Untrieds Month: Revlon Carbonite
So, I've got two Revlon polishes to show you and they're both copycats. First up is Carbonite.
Carbonite was Revlon's offering in order to appease the masses of impatient nail polish enthusiasts in search of a cheaper alternative for Chanel Graphite. First I'll show you Carbonite, and then we'll look at some comparisons, shall we?
Buddy was being a total baby and he kept mewing around my feet while I was taking these pictures.
This is two coats although you could really get away with one. Carbonite is a mainly silver foil/metallic with some smaller brassy particles and a kind of all-over steely shimmer. The formula was quite lovely, no problems to report.
And I'm sure you're all wondering how this compares to the one and only Graphite. I, being a thrifty person, am not in possession of it myself, so I have graciously scoured the internet to find comparisons for you.
Here is one from Cafe Makeup, here is another one from Cafe Makeup except in the shade. Here is a very thorough comparison from nailXchange.
In my own humble opinion, I think that Graphite is vastly sparklier and prettier, but I do like the look of China Glaze Whitecap layered over Carbonite. Yes, Carbonite might be a good-enough alternative for those who are against buying Chanels on principal, but I would really prefer to have Graphite. Ah well, I'll see if I can tweak Carbonite at all to make it sparklier.
I hope this has been informative!