January 2, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Collection Comparisons

Hi guys, so is everyone else back to the real world today? I've had the last 4 days off so today going back to work is going to pretty much suck haha. I wish we had 4 day weekends every week, that would be ideal I think. I feel like I never actually get to relax and unwind with a 2 day weekend...a girl can dream right?

Anyway, today I have a few comparisons for the OPI Mariah Carey Collection to share with you! Hope you find them helpful!

Click the read more button below to see the comparisons!



Anti-Bleak vs OPI Casino Royale vs Butter London Queen Vic. These 3 are all close but no exact dupes between them, they would make for a good ombre manicure though, don't you think? I used 2 coats for each polish for the photos below.


Shade

Anti-Bleak vs OPI Purple With A Purpose/Pamplona Purple?. No dupes between these 2 either but they are somewhat similar. I used 2 coats for each polish for the photo below.

Edited to Add: Looks like this is actually Pamplona Purple not Purple With A Purpose. Mislabeled bottles suck :(



Get Your Number vs Orly Angel Eyes- OPI. Without top coat these aren't very similar because of the texture Get Your Number has, with topcoat they are somewhat similar. On it's own Angel Eyes isn't as opaque and the bigger hex glitter is much different. I used 3 coats of each polish, both with top coat for the photos below.



Shade



Pink Yet Lavender vs Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle. These 2 are a bit similar, the main difference being that Inner Sparkle has lavender hex glitter and Pink Yet Lavender doesn't. You probably don't need both of these, I myself prefer Inner Sparkle...I think it's more interesting. I used 1 coat of each polish over Nails Inc Black Taxi. The photo below is in the shade.



Sprung vs OPI Pros & Bronze vs Jessica Pumpkin Delight. I wanted to include OPI Warm & Fozzie in this too but my bottle seems to be missing (aka lost in the black hole of my unorganized stash at the moment) should I ever find my bottle I'll compare them later. Pros & Bronze while not close to being a dupe is very similar in terms of the finish, it's like a lighter version of Sprung. I figured someone would want to see them side by side.

Jessica Pumpkin Delight is about as close as I think you're going to get for a dupe to Sprung. It's a touch darker but the difference is extremely slight, you'd be hard pressed to tell them apart in person. I used 3 coats of each polish for the photos below.


Shade

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the hard work! I have Casino Royale so I think I'll pass on Anti-Bleak. I bought Pink yet Lavender but I still want Inner Sparkle. One can never have too much glitter. Haha

    ReplyDelete
  2. Are you sure that's Purple with a Purpose? I don't think it is cause it doesn't look like it at all.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yep, unless my bottle is mislabeled

    ReplyDelete
  4. Whoa, yeah, I think you've probably got a mislabeled bottle of Purple With a Purpose. If you search google images the purples that come up are way different than yours! Crazy how that can happen! I'm glad to see Inner Sparkle is so close to Pink yet Lavender...that one will be cheaper to buy! haha!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm going to have to do some searching, wouldn't be the first time I've had a mislabeled bottle but ugh...that's annoying to have happen!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Awesome comparisons, thank you! Now I really want to find NOPI Inner Sparkle (those med lavender pieces really add a lot!). And thanks for including the light & shade pics of the Sprung group as well--amazing how different they look in different lighting!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Woohoo! Thanks for this amazing post! I was just thinking which shades to buy from this collection and now I know which are similar to others :) You're the best nail polish blog out there!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Deborah Lippmann Phoenix Rising is an exact dupe of Sprung. Just sent it back!

    ReplyDelete
  9. good to know, I don't own that polish but now I know not to buy it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  11. thank you! I'm glad it's helpful, hope you can find Inner Sparkle!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I agree with Catherine, your blog is the best!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love Inner Sparkle.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great comparisons!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great comparisons! I haven't bought any yet, but this crosses a few off my list. But the question remains, why do they call it Pink Yet Lavender when there is no actual lavender in it?! :/

    ReplyDelete
  17. I picked up Anti Bleak and Sprung already and wavered on Pink yet Lavender but after seeing your swatches I think I am going to go get the NOPI Inner Sparkle instead since it has the added hexes.

    ReplyDelete
  18. lol! I know! I almost mentioned that but took that part out haha

    ReplyDelete
  19. Bonnie Lynn WagnerJanuary 2, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    I'm pretty sure I had Inner Sparkle in my hand the other day. It was the Selena Gomez collection, for sure, and I thought twice and put it back because I didn't know how it would look. I special-ordered Pink Yet Lavender after your review the other day, though, and as you said, I don't need both. Shame, b/c I like Inner Sparkle better!

    ReplyDelete
  20. have you done a comparison between get your number and opi's last friday night? they look so similar to me!

    ReplyDelete
  21. nope, but I don't think they are dupes. I remember Last Friday Night being very sheer and more iridescent

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thanks so much for this post!!! This definitely helped me decide which polishes I could pass on. I was really hoping anti-bleak would be even lighter, so that it would be different enough from Casino Royale that I could justify buying it (I'm a huuuuge MC fan).

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks for the swatches and comparison, they are extremely helpful! I'm glad I don't have any dupes. Although I have Inner Sparkle and Pink Yet Lavender and they are similar. I am obsessed with glitter so it is ok! Haha

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks for the swatches and comparisons !
    I really like Casino royale but i sometimes find it too dark so I think I'll buy Anti-bleak because it's the color I was looking for when I saw Casino royale !

    ReplyDelete
  25. which one would you say is more like Nails Inc's Hampstead Heath?
    I've been looking for one the same for so long and these look similar!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I don't own that Nails Inc, I'm not sure which it's closer to. Sorry

    ReplyDelete

Please make sure you are commenting in DISQUS. If you can see this message you aren't which means I cannot reply to any questions you have.

Please do not leave links to your blog in my comments. If you would like me to check out your blog please email me using the contact button in the sidebar.

Related Posts

Related Posts with Thumbnails