Here we are!
Primo post e primo guesting @ Make-up Compulsivo, quale miglior modo per iniziare questo cammino?
Terrei in particolar modo a ringraziare Ilaria di Make-up Compulsivo anche qui, visto che è
Bando alle ciance, iniziamo!
(Per la versione italiana del post vi rimando qui, visto che in origine era stato pensato appunto come guest post @ Make-up Compulsivo).
Cast (Left to right):
A-England Gothic Beauties collection (out of Dorian Grey):
- Lady of Shalott
- Tess d’Ubervilles
- Jane Eyre
Essence Breaking Dawn pt.II collection:
- 01 Jacob’s Protection
- 02 Alice Had a Vision – Again
MUFE Black Tango collection:
Gothic Beauties are black based polishes with an extra oomph: violet/fuchsia and in certain angles even blue shimmer (Ophelia), blue and violet shimmer (Lady of Shalott), green and in certain angles golden shimmer (Tess d’Ubervilles), purple/red and even bronze shimmer (Jane Eyre). They’re perfectly opaque in 2 coats.
Their shimmer is very very subtle, clearly visible in the sunlight but almost invisible in the shade. In my opinion, Tess d’Ubervilles is the most pigmented among them, in fact while looking at it in the sunlight it seems like it’s green based, even if, just looking at the bottle, I would have thought Ophelia to be the most ‘coloured’ among the Dark Ladies (as Aly is used to call them).
MUFE Black Tango polishes, instead, have a very very sheer black base (3 coats on my transparent wheel, some spots still visible against the light) enriched by a very huge pigment density which, in the sunlight, predominates over the black base: the result is that if you look at these polishes in the sunlight, they appear as if they were like any other shimmery coloured base polish…You cannot tell –if you don’t know that- that they are black based. In the shade, however, they appear almost blackish since shimmery pigments weaken.
Now, let’s have a look at Essence polishes:
- 01 Jacob’s Protection is a thick black base (fully opaque in 2 coats) with a huge amount of blue/green/violet microglitter. It’s way more gleaming than Lady Of Shalott, whose shimmer is subtle and less bright.
- 02 Alice Had a Vision – Again is a thick violet base with fuchsia/green microglitter, while Ophelia is black based with a very subtle violet/fuchsia and even blue shimmer –way less bright than Alice Had a Vision–Again -. These two polishes have nothing in common: Essence’s violet base makes this polish final look completely different from A-England’s Ophelia.
Back to the starting question, let’s have a look at some comparison pics to see if there’s any dupe among these bottles (below pictures are taken in the outside or in direct sunlight and in appropriate positions in order to analyse reflections and shimmers for comparison purpose only. Again I repeat: in the shade these polishes appear almost black).
In conclusion: No dupes, no party.. (luckily, I can say! Any polish addicted will surely be used to this feeling). Anyway, here you have 9 beautiful different nail polishes to match (almost) any tastes.
You can purchase A-England polishes directly from Adina’s website (where she’s having a great offer ATM, valid until November 30th, on Gothic Beauties collection).
Essence polishes are distributed by Cosnova.
MUFE – here in Italy – is available at Sephora, but you can find your nearest store at this page.
You really deserve a prize if you reached the end of this first looooooong post!
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