Hi guys I have a quick swatch and comparison for you today before I get on with my uni assignments.
I know this is late I guess since Paradoxal came out in 2010 but it wasn't until now I was able to get my hands on it.
Paradoxal is a super smokey puple leaning brown i think with a hidden purple/pink shimmer. It's very flattering.
Unfortunately I couldn't get the shimmer to show up properly on my camera, but beleive me it's there!
Now I know there are many dupes of Paradoxal from brands such as Barry M and Revlon but I thought I'd do a comparison with some Aussie brands since I remember searching through google for some, and nothing turned up aha.
CHANEL Paradoxal, Australis Limited Edition1, Ulta3 Twilight Fever
Now again I had trouble with my angles with the comparison, it seems I always have this with darker colours, but you'll have to trust me.... THEY'RE IDENTICAL!
The Australis was the most opaque of them all, barely needing a second coat, but the Chanel and Ulta3 were both opaque at two. They all apply very nicely and smoothly - I didn't experience any dragging or streaking.
CHANEL - $39 at David Jones ($22 in USA)
Australis - $7.95 at Priceline, K-Mart & Target (However I got mine on clearance for 3.99 since it was limited edition, however I still see it around)
Ulta3 - $2.25 at various chemists eg. Terry White