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Monday, June 18, 2012

Purple Comparisons

I love purple and I have so many more purples than I will ever be able to do a comparison post on, but getting Dior Ultra Violet and several people asking me if it was close to Dior Purple Mix spurred this one, so I'll be comparing those two and other somewhat similar purples.


First up Dior Purple Mix. I don't really have any "dupes" of this one, so I've compared it with the closest ones I have, which you can see aren't really very close. Purple Mix and Ultra Violet DEFINITELY aren't close.

Here I've used Pure Ice Purple Reign, Pure Ice Kiss Me Here, Dior Purple Mix, Dior Shadow (and Dior Ultra Violet for reference.)


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Next I compared Dior Ultra Violet with 6 other purples. There are two colors in particular that some would consider "dupes." For those of us who are true lacquerheads, I wouldn't say there's a 100% dupe though. Sinful Colors Amethyst and Finger Paints Beach Bound are as close to being dupes as I have and after the nail wheel swatches, I'll show you hand comparisons with those two. (I dropped the nail wheel just as I finished up the 2nd coat of all the polishes - wet polish side down of course - so please excuse any imperfections. None are the fault of the polish - they're the fault of the klutz, MOI!)

For this comparison I used Orly charged Up, Illamasqua Faux Pas, Sinful Colors Amethyst, Finger Paints Beach Bound, Zoya Mira, Dior Ultra Violet and Nails Inc. Westminster.


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So there you have it! As I said, there are SO MANY more purples I could compare, but without a starting point or something spurring it on like a question or stumbling on a dupe, these will have to do for now.

Do you accidentally end up with dupes? Do you have any of these?


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12 comments :

  1. I'm loving the purples, my favourite out of them is Dior Shadow. Although, they are all lush :).xxx

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  2. Hmmm, I really want to buy a Dior, but not if there is a cheaper dupe! It makes me feel as if I am wasting my money. :o) Maybe I will take this one off my list for now?

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  3. I accidentally have dupes all the time! Thanks for sharing. I really need Purple Reign in my life!

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  4. So awesome! I'm loving purple reign, westminster, and shadow

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  5. Oh I LOVE purple!! All of these polishes look amazing! Thank you for the comparisons!

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  6. Wow. I am lovin' the purple overload. Thank you for the comparisons. I know I made the right choice(s) ;)

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  7. pretty!



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  8. Dior Shadow looks amazing! I have Purple Reign, the only reason I bought it was because of Purple Rain, one of my favorite movies! :) Interesting how the cremes pretty much look the same!

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