Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Blue/Green/Teal comparison post

Hi girls, 

It's time for another comparison post. I like seagreen coloured polishes and teal. And some of them are very much alike. NYX has made two different polishes that look exactly the same, so let's take a lot at them, shall we?

Here's NYX Advanced Salon formula "Be Jewelled" and NYX Girls' "Sea of Cortez" and Essence Colour & Go "Choose Me!".

Be Jewelled, Sea of Cortez, Choose Me!

They look pretty similar to me, so let's turn the bottles around and take a closer look:


Be Jewelled, Sea of Cortez, Choose Me!

The two NYX polishes look exactly the same in the bottle, and the Essence is pretty close to them, so let's swatch them and see what they are like on the nail wheel.


Be Jewelled, Sea of Cortez, Choose Me!
They turned out really blue on this picture, and as you can see, there's not much of a difference.

On the next pic, which is colour accurate, you can see that the two NYX polishes are dupes, and that the Essence is very close to them, but it has a blue tone to it that the other two don't have:

Be Jewelled, Sea of Cortez, Choose Me!

Conclusion: Be Jewelled and Sea of Cortez are dupes, no doubt about that. The Essence is very close, but the blue flash makes it a little bit different than the others. If you wore all three of them at the same time, nobody would notice the difference though. 

There's a funny thing about the NYX polishes. The colour is the same, but the formula isn't. I like both of them, but Be Jewelled, which claims to have "advanced salon formula" is actually just a bit better. It dries a bit faster and the durability is also just a bit better. So given the choice I'd go for Be Jewelled!

On to the next comparison, which is about teal/seagreen polishes. I chose to compare Misa's Quirky Smile, Miss Sporty's 060 and Gosh' Ocean.

Here's the bottle shot:

Misa: Quirky Smile, Miss Sporty: 060, Gosh: Ocean
And the backsides:

Misa: Quirky Smile, Miss Sporty: 060, Gosh: Ocean

It's obvious that Misa is darker than the others, but let's look at them on a nail wheel:

Misa: Quirky Smile, Miss Sporty: 060, Gosh: Ocean
Mmm, nice and shiny, I just love those colours! I need to wear that Misa soon. 
Anyway - Misa is darker for sure, but the two others are closer in colour. 
Closer look:

Misa: Quirky Smile, Miss Sporty: 060, Gosh: Ocean

Miss Sporty is more blue than Gosh is. Formula-wise it's Misa who wins, with a polish that leaves no streaks or bald spots, Miss Sporty comes in second, and Gosh is number three because I wasn't able to smooth out the brush strokes, even on a nail wheel.


Misa: Quirky Smile, Miss Sporty: 060, Gosh: Ocean
Conclusion: None of these are dupes. Misa is petrel which flashes purple in the bottle, Miss Sporty is on the blue side and Gosh is on the green side. They're all lovely polishes, but they're not dupes! 

I hope you find this interesting and usable. :)


20 comments:

  1. Thanks for this great comparison, really useful!!

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    1. I like making these, so I'm just happy someone reads them :)

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  2. Lots of beautiful polishes here! It's a shame some brands release the same colour under two different names though.

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    1. I find that really odd! I've found another home for the smaller ones of the NYX polishes now :)

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  3. There are also other dupes for the teals, OPI Catch me in Your Net, Nails Inc Angel Court x

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    1. I just googled the OPI you mentioned, and yes, that looks like a dupe as well! :) x

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  4. Comparison posts are always so helpful. Thank you.

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  5. Nice comparisons! That second set are all colors I would love to wear. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I can easily imagine that you could rock them all! :)

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  6. Love these, am a fan of any blue nail polish, but they all look so good x

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    1. Thank you. I like blue, green and teal more and more each day :) x

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  7. Thank you so much for this. I love comparison posts. They help save me money. Now if you could only do that with men, I wouldn't have to wonder about the one I have now...;=)

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    1. Umm... I'm not sure I'd be able to do the same with men! Hahaha!!! :D

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  8. Those teal shimmers are gorgeous! They all look the exact same to me. ^.^

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    1. They look the same to me too - there's no need to own all three of them :)

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