|taken with an iPhone|
|Ruby Ribbons (a little like Zoya Kissy, but with way bigger bars) & Brilliant Bordeaux|
|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?!
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.
|indirect natural sunlight|
|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.
|1x Sequins, 1x Boom Boom Pow|
|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!