Monday, February 15, 2010

Some lilac polish comparisons (OPI Done Out in Deco, China Glaze Light As Air, OPI Do you Lilac it and Essie Lilacism)

Earlier today, someone was asking for a comparison between OPI Do you Lilac it against Essie Lilacism, and China Glaze Light As Air, so I decided to swatch them for her. Since I had done so and labeled them already, I've decided to post my comparisons of these 4 polishes. All of these were done with 3 coats, except Essie Lilacism, which was 4 coats (It might be opaque in 3, but I forgot to shake the bottle before I started applying it so the first coat was very runny) Light as Air, you can probably get away with 2 coats of..I was being kind of quick and sloppy with it, so I ended up having to do 3. The formula's pretty decent on this one..too bad China Glaze's brush sucks. I'll also apologize for the lack of cleanup..I got lazy.
The first comparison is between OPI Do You Lilac it, China Glaze Light As Air, and Essie Lilacism. Light as Air is the lightest of the 3, with a dusty quality to it that I'm fairly fond of (Dusty cremes are my favorite cremes) I did a full mani of it after these swatches..and sadly I'm not entirely sure it's a color that works well on me...my face is neutral..but my hands are fairly warm...I love it in some lightings..and in others not so much. It's closest to Essie Lilacism, though Light as air is definitely lighter and dustier than Lilacism. Personally, I like Lilacism's color more. The difference is most apparent in the picture below, but there's definitely a stronger difference in person. OPI's Do You Lilac it is not very similar at all to either of these two.. it's more vibrant and less cool toned, and much less of a pastel.
I then compared OPI's Done Out in Deco with the the two, since it's lighter and cooler colored than Do You Lilac It..it's closer to these colors than Do You Lilac It, but is still not a dupe of either color. It is again more vibrant than these two and possibly a bit bluer, though it does carry a nice dusty quality to it.

This ends my comparisons of these colors. Unfortunately I do not own Lucky Lucky Lavender from the Hong Kong collection, so I cannot compare it to Light As Air and Lilacism. I hope this satisfied somebody's curiosity.

7 comments:

  1. the light as air and lilacism look just like OPI moon over mumbi

    And the OPI one with lilac in the name looks just like essie's st. Tropez lilac

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  2. Moon Over Mumbai is lighter and greyer than both of those

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  3. You are a genius. I was just searching to see if 'light as air' was too similar to 'done out in deco' to justify buying it and found you :) Such a helpful comparison keep it up!!
    xx

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  4. it has, thank you!

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  5. had my eye on 'deco', mainly because i love deco anything (dumb, i know). turns out i like that np the best. am i mistaken or does it have a little shimmer to it???

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  6. this was so helpful! thanks!!! lilac nail polishes are so chic!

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  7. Thanks so much for doing these! I have CG light as air and have been wanting Essie Lilacism, they look pretty similar, but of course a girl could notice the slight difference in shade ;) xx-Jackie

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