January 23, 2014

Battle Of The Purple Multichromes Part II - The Holo Multichromes!

Hello readers! Are you ready for some more comparisons??  Did you catch Part I of my purple multichrome comparison yesterday featuring Girly Bits I Hit My Bunny Phone and KBShimmer Pigment Of My Imagination?  If not, you can check it out here.  Today I have the four remaining holo purple multichromes to show you and you can decide if they are different enough to need them all.

Enchanted Polish Yesterday vs Girly Bits Belly Jeans vs Enchanted Polish Octopus's Garden vs ILNP Cygnus Loop (H)

Right off the bat we can see that two of these are definitely not dupes.  EP Yesterday is more pink toned than the rest and Girly Bits Belly Jeans has more holo.  EP Octopus's Garden and ILNP Cygnus Loop (H) look identical in the bottle though so it was worth checking out if that translated to the nail.  Photos show two coats of each polish with no top coat in natural lighting.

The verdict?  I'm saying Octopus's Garden and Cygnus Loops (H) are dupes.  They have the same amount of holo and the same colour shift.  The only difference I found was that Cygnus Loop (H) was a tiny bit more pigmented.  I think if I had added a third coat of Octopus's Garden then the opacity would have been exactly the same.  Belly Jeans has the same colour shift as those two but has significantly more holo pigment.  Yesterday is a different colour all together.

Out of the two dupes I would have to declare ILNP Cygnus Loop (H) the winner.  It is slightly more pigmented which is always nice, it is readily available and it's cheaper than the Enchanted Polish.  I hope this comparison makes your multichrome shopping a little less confusing and your bank account a little happier.

Happy Polishing!

- Michelle