Since blogging about the new CHANEL ECLAIR nail polish a couple of months ago, I have received 47 e-mails from readers asking if I found it, where to find it, if I could mail them some, and if I have found any good look alikes, etc. I have done my best to try to answer them all, but work, travel, time and other obligations find a way to get in the way.
No, I did not find the Chanel Eclair in the U.S., but some of my awesome new friends in Australia are generous enough to send me a bottle, and an awesome reader in London sent me a very cool look alike. In the meantime, I have found 3 polishes that I think come close. I have found nothing that has the splendor of the Chanel Eclair, but I find these to be close none the less.
This is Misty by the awesome Deborah Lippman. Misty seems to be very close according to the photo from the magazine--at least in my humble opinion. Lippman products can be found at www.lippmancollection.com , and at select Nordstrom stores--as well as many other places
(Please forgive the photos. The glare off the glass is something I can't ever get right. I am many things, but I am not a photographer.)
I know Love My Nails is not a glamorous brand, however this is a nice bronzey color called Iced Copper #503. It is lighter than Misty, but a very pretty copperish bronze. Love My Nails can be found at many drug stores across the country.
This is the #621 Star Dust by Rimmel London. This is a beautiful bronze with tons of shimmer and a touch of sparkle. Rimmel products can be found at Walgreens and Target, as well as many other drugstores across the US. This one was sent to me by a reader in London--Thanks Carmen!
Readers also sent in suggestions about some OPI colors that are close. I hope these suggestions can help you , and if you have any other Chanel Eclair look alikes please be sure to let me know.
Have a beautiful day!