Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Dupes

Found this amazing Essence polish in Blue Addicted recently. Apparently, it's a fairly close dupe for Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe. You can imagine my delight in finding it given that the Deborah Lippmann is $26.50 and this Essence was an absolute steal at under $3 (though the Deborah Lippmann is 3 times the size). The polish itself didn't disappoint. It's generously loaded with glitter and becomes opaque in about 2-3 coats. Blue Addicted is a dark, ocean blue jelly with blue glitter and light blue and green hex glitter particles. The composition gives the effect of depth with multiple coats, as glitter pieces are suspended between layers of the polish.

Revlon Scandalous (or Facets of Fuchsia) is said to be a dupe for Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance. Reading some blog posts that have compared the two, they look more or less identical to me. The Revlon might even have more glitter in it. It's a purplish-black jelly (the base is very similar to Revlon Plum Night) with fuchsia glitter and fuchsia hex glitter. My bottle also contains the very occasional, random silver hex glitter, which I'm not sure is an anomaly or consistent feature. Both Blue Addicted and Facets of Fuchsia dry quite smoothly for such dense glitter polishes. The only minor issue I have is that multiple coats of each can get a little lumpy and uneven, especially if you're like me and lack the patience to wait until each coat is completely dry. They're also an absolute pain to remove. Both would probably benefit from a clear top coat to really bring them to life, but being lazy I skipped that step.





37 comments:

  1. The green glitter in the Essence polish really gives the color depth!

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  2. Love them both and they look practically the same! I'd love Deborah Lippmann but they're so expensive... so good to see there are some good dupes out there! ;)

    xx
    sweetaholic-beauty.blogspot.com.au

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  3. nah,i always like essence nail polishes! I think they're really good for really affordable price. ;D

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  4. OMIGOSHH!!! My friend bought Deborah Lippman's Across the Univerise polish a while back and showed it to me after she put it on and I swear this is EXACTLY the same! I can't say for sure about the Revlon's Scandalous polish as I've never really taken a close look at the Bad Romance one because I was trying to decide which DL polish I would splurge on - and I decided to eventually get the Across from Universe one :P Thanks for the post! Hopefully I'll be able to find Essence in my drugstore and hopefully...they'll have this instock as well hahaha

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  5. Both of these are stunning! And for a dupe they are just fab! xo

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  6. Great Post ,thanks!

    Wish you a great Day :)

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  7. Oooh! Beautiful! Love Essence polishes!

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  9. I thought I had followed before, sorry if I had forgotten but said I had.

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  10. I was swooning over the essence shade, then realised I already own it! I've only ever used it as a topcoat though, silly on my part. Thanks for making me realise it is nicer with 3 coats :D xx

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  12. I was planning to buy DL Nail Polishes before but saw the price tag and was like.. errrr.. Thanks for this! I'm definitely going to head out and buy the Essence one!

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  13. The blue one is divine. I'm trying to recall where I've seen Essense nail polishes before. I can't think of stockists off the top of my head. Where did you manage to find yours?

    Very informative post as always. Thanks a bunch.

    xx.

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  14. Wow these are both so pretty :)
    Gorgeous colours :)

    Laura xoxo

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  15. I have both of these and I adore them! But the removing part is really annoying.

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  16. those colors look awesome... worth the pain of removal :)

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  17. Glitter nail polishes are a pain to remove!! Seriously I'm trying to steer away from them now! =P I would totally go for the essence nail polishes! We don't really need a huge bottle of nail polish cause I don't think many of us actually can finish a bottle of polish! I've never. XD

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  18. Both polishes are so gorgeous! I haven't bought any polish in a while since we're not encouraged to wear it during clinical sessions, but I think I have to make an exception and buy one of these! xx

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  19. Wow I love both polishes :) I have the Revlon myself but haven't worn it in ages :(

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  20. Both are so pretty! Now following :)

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  21. great post!
    i am not a fan of DL polishes in general, but there are some gorgeous glitters she brought out.
    i am happy to find out there are good dupes available! :)

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  22. Wow that essence nail polish is gorgeous.. I own one of their polishes and was pretty impressed with it based on how much I paid for it. I like smaller polish bottles because I never make it through a big bottle... it ends up turning weird and I have to throw it out. Great comparison post though:)

    xo

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  23. Great review. Love the sparkles nail polish.

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  24. awww! your nails look like they are ready to PARTAY! Love!

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  25. Beautiful !!!
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  26. Thanks for the comparison! Always nice to see dupes for DL since it's so expensive. :-)

    ~ Yun

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  27. I adore these colours, I've being looking for some nice gliter nailvarnishes for a while now as most are very fine, which are pretty but not as bold as I would like.

    I'll have to see if the UK has this Revlon shade in, i'll be stopping off in Boots on Saturday to have a look ! :D

    Great post :)

    Amy x

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  28. My whole heart just about stopped when I saw these, they are BEAUTIFUL! I have never seen these in the U.K though :'(
    thanks for stopping by my blog! xx

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  29. They're beautiful ! But I prefer Essence nailpolish than Revlon nailpolish:p
    It's good for me ! I can save my money! :p

    Turtle <3

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  30. wow love these! I am a big fan of sparkle so these would be perfect for me and I love the effect they give.

    Newest follower by the way, would love if you could check out mine sometime and maybe follow back :)

    xx

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  31. These are both so beautiful, I may have to pick them up! Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

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  32. So pretty! I love your nail polish posts :)

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  33. and another amazing nailpolish. these are just the most beautiful! i gotta get my hands on some x

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  34. O.M.G. I swear, if either were avaliable here, I'd have cleared the shelves OUT! I've seen these dupes online but they can't be found here yet! : ((

    They look sooo good!!! I hope you get good wear of them! I think I could put up with the unevenness and difficult removal, I mean, they are just gorgeous! :)

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  35. I have finally managed to get hold of Facets of Fuchsia! I found it in Superdrug today randomly on a shelf, there wasn't even a designated spot, needless to say, I snapped it up straight away!

    I've been after it since I saw it on your blog :D

    x

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