Wednesday, 11 January 2012

A Dupe or Not A Dupe?? Deborah Lippman, Some Enchanting Evening Vs Essie Lux Effects A Cut Above..................

Whilst I was tidying my polishes (for a polish collection and storage post) I noticed just how similar Deborah Lippmann's Some Enchanting evening and Essie's Lux Effects A Cut Above are.



They are both clear polish bases with pink glitter in both small and larger flecks.


Have a look below and see what I mean.......

Some Enchanting Evening on the left and A Cut Above on the right.

Although they are pretty much 99% the same I can see some slight difference, Essie has more chunky glitter where as the Deborah Lippmann has more of the smaller glitter packed in, it almost looks softer...

I decided to do some swatches to see just how different or the same they are.
I have painted both polishes over a plain black cream, I have done one swatch with one coat and a second with 2 coats.


L To R
D.Lippmann 1 Coat
D.Lippmann 2 Coats
Essie 1 Coat
Essie 2 Coats

As you can see the Essie is more of a dense glitter and almost opaque with two coats. Some Enchanting Evening is definitely more subtle and softer. The Essie gives you more pow for your punch, lol.

Although You would be fine with either of these in your polish collection, I'm really happy with both. I love the way the Deborah Lippmann looks layered over polish, where as I will use the Essie as a opaque glitter for a dramatic look.


Hope that you have enjoyed this post...

What Dupes do you recommend?



Mwah

16 comments:

  1. I'm going to go with the Essie; one coat. But isn't it interesting how each one has its own 'personality'?

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  2. Ooh I love the 2 coats of Essie, super sparkle!xx

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  3. I love the deborah Lippmann 2 coats. Subtle yet still sparkly, and the name is so cute x

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    1. Im a massive Deborah Lippmann glitter fan, I think they are very pretty and also quite grown up :))xxx

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  4. the Essie nail vanish looks gorgeous!!

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    1. :)) Its soo sprklicious lol, thank you for the comment :))xx

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  5. I really like both of them due to the variety they give. They truly do look lovely over black nail polish =)

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    1. Thanku lovely :))) I might try them over white next :))xxx

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  6. The Essie varnish is better!! haha a good dupe for the Deborah Lippman one would be from Look magazines range in Superdrug, they do one called Bling and it's exactly like it!!
    xxx


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    1. Ill have to look that out!! We dont have that range in our superdrug yet :(( Thanks for the comment:)) xxx

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  7. Ooooh how did I miss this post! I actually prefer the Essie one, its beautiful xx

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    1. Its fab how much glitter you get in one swipe of the brush :)) I agree, soooo beautiful xxx

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  8. totally getting the essie one i have it in silver now i know pink looks good too! i hate glitter polishes that are too sparse if im wearing glitter. i want alot of glitter

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  9. ps im glad i found your blog by searching this color!

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