Posts tagged ‘Borghese’

Spooky series: murky, mossy sparkle + shimmer comparisons

The last, first:  this drugstore trio was asleep in the crypt and I only discovered and dusted them off after filling up the main daisy below.

1 – F21 L&B Grey

2 – Essie Armed & Ready, slightly Franck-ened to more closely resemble RBL Anne

3 – Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne

4 – Catrice Khaki Perry

5 – Nicole by OPI Sea How Far You Go

6 – Color Club Snakeskin

Above and below, 3x each

7 – A England Love is Enough

8 – The Face Shop Face It GR502

9 – Sinful Colours Vintage

10 – Catrice I’m A Star…

11 – WnW I Moss Have It

12 – Zoya Edyta

Above and below, 2-3x each

13 – Color Club Nouveau Vintage

14 – Orly Color Blast Sleeping Death, half of boxed Disney Villains duo

15 – Revlon Top Speed Mistletoe

16 – Hard Candy Crush on Tin

17 – Formula X for Sephora Extraterrestrial

18 – Essence Vampire’s Love TE – Gold Old Buffy

Above and below, 2x each

1 – F21 L&B Grey

2 – Essie Armed & Ready, slightly Franck-ened to more closely resemble RBL Anne

3 – Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne

4 – Catrice Khaki Perry

5 – Nicole by OPI Sea How Far You Go

6 – Color Club Snakeskin

7 – A England Love is Enough

8 – The Face Shop Face It GR502

9 – Sinful Colours Vintage

10 – Catrice I’m A Star…

11 – WnW I Moss Have It

12 – Zoya Edyta

13 – Color Club Nouveau Vintage

14 – Orly Color Blast Sleeping Death, half of boxed Disney Villains duo

15 – Revlon Top Speed Mistletoe

16 – Hard Candy Crush on Tin

17 – Formula X for Sephora Extraterrestrial

18 – Essence Vampire’s Love TE – Gold Old Buffy

xx boo! berry milk tea

Copines a la Chanel 509 Paradoxal

For alelvi123 — you know why! Dusky shimmer is apropos on this day, to honor the life of a beautiful lady.

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Copines Paradoxal

Global versions, starting at 12 noon:

01 – Borghese Rapido B020 Mochaccino [USA]

02 – Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish BR04 [South Korea]

03 – SOPI Metro Too Chic [USA]

04 – Flormar 418 [Turkey]

 

05 – Barry M 313 Dusky Mauve [UK]

06 – ColourAlike 441 Weekendowy Szal [Poland]

07 – Essence You Rock! TE – 02 Love, Peace & Purple [German company; made in France]

 

08 – Essence Colour & Go 73 Princess Prunella [German company; made in France]

09 – Revlon 330 Naughty (aka Perplex) [USA]

10 – Douglas Absolute Nails 09 Maria [German company; made in Luxembourg]

 

11 – Risque Fast Fashion 03 Violeta Acinzentado [Brazil]

12 – Catrice 200 From Dusk to Dawn, shimmery version [German company; made in Luxembourg]

13 – CoverGirl Outlast 280 Amethyst [USA; made in France]

14 – Sinful Shine 1339 Who’s The Gloss [USA]

 

Cheres copines manquees:

2True 46 [Superdrug, UK]
Alessandro Hypnotic [Germany]
Alix Avien 243 [Turkey]
American Nails – Mystic
Anny 530 Must Have [Germany]
Artdeco 145 [Germany]
Castledew 9289 [Korea]
Claire’s [non-U.S.]
Gosh Mystical [Denmark]
Hollywood Nails 509 [Germany]
Jessica – Venus Was Her Name
Kosmetik Kosmo – Binoctium [Germany]
Laura Mercier – Twilight
MAC – Anti-Fashion
Mattese Elite – Purple Irony
Max Factor Glossfinity – Noisette
Nails Inc. Fulham Road
Pupa 404 Viola Grigio [Italy]
Sportsgirl – Supernatural [Australia]
Ulta3 Twilight Fever [Australia]

PFF Series: 5 Shades of Greige

Chanel Frenzy, Misa Pay Days Are Happy Days, Borghese Arrivederci Mist, Kiko 319 Tortora Chiaro, Misa Paint My Nails @ Work

Chanel Frenzy, Misa Pay Days Are Happy Days, Borghese Arrivederci Mist, Kiko 319 Tortora Chiaro, Misa Paint My Nails @ Work

What's that extra taupe on the right, you ask?

What’s that extra taupe on the right, you ask?

Why, it's Colour Alike 440...

Why, it’s Colour Alike 440…

...a.k.a. Chanel Particuliere with shimmer.

…a.k.a. Chanel Particuliere with shimmer.

Field notes below:  see how funky Borghese Arrivederci Mist applied to the nail wheel?  Eew!

Field notes below: see how funky Borghese Arrivederci Mist applied to the nail wheel? Eew!

Chanel Frenzy: Hands down best formula, application, sheer-opacity. More than one coat necessary. Self-evening; least “lilac” of the group. Like the tone the least…but other qualities make it unique and irreplaceable.

Misa Pay Days: Runny and streaky, closest to Frenzy in shade but more lilac and even more attractive. Requires more than one coat; very thin formula. Looks just like Frenzy in the bottle, closest to Frenzy of all of the above. Pay Days’ color + Frenzy’s formula = perfection.

Borghese Arrivederci Mist: Gorgeous shade, awful thick formula with wide hard paintbrush that removes rather than applies polish to the nail. Not worth the trouble; requires more than one coat, but first coat gets “erased” upon application of second.

Kiko 319: The all-round winner. Opacity and perfect application in one coat. Much darker and more lilac than Frenzy. Prior to testing it, I had heard these two were twins.

Misa PMN@W: Much darker and greyer than all of the above. Same runny, thin formula and application as Pay Days. Definitely requires more than one coat.

Colour Alike 440: Tested separately from others because it contains shimmer, supremely subtle rainbow microshimmer! Applies to nail much darker than appears in bottle, very taupe, more mole brown than greige. Looks gorgeous at 2-3 coats. Lovely formula. Closer to Chanel Particuliere, but better due to nanoshimmer, almost invisible on the nail except at specific angles. Saves it from flatness and gives depth in lieu of sheen.

Other Fade to Grey lacquers not featured here:
Color Club High Society
Topshop Big Smoke

Multichrome Comparison Library, Vol. 5: GOSH Purple Heart & Co.

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L to R: Tidal Wave, Night Before, Purple Heart, It’s You!, Have You Seen My Limo?, Chic Reloaded, Black Tie, Stellare Notte

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Deep sighs all round…

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The keepers for me are, in order of preference: Essence Chic Reloaded, OPI Have You Seen My Limo? and Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Black Tie.

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L.A. Splash Tidal Wave, Rimmel 60 Seconds Night Before, GOSH Purple Heart, Misa It’s You!, OPI Have You Seen My Limo?

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OPI Have You Seen My Limo?, Essence Colour & Go Chic Reloaded, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Black Tie, Borghese Stellare Notte[/caption]

Footnote addendum coming soon in its own post: Risque Color Effect Besouro!