Chanel: Malice 637

Rating System:  Poor, Okay, Average, Good, Excellent

Brand: Channel

Collection:  Holiday 2012

Finish:  Shimmer

3 Free:  Yes (They even claim to be 5 Free!)

Cruelty Free: ?

Animal Tested:  It’s not on the “do test” or the “don’t test” list oddly enough.

Vegan:  ?

Formula:  Excellent

Application:  Excellent

Durability:  Excellent

Coats:  2

Base Coat:  Essie Sensitivity Base Coat

Top Coat:  Essie Good To Go Rapid Dry Top Coat

Price: $27.00 USD, $27.00 CAD (approx.), €21 EUR, £18.00 GBP


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Availability:  I had a really difficult time trying to find it here in Germany and never did come across it here to be honest.  However, Captain Canada’s cousin was kind enough to track it down for me in Toronto. So big thanks to cousin Meredith for tracking it down and sending it my way.

Please be aware that Malice is limited edition, so once it’s gone, it’s gone.  I have checked and you can still order it directly from Channel at the moment.  You might also have some luck in your local retailers, but I feel that’s doubtful, and then there is always Ebay.

My Two Cents:   I wanted to begin by saying that I am sorry for not being able to provide you with certain information with regards to animal testing, whether Chanel is vegan friendly or cruelty free, but I honestly could not find legitimate concrete information attesting to any of these matters.  So please use your best judgement where this is concerned and if by chance you know something I don’t, let me know by commenting down below.

Aside from the obvious, being the price, there wasn’t anything I could find fault with.  Malice is a deep, rich, gorgeous, vampy shade of red.  It is shimmery, but not overtly so, and I feel as though it would compliment just about any skin tone.  Malice stayed on me for ages before only the smallest chips began to appear at the outer edges of my nails which is where I typically experience wear.  I was truly bummed when it came time to remove it and nearly put it right back on, but alas, there are other bottles awaiting my attention and review.  When it came to removal I was pleasantly surprised by how easily it was to remove and I did not experience any staining at all.

I know it’s crazy expensive for a nail polish, but for me, it was truly worth each and every penny.  Malice is officially my very favorite red and I will be wearing it over and over again until my bottle goes dry or something more exciting comes my way.  You may say I’m fickle, but I just say that all is fair in love of nail polish!

Tips:  Use a good base coat and top coat.

Something Similar:  Tom Ford – Burnished Rouge, Deborah Lippmann – Through the Fire, Deborah Lippmann – Bitches Brew, OPI – Glove You So Much, OPI – Germanicure, OPI – Royal Rajah Ruby, Sinful Colors – Rich In Heart, and China Glaze – Heart of Africa.

As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.

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5 thoughts on “Chanel: Malice 637

  1. Great color. My best friend bought me a Chanel polish maybe 12 years ago and it was similar. I also think it was limited edition- Ruby Slippers or something like that. Have you checked out Essie’s Scarlet O’Hara?

  2. Danette says:

    Very pretty! I love it!

  3. Lou says:

    Oh I just love this so very much. I’ve just worked up a better Comparisons post (goes up tomorrow when I’m done with it). Its defo in my two five polishes of 2012, I just adore it, and who can do a formula as great as Chanel? 🙂

    • I can’t wait to read it! You notice I call that category “something similar” rather than “dupes,” well that’s because I got a bit of a tongue lashing for calling something a dupe in the past that wasn’t EXACTLY the same. Silly me, I thought things like that were open to interpretation. lol

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