Monday, February 27, 2012

A Comp(ensation)

If you’ve already been browsing this post looking at the pictures and wondered what the hell happened to Feline’s camera and/or photo technique – don’t worry, Feline will be back with her fabulous pictures later on, this is the other (probably long forgotten) blogger writing. Since I had my second child in August last year I have hardly had time to do my nails and with their terrible state in mind and the constant challenge of caring for two children under two years, blogging has been out of the question. Recently the older child turned two and now I have all the time in the world – KIDDING, but there’s always time for a quick comparison right!?

I first got Faye and fell in love. Great formula, great base, great golden shimmer and great compliments – what’s not to love? But as all you collectors out there know, after you’ve worn a polish once (sadly, this can also be the case with untrieds) it quickly falls into oblivion and disappears among the myriads of polish… So I got It’s my Year. Once I had it, I remembered Faye and wrote them off as dupes without even looking at the bottles (I might have mistaken IMY with OPI Rally Pretty Pink). I must have forgotten about them both later on when I bought Ingenue AND Oui at the same time. When putting them all together I realized it was comparison time. On to the pictures...


From left to right: Orly Oui, OPI It’s my Year, Orly Ingenue and Zoya Faye.

From left to right: Orly Oui, OPI It’s my Year, Orly Ingenue and Zoya Faye.


So as you can see, Oui and IMY are pretty close but not dupes. They are both purples packed with golden shimmer but Oui is darker. Ingenue and Faye are mauves with purple and brown undertones and lots of golden shimmer. They are nearly dupes but Faye has more golden shimmer. As I understand it OPI Rally Pretty Pink is a dupe for Faye and IMO you only need one of these three.
Over and out
/Comparison Cammi

Swedish word of the day:
lördag -noun Saturday
Because it was when I wrote this...

7 comments:

  1. I've got 3 ou of these 4 and I'm really happy that I didn't get any dupes. Haven't had the time to compare them yet, so thank you for doing that!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great comparison, very helpful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for the comparison! I don't have any of these colors since I'm not sure which to ever get, so this was super helpful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. And I only need two of those four, so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those are all great polishes, but I think I like Orly Oui best!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Awesome comparison. I recently bout OPI IMY and I have Orly Oui, so Im kinda bummed, but that's ok. I bet all four of these would make an awesome gradient. New follower - loving your stuff!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for commenting! Please, NO LINK SPAMMING! Anonymous comments with rude contents, advertising and/or link dropping will be deleted.