Monday, April 1, 2013

Manicure Monday: Macbeth + Dupe Alert

During ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty event, I purchased my first Butter London nail polishes. Last week, I told you all about Sprog. This week, I'm showing you Macbeth, the other polish I bought from the brand for $9 (reg. $15). It's a gorgeous, bright orange-coral creme that's absolutely perfect for Spring (if you lean toward more brights than pastels) and Summer. I was immediately drawn to it.

Macbeth applies beautifully onto your nails. The formula is smooth and the finished polish is shiny and opaque. The first coat of polish is pigmented, but still mildly transparent but the second coat rounds everything out. I like it because the formula isn't too thick, like some lacquers can be, so it doesn't feel heavy on your nails but it still delivers great color pay off. The color you see in the bottle is what you get, if not perhaps just a smidgen more orange-red in the case of Macbeth but it still looks beautiful. 

Once I applied Macbeth, I noticed it really reminded me of another polish. In fact, it reminded me of one of my favorite polishes in my collection. Don't even ask me how I didn't notice this similarity in the store. Perhaps I was too excited about the great price to think clearly. Check it out:

So, if you just can't see yourself paying $15 for a nail polish, Sinful Colors Thimbleberry is a nearly indistinguishable dupe and it's only $1.99. And don't worry about quality. Sinful Colors makes a great product, on par with brands like China Glaze and Zoya.  As you can see from the pics, they are pretty much the same exact color. If you were to put a gun to my head and force me to find a way in which they were different, then I'd have to say Macbeth is just the slightest bit more orange-red. But I wore both polishes side by side, and I really had to try to make this distinction.

Do you like Butter London's Macbeth? Do you think you'd rock this hue more during the spring or summer? Would you spring the $15 or are you more likely to go to your local Walgreens to pick up Thimbleberry?

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