Thursday, October 28, 2010

Grey Nail Polish Comparison

After I posted about my new Essence Movie Star polish, Maria Andrea asked me if it's darker than Catrice London's Weather Forecast. You wanted a comparison? Here you have it!

I compared four grey nail polishes. I know that Catrice has shimmer in it, but that's not the most important thing right now. ;) Here are the suspects, all lined up:


I know it's gonna sound lame, but those three (China Glaze, Essence and Catrice) are the only middle to dark grey shades I have in my collection. That's why I added Diamond Cosmetics Concrete Jungle.

Let's see them on nails, from top to bottom: Catrice London's Weather Forecast, Essence Movie Star, China Glaze Recycle, Diamond Cosmetics Concrete Jungle. I applied 2 coats of each, except for Concrete Jungle, which is opaque in 1 coat (awesomesauce!).


Diamond Cosmetics is the winner here. One coat and great application + low price. You can not beat that! Catrice and Essence are equaly good. They both have a flat brush, the application is good and both are 2 coaters. I was surprised - Essence's quality really improved. Still, you get more for your money if you buy Catrice (2.49 €/10 mL) than Essence (1.49 €/5 mL). China Glaze ... you know how much I love China Glaze, don't you. Recycle is a gorgeous shade, but: the brush small (especially if you use a flat one right before), the polish is really sheer and I thought I was gonna have to apply 3 coats (in the end 2 were enough). It's not *that* worse than others, but since it's ChG I expected more from it.

It doesn't matter which shade you decide to buy, they all rock (more or less). =)

Tell me, which one do you like best?

Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

  1. Hello there, great review!
    I'm one of your newest follower and I was wondering if you already had a post on photography tips, what camera you use, setup to take awesome, quality photos? Thanks :)

    яσѕαℓуи
    LynSire.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I only have recycle and I love it, but the comparison is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Super primerjava! Krasni nohti in krasna slika! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. men je recycle super:) .ga imam doma in ga pridno uporabljam:) ....

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'd like concrete jungle,thank you :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Agreed, they are all gorgeous *-*

    ReplyDelete
  7. Am I the only one who likes them all together on one hand?

    ReplyDelete
  8. @Nihrida thank u very much for the comparation.
    Im happy, for my essence Movie Star is my favorite. Because is darker aan is not shimmer on it. I Do also have the Catrice home but I am now shure i want the Essence also.
    Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. @LynSire: No, I haven't posted a photo tutorial yet. I don't consider myself being so good at it that I could teach others, but if you want me to, I can tell you about it. Let me know. =)

    @Smaltoidaliano: Me too! =D

    ReplyDelete
  10. @MariaAndrea: I'm glad I could help. =)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I wonder how Sally Hansen Wet Cement would fit in with these!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Uh yes, that would be nice :)
    A tutorial on your photography tips :)

    яσѕαℓуи
    LynSire.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Svi mi se sviđaju zato što sam u zadnje vrijeme luda za sivom bojom, ali ipak mi se mrvicu najviše sviđa Movie Star :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. @Lauren: I thought of adding SH to this comparison, but I only compare 4 shades at a time. It looks like Concrete Jungle (light grey), but it's warmer.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Every one is different. You need them all! They're all fantastic shades of grey.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I <3 that DC polish! So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great comparison! Thanks! I think I like Recycle and London's Weather Forecast the most!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking your time and leaving a comment! I read all the comments and I'm happy of each and every one. However: any rude, inappropriate or otherwise disturbing comments will be deleted. Do not post links in my comments unless you're asked to. If you have a blog and want me to take a look at it, contact me via contact form or e-mail. Thanks!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Help animals!

People Who Are Violent to Animals ... Rarely Stop There