Hello to you! Today I have another dupe/comparison post for you. If you asked me a year ago, what my favorite polish was, I would have said Essie Chinchilly. I LOVE "greige" (grey/beige) nail polish. I think it looks great with every skin tone and it's appropriate for casual, dressy, and work environments. Since Chinchilly isn't the best formula, I am always looking for a dupe. I recently picked up Urban Outfitters "Undercover" and thought it might be a great dupe for Chinchilly - and I was right!
Urban Outfitters Undercover is a great alternative to Chinchilly because it's very pigmented and applies very easily. L'Oreal Eiffel For You is also a great dupe, but still not as opaque as Undercover.
I decided to throw in Rimmel Steel Grey and Sephora by OPI Metro Chic for comparison sake. Those shades are a bit deeper than the rest, but still beautiful! FYI - The photo below is a little lighter/brighter than the polishes look in real life. I apologize for that.
For the photo below, I removed Metro Chic and Steel Grey to show the dupes side-by-side. You may be able to tell from the photo that Chinchilly is a teensie bit cooler than the rest. I asked my daughter Shelby, who is 6, to see if she could tell if all the colors were the same. She studied my nails for a while, and finally picked my pointer and pinky as a little different than the others - Great job Shelbers! Although you can tell if you really study, I consider them close enough. Eiffel for You and Undercover are pretty much exact dupes - minus the application. L'Oreal is still applies better than Chinchilly, but not as good as Undercover.
If you have been looking for a dupe for Chinchilly, I highly suggest checking out Urban Outfitters Undercover. I found it in the store, but they also sell polishes online here ($5/each or 2 for $8). Urban Outfitters also sells other brands such as Essie ($9), Butter London ($15), Models Own ($8 - they have the Mirrorball Collection in stock), and I was surprised to see Lime Crime ($6).
If you like Rimmel Steel Grey, you can find it at any drugstore that sells Rimmel. Sephora by OPI is being discontinued, so they are currently on sale on Sephora's website for $4.50/bottle. Metro Chic is available here. If you are shopping on the Sephora website, be sure to check out RetailMeNot for coupon/promo codes. I just looked and I see an offer for Free 3-day Shipping for order of $25+. I can always find enough at Sephora to reach the $25 mark:)
I hope you enjoyed this comparison post. Let me know if you have any great dupes for Chinchilly!