Sunday, September 2, 2012

Essie Tart Deco and Revlon Peachy - Dupes

When I first decided to start blogging, I wanted to make sure that I had a good stash of pictures for posts ready for my first few weeks. That way, I would have a whole bunch of stuff to start off with, and no one would get bored looking here ! (If anyone is really looking, haha).

So even though I am doing the 31 day challenge, I also have a plethora of other posts photographed and at the ready. That means, on some days, double posts!!

Today is one of those days.

One of my favorite colors is a warm orangey-pink coral. Now I know most people might say that warm orangey-pink coral in itself is not really a color group, but my polish stash would have to disagree. I own many, many orangey-pinks.

One of my favorites (at east, color-wise) is Essie Tart Deco. It's a warm, fun, summery color, and it looks pretty good on my skin tone.
essie tart deco bottle

essie tart deco swatch
Essie Tart Deco - 3 coats and top coat
essie tart deco swatch
Essie Tart Deco - 3 streaktastic coats
Unfortunately, the formula is terrible. It's thick, patchy, streaky, and just yucky. So much so that I barely ever use this polish. A while ago, I was cleaning out my college room junk, and at the bottom of a box, lo and behold, what did I find? What appeared to be a Tart Deco dupe!!

You know you have too much nail polish when you pick up a bottle and not only have no idea where you bought it, but you also have no recollection of ever having it in your stash to begin with.

Anyways, I digress, on to the polish. I present to you Revlon Peachy vs Essie Tart Deco:
essie tart deco revlon peachy dupe bottle

essie tart deco revlon peachy dupe swatch
2 coats each, no top coat
My camera had a hard time catching this color. In real life, it is slightly more orange and a little less muted. The picture below better captures its actual color.

essie tart deco revlon peachy dupe swatch
2 coats each, no top coat

Their colors are complete dupes. You definitely don't need both. And with Revlon retailing around 4 bucks and Essie at $8, you really can't beat Revlon's price or formula in this case.

Even in these pictures you can see that Revlon Peachy is a clear winner. If you look closely enough, you can see the patchiness of Essie's formula on my middle finger and how much shinier the Revlon is.

Do you like colors like these?

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