Sunday, July 22, 2012

Comparison: O.P.I vs Catrice & Chanel (Picture Heavy)

Hello! Hope everyone is enjoying the miraculously warm weather we've been having this weekend. More of that, please!

This is a post I've been sitting on for a while, and seeing as I haven't done a nail post all week, I thought I'd dig it out today. A while back, I got the O.P.I Spider-man Mini set. I forgot to take a picture, so here's a stock photo:

[Source: Littlewoods]

I got mine on Littlewoods - it's listed as e16, but we got it as part of a larger order and used the code 23F4B which gives you 20% off if you spend over e100, so the nail polish set cost e12.80 with the discount. (Pretty good considering it's almost e18 on Asos.com for the same set). Littlewoods also have free delivery. They stock a range of Nicole by O.P.I, O.P.I, Models Own, Nails Inc. and Barry M polishes, but to be honest they're all a little overpriced so I wouldn't order without using a discount code. You don't have to use a credit account to order, you can pay straight away (no interest! Yay!).

I have two comparisons for you, the first one is O.P.I 'Just Spotted The Lizard' vs Catrice 'Genius In The Bottle'. I don't have the other rumoured dupe Chanel 'Peridot', but if you have it, you can have a look and see which of these it's most like.


As you can see, they look fairly similar in the bottle. Both have the gold/bronze/green tones in natural light.

Inside, Flash.
You can see from this picture that the Catrice has a deeper bronze tone than the O.P.I, which is leaning more towards gold. Application with both was much the same, this was two coats of each.

Outside, Daylight
Inside, daylight
However, in certain lights, they're very similar. Take this next picture, outside, with no flash:


They are definitely similar, but they're not dupes. I don't know how they stand up against Peridot, does it lean towards bronze or gold?

Next up is O.P.I 'Number One Nemesis' vs Chanel 'Graphite'.


To me, they didn't look similar at all in the bottles. The Chanel looked much thicker and lighter in colour.


The application was also very different. Above is one coat of each polish. As you can see, the O.P.I was thinner and didn't cover the nail line in one coat. The Chanel almost completely covered the nail line in one coat. However...

Inside, daylight
Two coats of both tells a different story! They're much more similar here. The Chanel has more silver, the O.P.I has more gold.

Outside, no flash
They're very similar outside. Even moreso than the O.P.I & Catrice.

Outside, no flash
Verdict? Again, not dead-on dupes, but close enough for 'Number One Nemesis' to satisfy a craving for Chanel without wasting expensive polish.

Have a great Sunday!

S xx

16 comments:

  1. Yes, I can tell this comparison of nailpolishs are 99% the same.
    possible that is the difference in quality that is lasting nail polish on the nails...

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    1. Would you believe, the O.P.I actually lasts longer than the Chanel! I don't know how the Catrice measures up :)

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  2. Oh both shades really do look similar! I love the golden tone of the Catrice one over the OPI one though.

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    1. I actually prefer the Catrice too, it seems to suit my skintone more :)

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  3. Awesome comparison! I die for that Chanel :)

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    1. Thank you :) I KNOW. I really hate using it because I don't want to waste it!

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  4. Great post! I like when there is dupe for some expensive product!

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    1. Thanks Ana :) I love dupes too, some polishes are really overpriced! x

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  5. That is some pretty deadly duding, lady! xo

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  6. I've always kinda wondered what Genius In A Bottle would be like as generally warm tones don't look "right" on my nails.
    I would probably chose the OPI with a little more cold tones but they honestly look almost the same! uncanny! haha

    Lil

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  7. so pretty!


    p.s. I'm having a $100 SheInside giveaway if you'd like to check it out!
    devorelebeaumonstre.com xx

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  8. Great comparison! I love seeing all the dupes for the expensive Chanel polishes.

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  9. I got the Catrice one a couple of weeks ago when I was home. I haven't had the chance to properly test drive it though, I think I might wear it over Barry M's gold foil to make sure it's opaque. I thought it was a dupe for something but wasn't sure what. I'm delighted at my score now!

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  10. The silver is so nice!

    Do you want to follow each other? If you follow me via GFC and leave a comment that you did, I'll follow you back :)

    xx,
    LLE
    http://living-learning-eating.blogspot.com

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