Ciaté describes Fade to Greige as a mauve tinged grey and a subtle beige, I see it as a muted, brownish mauve creme. It's somewhat of a neutral shade, it doesn't bring a whole lot of attention to your hands but does gets noticed. Like the Ciaté polishes I own, this one also behaved like a baby when applying. It was smooth, even and opaque with two coats. Drying time was fast.
I've compared this one with China Glaze Channelesque, Eyeko Posh Polish and Chanel Paradoxal. These aren't dupes but they're certainly in the same line of colours. Channelesque contains more pink, Eyeko Posh is lighter and has a more greyish feel to it and Paradoxal's base colour was pretty close, only a tad lighter.
Do you need this one? No, I don't think so, you can also buy one of her cousins. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative I'd go for China Glaze Below Deck (Anchors Away collection), a polish that will be released in Spring 2011. This is also a dupe for China Glaze Channelesque.
Ciaté is available on their website for £9.00. You can also buy Ciaté from Beauty Queen, a Belgium web shop. Here you pay €11.00 for Fade To Greige but they also offer Ciaté shades for €8.00.
Have a nice day!