At the time I couldn't have cared less that it was a dupe for a Chanel polish, I haven't paid them much attention since wasting my money on Rouge Noir, when I was a young, impressionable 20 year and it killed me to hand over £11 (which is what it cost at the time - can you say mark up?!), only to see it chip a day later. Now can you say pissed?!
Anyway, despite ignoring the buzz on this 'must have' dupe, Dusky Mauve ended up in my basket during a visit to Superdrug one evening but was cast aside and now over four months later I've finally pulled it out for a closer look. Surprisingly it doesn't look as 'blah' as I thought it would. It's a smart, sophisticated shade that's work-friendly and actually looks alright in natural daylight, but looks crap and bland in dull lighting.
I'm not too keen on the formula either. I found the first coat to be quite runny and I had to take care to wipe the excess off the brush, but two coats gave an opaque finish. It hasn't rocked my world, but it's more pleasing to the eye than I thought it would be. Saying that though, I doubt I'll be reaching for it again in a hurry. I like my nail polish to have a bit more of the wow factor.