Today I’d like to show you a comparison of Chanel 525 Quartz from the Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel collection for Fall 2011 and Illamasqua Bacterium from the Toxic Nature Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
In the promo pictures Quartz reminded me a lot of Bacterium so I couldn’t wait to compare them. Sadly Bacterium is no dupe for 525 Quartz. Let’s take a look why:
Bacterium is much lighter than Quartz and its shimmer is much more fine more of a pearl blue shimmer instead of the sparkly pink, blue and silver shimmer in 525 Quartz. Also Quartz is much more muted and less yellow-toned. Also the brushstrokes Bacterium causes are more visible.
I posted swatches of all three Chanel Illusions d’Ombre de Chanel (525 Quartz, 529 Graphite and 531 Peridot) nail polishes here.
Do you know about a better dupe for Quartz?
Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥