Saturday, 26 November 2011

Barry M DUSKY MAUVE - Perplex Dupe ??


Hi Goddesses

So, this is unusual.  This has a 2 word name (which admittedly describes what it is) but which also sounds like a name any other brand would have come up with ?  Oh Barry, you disappoint me!

Welcome to Dusty Mauve, which may or may not be a Perplex dupe (I will do you a comparison later).  This is an amazing colour, and really quite indefinable.  Er, how am I going to do this ….?  Ok, here goes ….

This is a murky, sludgy swampy purple, a grey-brown purple, a porridge purple.  There is no warmth, but there is smokiness and dustiness.  This is brown AND grey without being either, and has a subtle purple shimmer threaded through it.  It’s like cabbage soup, made with purples.

Yikes!   What you need to know is that this is a damn cool colour, a rare colour, and a “what are you wearing” colour.  I love it, and I think I’ll be wearing it loads.

What you can really see in the bottle (but less so on the nail) is a lovely violet shimmer swirling on top of the polish like a layer of fairy scum – this actually reminds me of pigeons.  Pigeons ? Yes, bear with.  You know how when you look at a pigeon and you see the grey, but then there’s also a lilacky sheen going on on their feathers ?  Like that.

Now let’s see how Perplex compares ….

Can you tell which one it is, can you ?

At a casual glance, they are spot on dupes, but up close you can tell Perplex has a little less brown and a little more purple to it.  Close, but not exact.

Did you spot it ?  It’s the middle finger. 

Whichever of these polishes you own, they are both a joy, and perfect for dark rainy weather.

Enjoy xx J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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