Mushroom Taupe Polish: Chanel Particulière and Dupes

Ever since Chanel came out with Particulière, mushroom taupe polishes have become a big hit. You don't have to get Particulière to get into the trend though because there are many dupes and similar colors on the market. As I don't own most of the polishes I can't give you a swap comparison, just a general price comparison. I'll just list the polishes from most expensive to least and hope you will find one to your liking.

Please note that the images don't reflect the actual colors of the polish on your nails. There is no exact dupe for Chanel's Particulière, but I think Over the Taupe is a decent dupe. 

Chanel Particulière $23.00

NARS Bad Influence $16.00

Nails Inc. Cadogan Square $14.00

Sephora by OPI Metro Chic $9.00

OPI Over the Taupe $8.00   


Essie Mink Muffs $8.00       

 ORLY Prince Charming $7.50 

Eyeko Posh $5.50

 Barry M Mushroom $5.00 

     Rimmel Steel Grey $4.00


  1. These are great alternatives, I love Metro Chic.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. I don't think I'd be drawn to this color immediately (cause I usually like brighter things), but I think it would look really nice on fingers (I have to have something bolder on my toes). I won't go so far as to buy the Chanel color, but maybe I'll give the less expensive Essie or OPI a shot.

  3. Great post! I love OPI you don't know Jacques..

    Sriya xx

  4. Awww thank you for posting this :) At first I didn't like taupe nail polishes, they seemed strange to me, but now I like them a lot! I think Barry M Mushroom belongs to that color family as well, right? :)


  5. Oh, I'll be sure to add that to the list. I like Barry M polishes so I will try to order that one :)

  6. I've swatched it (I bought it recently when Barry M was having 30% off) and it's really pretty ;) You should definitely get it :)


  7. I love all these colours esp the barry m mushroom which I have been raving on about on my blog and in every post you can see I am wearing the exact same colour! hehe

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  9. This is such a useful post :)
    I've been looking for a list of colours like this for ages!! x

  10. Thanks Kopoaare, I'll look into it.