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Monday, November 5, 2012

Dior Orchid Dupe?


For real? Well sort of - Kiko 243 came out first so I have a hard time calling IT a dupe of Dior Orchid and I'm not a fan of the word dupe - but in my opinion, unless you're in SUPER BRIGHT lighting - like 3 inches from the bulb - this one is 99%.


As I said, Kiko 243, Red Plum - The formula is the same crelly formula of Dior Orchid. Two coats for opacity, first one should be thin (and it looks like crap on both) and then a medium to heavy 2nd coat works magic. Both dry to a high shine (no top coat in any of the photos.) Orchid is only ever-so-slightly more purple and only under very bright/harsh lighting. Kiko has no hidden shimmer, of course, but the Dior is very hidden. So I'm sticking with my 99% dupe assertion.


Kiko 243 Red Plum vs Dior Orchid

Kiko 243 Red Plum vs Dior Orchid

Kiko 243 Red Plum vs Dior Orchid

Kiko 243 Red Plum vs Dior Orchid

Kiko 243 Red Plum vs Dior Orchid


What do you think? Are they close enough for you? I'm pretty picky and I CAN see the difference if I look VERY hard, but I'd say it works for me!

Kiko polishes are Italian and are readily available in France, Italy, the UK and several other European countries. Thankfully I have International friends. The last order I placed, they were £1.50 per bottle. Dior Orchid was limited edition and is currently available on Dior.com and a few other department stores (at the time of this post) and retail for $23 per bottle here in the US.




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9 comments :

  1. That's pretty close! Luckily, I picked up the 'Les Violet' collection but wow this is pretty spot on! If you ever find a dupe for Dior 'Licorice' pleassssseeeeee let me know (one of my biggest regrets in life is missing out in this polish lol). :o) Great post, love!

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  2. I can see the difference in almost all the pictures now but I think they are close enough and I will definitely save my money and get the Kiko!
    They are gorgeous though and I just love the way they look on you!
    Great comparison - as always ;-)

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  3. I also think they are a pretty close match!! Both are beautiful & if I didn't know ahead of time that it was 2 different brands I don't think I'd have noticed the difference!!

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  4. I can see the difference but, honestly, I'm not even sure which I like better. They're quite close!

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  5. Whoa! Great dupe! I couldn't tell lol!

    https://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  6. Thank you so much for posting this!!! I have been eyeing Orchid ever since it came out but I happen to have the Kiko in my untrieds and had no idea it was so close!!

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  7. It's really the same!!!
    Kiko Red Plum is also a dupe of Opi Mrs O'Leary's Bbq http://giallonarciso.blogspot.it/2012/11/rosso-prugna-n-243-di-kiko-dupe-di-mrs.html

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  8. Wow, I have Kiko 243 in my stash and didn't imagine it was a dupe of Orchid!! Cool :-))

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