on any of the tabs below to find out more about the Pointless Cafe Blog.

FB Plugin


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Comparison Request and a Chanel Malice Dupe Alert?

*This product is Cruelty Free 

Nope. This is not a Chanel Malice dupe. Chanel Malice IS, however, a dupe of THIS gorgeous polish! Deborah Lippmann's B!tches Brew has been out for a few years while Malice came out either this year or the end of last year.

You guys know I don't use the word dupe lightly, but this one is thisclose! Check it out.

Chanel Malice vs Deborah Lippman Bitches Brew

Chanel Malice vs Deborah Lippman Bitches Brew

Chanel Malice vs Deborah Lippman Bitches Brew

So what do you think? Bottom line, if I HAD to pick out the difference, I'd have to be wearing them side-by-side just like this and I'd have to have just the right lighting. I wore them both on the same hand yesterday and asked at least 10 of my real life acquaintances if they thought I was wearing two different polishes and not one of them could tell, much less pick out which nails were different.

So who wins the smackdown? Deborah Lippmann Bitches Brew and here's why:

* Deborah Lippmann Bitches Brew came out first.
* Deborah Lippmann Bitches Brew is cruelty-free while Chanel is questionable since they sell in China
* Deborah Lippmann Bitches Brew retails for $18, Chanel for $27
* Both formulas are comparable
* Both dry shiny
* Both are fully opaque in 2 coats
* Chanel Malice chipped first
* Bitches Brew is still widely available while Malice is sold out almost everywhere and is going for ridiculous prices on eBay

What say you?

You can purchase Deborah Lippmann polishes, including this one, at Planet Beauty. Planet Beauty carries hundreds of brands and span the beauty spectrum - hair care, skin care, nails, bath & body, organic and many others. Go check them out on-line now at their site here and take advantage of free shipping right now on orders of $34 or more. (Always free shipping on $100 or more.) Or better yet, go visit one of their 34 brick and mortar stores and get the full experience!

Other Planet Beauty links:



Planet Beauty Blog

If you enjoyed this post, please take a second to "like" it! Thanks!



  1. You picked the right one on this Smackdown! I agree with everything you wrote...Yay DL!

  2. Your comparisons are always my favorite! The two went toe-to-toe!!

  3. Excellent dupe review! I already have malice and was already searching for a UK source of the Lippmann I had such a lemming from your last post, so you just saved me a bunch of cash! :-)

  4. Are you sure that Deborah Lippmann is cruelty free? I cant seem to find them on PETAS list...

    1. They claim to be (on the first page of their website) and they've been on my CF list from the beginning. While I do refer to PETA's list when I can't find information elsewhere, they aren't on the top of my list. For anything.

    2. Oh, I thought PETA were the ones to go to for info. Thanks for the heads up!

  5. I say I love you for this post. I've been lusting after Malice since I first saw a swatch but couldn't bring myself to pay that much.

  6. This post is a savior! You have no idea how scared I am to finish my bottle of Malice!

  7. Deborah Lippmann's polishes are fantastic! Addicted To Speed is the best top coat I've ever used; dries very fast and stays shiny!

  8. Thank you so much for this post! I missed out on Malice, and I've stalking eBay, but I could never get myself to pay so much for a nail polish :D.


Thank you for commenting! I love hearing from you...Please do not post links in your comments as they will be automatically deleted. If you would like me to look at your site, please contact me via email. THANKS!