Friday, April 6, 2012

Comparison: Pink/Golden Glass Flecks

In my recent haul post, JinJit asked to see a comparison of the two polishes I had a "Oh noez, are these the same color?!?" moment about. So here they are, along with two other polishes I thought were similar.

The lineup:
OPI It's My Year - Orly Oui - Orly Ingenue - Zoya Faye
At first glance at the bottles, Orly Ingenue and Zoya Faye look much closer, so I paired them together, The first two also look fairly similar. So let's see what they look like on the nail!

One coat polish ...
Orly Oui is obviously much more purple. OPI IMY looks a little more pink, but Orly Ingenue and Zoya Faye are looking mighty similar...

Two coats...
The first two are obviously not close to the others. The last two are still looking pretty spot on.

Three coats:
So OPI IMY and Orly Oui are totally different - they have that same pretty metallic gold sparkly but OPI IMY is more pink/mauve and Orly Oui is more purple. The other two though need a closer look.

Here are these two at different angles ...



Orly Ingenue may be a touch more brown and a touch more sparkly, but I keep moving my hand around and I really can't tell a difference. Definitely not from an arm's length away.

They all dried in about the same time, I didn't use a topcoat for these pictures. Formula was good on all of them. OPI seemed to have the best coverage without the thickness. Orly seemed to be thicker, and Zoya was in the middle, but I still liked the formula. You can tell in the pictures, especially with all four nails, that the middle two fingers have thicker polish - I think that might just be Orly. Not a big deal and I wouldn't have noticed except I had different polishes on my nails all at once.

So a winner between the dupes? Zoya Faye, becuase it has a better formula. It does, however, retail for $8.00, while Orly you can find for less online ($6.50-ish) and I got mine on sale at Sally's for $3.99!

Does anyone else own any of these? Any other dupes I should know about so I can stop buying repeats of the same colors?

BTW, if you are new to Zoya and looking to buy any polishes, you can click here to get $5 off when starting a new account.

14 comments:

  1. I only have OPI It's My year in my stash but after seeing your post, my personal fave is now Orly Oui!!

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    1. Orly Oui is a great color! But OPI IMY is gorgeous too!

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  2. Orly Oui is the one that I would choose from these polishes.

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  3. The last two look really similar.

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    1. Yeah. =( Guess I've got some dupes in my stash.

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  4. All of them are super pretty and I really think the last two are super similar. Great post!

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    1. Yeah I like them! I'm a sucker for these types of polishes.

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  5. I have the Zoya one, I'm not a big fan, I wish it looked more like what I see in the bottle, there's too much gold out shining the pink. I still use it, though hahaha. It's a great base for stamping, with black over top.

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    1. Yeah I was surprised how it looked on the nail. I'll have to try it under black - that sounds awesome.

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  6. Great comparison! I want to try Orly Oui now! Thanks for swatching!

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  7. Great comparison! I have Oui and Ingenue and the bottles looked similar in the store but I got them both anyway... glad I did because they are veru different. I must give the prize to Oui though :)

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  8. I stood in front of the Orly shelve today and could not make up my mind. Now I know I will go with Oui!!! Thanks for swatching!

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