Chanel in #637 Malice

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Now that's a beautiful polish, right? This is Chanel in #637 Malice. I love Malice so much that I actually wore it twice last year (the first time I had a raw cut on my pinky and did my nails while watching TV, so you can tell which of these set of pics they are). Malice was the only polish released with the Holiday 2012 "Éclats du Soir" collection, but you don't need more than one polish in a collection when it's this beautiful. Unfortunately, the sun never came out when I was wearing this polish, but I think that speaks to how gorgeous it is - it doesn't need the sun to shine.

Malice might look dupable, but it's really not. It's a blackened red that's neither too cool nor to warm. The thing that makes Malice different from the other similar vampies is that, first, it really never looks black except in the lowest of lights (like watching TV with one light on). And second, it has a jelly base, which really makes the shimmer shine through like it's glowing - that lit-from-within effect. 

The formula is really wonderful. I used 2 thin coats. You could get away with 1 thicker coat, but I think due to the jelly base that 2 gives it more depth.

Worn November 26 - December 2 and December 9 - 11, 2012.

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Here's how it looks in lower light. You can see, it always retains some of that glow:

Indirect natural light - indoors, cloudy
Artificial light - indoors

It's the rare polish that isn't made to look more awesome with flash lighting, but flash really makes Malice seem more generic than it is.

Direct flash
Direct flash

Just a few extra beauty shots:

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As I mentioned before, there aren't any true dupes to Malice. However, I did do a pretty extensive comparison post, which you can find here. You can find more pictures of Malice at The Beauty Look Book swatches and comparisons, Ommorphia Beauty Bar swatches and comparison, Polish Police swatches, Polish or Perish swatches, Audreyeleven's Flickr, Purple Yellow's Flickr, Front Row Beauty swatches, My Lucite Dreams swatch, Joey'space swatch, Kai's Obsessions swatches and comparisons, Rachel Marie's Nails swatches, Temptalia swatches, Pointless Cafe swatches, and The Swatchaholic swatches.

Did you get the chance to pick up Malice? What's your favorite lit-from-within shade?

Comments

  1. I love this shade so much! Unfortunately it was soon sold out, I live in a small city with only one Chanel counter in a beauty store and they had like ... three bottles? maybe. Well, when I went to the store it was already sold out. It was on my wish list for a while, but I decided I'm not going to wish for impossible things. You're very lucky to own it!!!!!
    Thanks for the swatches!

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  2. hmmm - this looks STUNNING on you!

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  3. Natalia - I'm sorry you didn't get your hands on this! In my experience if you're patient, you'll usually find what you're looking for. Have you ever tried Izzy's Beauty Shoppe? They will often get in stock after it's sold out in stores and on the Chanel website.

    UKNailRunner - Thank you so much!

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