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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Comparison Request - Grey Cremes

I've been wanting to do this comparison for a while and I've had several requests recently so here it is!

It's not "comprehensive" by any means, but I pulled 10 of my grey cremes out for a quick comparison.


Grey Creme Comparison

Grey Creme Comparison

Grey Creme Comparison

None had a bad formula. Barry M was thinner and required two coats while the other 3 *could* be one coaters and had a creamier formula. The best formulas of course were the two Diors. I used two coats on all four and NO top coat.


Grey Creme Comparison

Grey Creme Comparison

Grey Creme Comparison

Grey Creme Comparison

The Kiko and two Nails Inc. ones had the best formula. The Kiko could be a one coater - very creamy and smooth. The Pure Ice and Zoya were thinner and require two coats. I did use two coats for all five and NO top coat.


Grey Creme Comparison

Grey Creme Comparison

Finally, I compared Dior Perfecto and Nails Inc. Paddington. It's hard to tell from the photos, but Perfecto has blue in the base and Paddington has green in the base. It's hard to capture and they're close but not dupes. Both had a great, smooth formula. Two coats on both - no top coat.

Not one of these is what I would call a dupe but the closest I found is Nails Inc. Tavistock Street and Kiko #327 Granite Grey.

So do I need all ten of these?  Well speaking as a true Lacquerhead, yeah. I absolutely do! Would the "normal" person need all of them? Probably not. If I HAD to pick just 3, I'd pick Zoya Dove for a light grey, Kiko #327 Granite Grey for a medium grey and Nails Inc. Paddington for a dark grey. And I'd have to toss in Dior Gris Montaigne to make it an even number. Ha!

EDITED TO ADD!!!

I missed a few grey cremes earlier so I'm tossing in a couple of photos with Zoya Kelly, Orly Decoded...





And still no actual dupes in the bunch!

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4 comments :

  1. wooow love all of them XD

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  2. What a great post! I love the grey cremes, they are so perfect!!!
    Sadly, there are too many of those in this post that I now need... LOL

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  3. Thank you for these! They always helping me out when making comparisons

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