Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Purple Shimmers

Today I have another comparison I did last week but am only getting around to posting now; this one features Kiko 262, one of the swap goodies from Theallamenta that I shared several days ago. As many purple shimmers as I have I wondered how close some of the ones already in my collection were to 262.

Kiko plus

Top to bottom: Kiko 262, Arissa Rockin' Amethyst, OPI Purple with a Purpose, China Glaze Coconut Kiss.


The Arissa is the closest to the Kiko in finish, a shimmer with bits of flash, but the base color is darker, and the flash of the Arissa lacks any of the pink that the Kiko has, so no dupe here. The OPI and the China Glaze are both smoother shimmers, so though the base colors are closer to the Kiko they're not dupes, either. But wait, I know how to add flash: layering. I grabbed my bottle of Zoya Vegas Freeze, a sheer purple beauty with plenty of pink highlights.

Kiko plus

Top to bottom: Kiko 262, Arissa Rockin' Amethyst, OPI Purple with a Purpose plus Zoya Vegas Freeze, China Glaze Coconut Kiss with Zoya Vegas Freeze.


Once I'd layered the Zoya on the OPI and China Glaze, they looked much more similar to the Kiko. The OPI/Zoya combination in particular would make a very good substitute.

Kiko plus

Left: Kiko 262. Right: OPI Purple with a Purpose plus Zoya Vegas Freeze.


Yes, that is my index finger next to my ring finger for this shot; that wasn't so hard to accomplish but I tried with other combinations of fingers and some of them it would just be easier to move the polish.

5 comments:

  1. Very pretty colors. Purple is my one of my favorite colors :o)

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  2. ooh wow. that's smart.. layering.. I think I will try it more.. hehe

    i like both colors..

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  3. Nice comparisons. I love purples but every time one catches my eye I have to think if I have something similar or not.

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  4. Very pretty. I really want Vegas Freeze. I've really been loving purple lately. :-)

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