Every year, there seems to be a highly coveted nail polish shade or two that hits the market with a frenzy. One example is last year's Metro Chic ($8) from Sephora by OPI, a perfectly muted smoky purple. Another example is Chanel's Le Vernis Nail Color in Vamp, so popular, in fact, it even has its own Wikipedia entry.
This year, there's a big to-do with another Chanel shade. The brand's Jade ($25), a green with a slightly hazy undertone, sold out almost immediately after it launched in September. In fact, it's now going for some pretty crazy prices on eBay — upwards of $117. Wowza. But that doesn't have to stop you from wearing an almost-identical match. While some of the options below might not be exact replicas, they're pretty close. Have you tried any of these Jade Green dupes yourself? Which ones are your favorites?
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The following suggestions aren't perfect matches or they're harder to find:
- Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Milf ($14) — Sold out.
- MAC Peppermint Patti — Hard to find.
- Quirius Erin Island ($6) — A similar tone.
- Orgasm Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Easy, But Not Cheap ($6).
- OPI Damone Roberts 1968 — No longer manufactured.