Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dupe? Gosh "Mystical" and Revlon "Naughty"

I have found a new obsession inside of my polish world: finding dupes. Well, perhaps not 100% dupes, however I love the thrill of finding polishes that have the same "this" or "that", etc. 

Last year I found GOSH Mystical. It was right after I started seeing Revlon Perplex and I knew I had to buy it because I couldn't find Perplex anywhere. Flash forward to about a week ago. Enter, Revlon Naughty. Well, well, well. It looks like Revlon is up to their usual tricky ways with re-naming their polishes! 

(I also purchased "Popular" and which is the exact same as "Starry Night" from their Expressionists Winter 2011 Collection because I had already bought Blue Mosaic and Facets of Fuchsia ... yeah, they renamed and relaunched those as well. I can't really complain though, because it gives polish junkies like us -- as well as the general population -- another chance to grab up these awesome polishes.)

Anyway, back on subject, I grabbed Naughty (Popular, Smoldering and Whimsical came home with me too) and went home feeling very pleased with myself. I grabbed my bottle of GOSH Mystical and did this whole mini-gasp-mild-freak-out and showed Mr.Polish my potential dupes. He smiled, went into the family room, and watched American Idol. LOL! I followed him and started polishing...

Mystical, pinky and middle - Naughty, ring and index
3 coats each, no topcoat
Naughty, index and ring - Mystical, middle and pinky
Naughty, index and ring - Mystical, middle and pinky
Naughty, index and ring - Mystical, middle and pinky
Naughty, index and ring - Mystical, middle and pinky

As you can see from the above photo's they are in fact not quite dupes. In order for me to classify 2 polishes as dupes I want to see ZERO difference between them. Okay, okay, less than 0.07% of a difference. ;)

Naughty leans more purple/taupe and the shimmer is more lilac-based whereas Mystical is more brown/grey or "greige" with more of a pink shimmer. They were both easy to apply. I used 3 coats for these photo's however Revlon's Naughty was very well pigmented really needed just the two coats, but I thought for comparison's sake, it's best to judge them with the same variables.

Honestly, these aren't close enough for me to call them dupes but they are definitely "sisters" in my mind. I really wish I had the original Perplex or even Chanel's Paradoxal (PUH-lease, not happening any time soon, hah) to swatch and compare. Oh well. Hope you enjoyed my first foray into the world of dupes. As I come across more in my collection, I will be sure to post about it!

Is dupe-hunting like treasure-hunting to you, too? *nerdy smile*

6 comments:

  1. I love Mystical! I am sure I have several dupes in my collection, I've just never took the time to search :)

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  2. I'm so annoyed that I can't find Whimsical and Naughty. Urgh! They're so pretty!

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  3. Peace, Love and Polish - I would love to see comparison's if you find any!

    Laura - I found mine at Wal-Mart and various drugstores. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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  4. I prefer Mystical in this comparison. Now I need to see it compared to Perplex because they don't sell Gosh around me! AAhh you made a lemming!

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  5. Hehe they definitely are sisters! It's fun funding dupes!

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  6. I do like the purple shade. Very pretty.

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