Monday, January 21, 2013

Essie Leading Lady

Here are some quick and dirty comparison pics of Essie Leading Lady. I mattefied these because, I ended up wearing it as a mani and I'm obsessed with matte right now (frankly, you can see the difference way better in the matte photos anyway).

Essie Leading Lady is on the middle and pinky (2 coats).
Essie Ruby Slippers is on the index/topmost finder (2 coats).
Lippmann Razzle Dazzle is on the ring finger (3 coats).

Both Essies are basically identical in formula: thick, dense same-sized glitter, they both get goopy quite quickly (so shut the bottle in intervals and let the polish chill out for a minute). Ruby Slippers is a warmer, brighter color with a gold tone to the glitter.

Having applied all three at the same time, I will say that I prefer the Lippmann by farrrrr. That's not to say it's a good replacement. The color is definitely more of a dark pink, than anything close to red.  The glitter is much finer (more of a dense sparkle than a true glitter), the base is a thinner jelly, requiring more coats.  But ugh, the finished product looks so much better.  It applied better, didn't chip as quickly, and the glitter (being finer) looked more ~adult~.

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Aimee said...

Mmmm, matte glitters!

Indoor Kitty said...

Love this comparison. I agree, Razzle Dazzle is the best on you.

How are things with you Piff? I've missed your lovely manis!!!

Piff said...

Aimee - agreeeee. Matte anything for me right now.

Indoor - I'm ok. I stopped posting when I went on vacation in December last year and I've had a hard time getting back into taking pics of my manis. What about you love?

ilexica said...

I need the lippmann. NEED.

Piff said...

ilexica - YOU DO

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