Yesterday I almost judged a book by its cover. After reader Mahnaz asked how Aragonite, one of the new Glossimers from the Chanel Les Perles de Chanel spring collection, compared to NARS Moon Fleet, my initial reaction was, “Uh oh! Chanel must have copied NARS.”
NOTE: If you’re interested, you can see swatches of the entire Les Perles de Chanel collection at the bottom of this post.
But then I pulled out both colors and gave the question more thought. Both shades are related, but NARS Moon Fleet, a permanent color from the line, is a sheer and shimmery yellow gold, and I think it looks much darker and yellower than Aragonite does.
What about other possible Aragonite dupes? Hmm… How about Chanel Glossimer in Galactic (circa 2007)?
NARS Lipgloss in Moon Fleet (left) and Chanel Glossimer in Aragonite (right)
First cousins, perhaps?
Chanel Glossimer in Aragonite (left) and Galactic (right)
From left: NARS Moon Fleet, Chanel Aragonite and Chanel Galactic
Swatches from left without flash: NARS Moon Fleet, Chanel Aragonite and Chanel Galactic
Swatches from without
Swatches with flash
NARS Moon Fleet (left) and Chanel Aragonite (right)
Les Perles de Chanel: Swatches on NC35 Skin
In case you haven’t made up your mind about the collection yet, here are some more swatches to help you decide…
Precision Eye Definer in Gris Scintillant (far left), Poudre Universelle Compact in Rose Merveille (far right) and Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eye Shadow Palette (five swatches in center)
From left: Les Vernis Nail Colour in Black Pearl, Les Vernis Nail Colour in Peche Nacree, Les Vernis Nail Colour in Pearl Drop, Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in Peche, Levres Precision Lip Definer in Framboise and Rouge Double Intensite in Cristal Rose
Rouge Allure in Coquette, Rouge Allure in Flamboyante, Rouge Coco in Peregrina, Rouge Coco in Jersey Rose, Glossimer in Nakkar and Glossimer in Aragonite
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Deep Green, Rose, Beige and Ivory; Joes Contraste Powder Blush in Espiegle, Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insouciance and Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Genie
Some Earlier Posts on the Chanel Les Perles de Chanel Spring 2011 Collection
- Opulent Opalescence: The Chanel Les Perles de Chanel Collection for Spring 2011
- Would You Say the New Chanel Black Pearl, Pearl Drop and Peche Nacree Nail Polishes Live Up to the Hype?
- The Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow Quad in Regard Perle Will Shine a Light on Your Eyes
- The Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette, Kitty Tron and Chai Tea
- Iâ€™m Dreaming of a Rouge Springtime with Chanel Rouge Coco in Peregrina
- Wishes Come True with Chanel Extrait de Gloss in Genie
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,