October 27, 2012

Revlon Holiday 2012 'Just Add Sparkle' dupes Deborah Lippmann!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Revlon has struck AGAIN with a budget friendly dupe of a Deborah Lippmann polish. For those of you that weren't living under a rock and saw posts about the display last week (namely, on Nouveau Cheap and Musings of a Muse), you might have noticed that two polishes in the display are reminiscent of DL polishes - a navy blue jelly with glitter and a gold glitter top coat. I bit the bullet and bought them to compare because I was so darn curious! Before we get started let me remind you that all the photos are big, and that you can click through to view them better.

Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons
taken with an iPhone
Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons
Ruby Ribbons (a little like Zoya Kissy, but with way bigger bars) & Brilliant Bordeaux
Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons
Sequins, Midnight Sparkle

So in the store when you're in a rush and all excited, wouldn't you look at these two polishes and think, omg, they look like something familiar?!

Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons

First up is Revlon Midnight Sparkle vs. Deborah Lippmann Lady Sings the Blues! From the bottles, you can see that the silver glitter in Lady Sings the Blues is more obvious. Revlon Midnight Sparkle is darker in the bottle and a touch darker on the nail, too. I think it only seems darker because I knew they were two different polishes, especially since my middle nail looks different from the other three nails that look identical.

Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons
indirect natural sunlight

Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons
flash; shows off the difference in the base

This is just one coat of polish on all fingers; that's how I prefer to wear this color because otherwise I find it swallows the first coat and looks too dark. Can you guess which fingers have which?! Revlon is on pointer and ring, DL is on middle and pinkie.

Decision? Dupes! Boyfriend-approved dupes (or maybe just designerly-trained Boyfriend doesn't notice a difference)! There might be some differences, but I feel like the way the glitter in this polish is sort of randomly applied makes it somewhat impossible to tell if one polish has like 10% more tiny glitter than the other. Seriously, I'm just calling these samesies.


Next is Revlon Sequins vs. Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow! As you can see from bottle shots, these polishes are very different even before swatching. The Revlon polish is a very light shade of bronze, almost champagne colored glitters while the DL is much more yellow-gold. It's also obvious in the bottles that the base of the Revlon polish is very clear while the DL has the crushed gold dust that looks like shimmer on the nail.

Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons

Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons
1x Sequins, 1x Boom Boom Pow

Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons
2x Sequins,  2x Boom Boom Pow

Decision? Not dupes. Not even like siblings! But, fairly good coverage for this type of 'two different sizes of glitter in a clear base' drugstore polish that I would definitely recommend if you like this type of look. Application was smooth and dreamy with Revlon Sequins - no fishing, rolling, shaking required beforehand! The color of the glitters is also fairly unique since it isn't really gold, and can look silver in some lighting.


So, will these become permanent colors? No idea. Typically Revlon gives permanent shades numbers, and these bottles do not have numbers. Will they be re-released under different names and added to the core line? Possibly, since we've seen that before (remember Facets of Fuschia?!). The display doesn't say 'limited edition', just 'new shades'. But so far all the displays I've seen in person and posted on the internetz only have two bottles of each polish shade - so I wish you godspeed on your search if you love these :D

Do you love these? Are you on the hunt for them now?!

Here are two more 'pinable' pictures if you like collages!


Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons


Manicurity: Revlon 'Just Add Sparkle' Deborah Lippmann Comparisons


10 comments:

  1. Excellent post! There are some subtle differences in the blues, but I'd say they're easily close enough to be called dupes (at least for my money). The golds...no, they really aren't siblings. And I'm shocked to say it, but I actually think I like the Revlon one better!

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    1. I agree. I think the DL gold one is pretty but the smaller glitter makes it look messy with two coats. I own the midnight sparkle and it's beautiful. Overall, I prefer the Revlon.

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  2. I totally agree with Elizabeth above, great post and yes I prefer Revlon Sequins to the DL one! Thanks for sharing x

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  3. Thanks, this is a brilliant post :)

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    1. Woo hoo! I love comparison posts, too :)

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  5. the high quality photos, so pretty ^^
    thanks for this comparison!
    now to hope the revlon is in stock near me!

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  6. I love that I like the lower price point polishes just by first glance, before looking at the brand. great post!!

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  7. I love the sparkly blue! That would be perfect for the bridesmaid dress that my cousin bought from one of the long island bridal shops stalls in NY. I so love it!

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