Monday, July 30, 2012

Essie Marshmellow vs OPI Don't Touch my Tutu vs OPI Funny Bunny

Here we go,
the first of the comparisons of the OPI New York Ballet collection
Essie Marshmellow vs OPI Don't Touch my Tutu!
Pinkie and Middle: OPI Don't Touch my Tutu!
4 coats + 1 coat SV


Ring and Index: Essie Marshmellow
3 coats + 1 coat SV
As you can tell,
there's a pretty stark difference between these two
In fact, amongst the three polishes being compared today,
OPI Don't Touch my Tutu! is the sheerest of them all.
So much so,
when placed next to the stark white of Essie Marshmellow,
it looks almost like a beige
 


Next one, Essie Marshmellow vs OPI Funny Bunny
 
 


Pinkie and Middle: OPI Funny Bunny
Ring and Index: Essie Marshmellow
 
 

 
 
All are at 4 coats + 1 coat SV
 
 
 
 
Ok these two are almost dupes of each other.
 
 
 
 
A couple of differences though:
1) The Essie is a hell lot streakier than the OPI.
I had a harder time applying the Essie
In fact, amongst the three polishes,
I would say it's the toughest to apply.
 
 
 
 
2) The OPI requires 4 coats to reach the same opacity as Essie at 3 coats.
In this comparison, I did 4 coats for both of them,
but the Essie was already almost opaque at 3 coats.
 
 
 
 
3) OPI Funny Bunny is just a tad less stark than Essie Marshmellow.
It has a slightly softer look.
On its own, Essie Marshmellow was so stark on my skin tone,
it gave me grey hands.
 
 
 
 
Last one,
Top bottle: OPI Funny Bunny
Bottom bottle: OPI Don't Touch my Tutu!
 
 
LoL! I had to scribble down the bottle positions,
I couldn't tell them apart otherwise
 
 
 
 
Pinkie and Middle: OPI Funny Bunny
Ring and Index: OPI Don't Touch my Tutu!
 
 
 
 
All are at 4 coats + 1 coat SV
 
 
 
 
Same thing that happened when placed next to the Essie,
when you put OPI Don't Touch my Tutu! next to OPI Funny Bunny,
Don't Touch my Tutu! turns beige
 
 
 
 
Well, should have known that any polish company would be too stupid to dupe another one of its own colours right?
 
 
 
 
So Essie Marshmellow will be going into the next purge.

7 comments:

Inky Whiskers said...

Your desire to test the OPI's vs Essie isn't out there at all! OPI is well known to recycle old colors under new names. Swatch testing is the easiest way to check for dups. Good job!

Berry T said...

Thanks! I'm swatch testing to get rid of some of the stash as well. There's going to be quite a few coming up!

Ra, UK said...
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MissWendolin said...

Very helpful; thanks so much for this comparison; looking for the perfect white for glitter sandwich layering! Gonna go with OPI Don't touch my Tutu! Application for sure is the sheerest and looks the smoothest - non streaky!

8f67a8ce-fdd6-11e3-af0a-2b4b1fcc33cc said...

Still think this is a perfect polish! One of my most used ones.
For more nail designs and tutorial you can visit nail design site and it's tutorials are quite helpful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! This was exactly what I needed!!

Anonymous said...

This helped me so much, thank you!

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