Saturday, November 03, 2012
Comparison: China Glaze Red Satin vs. Winter Berry, and Glistening Snow vs. Fairy Dust
Good morning, dear readers! :D
Today I have a couple of comparisons to show you. When I was looking at the bottles of polishes from the new China Glaze Holiday Joy collection, I saw some similarities between other CG polishes in my collection. So I wanted to show you Red Satin vs. Winter Berry, and Glistening Snow vs. Fairy Dust, so that you can see the similarities and differences between them.
First up: Red Satin and Winter Berry
(Bottle shots: Winter Berry on the left, and Red Satin on the right.)
I am wearing Red Satin on my thumb, index and middle fingernails, and Winter Berry on my ring and pinky nails. Both are at two coats.
As you can see, they are very similar in colour, but Winter Berry is a touch darker. I also find that it is also more sheer than Red Satin, and it was less even when brushed on. If I had to suggest one, I would say to go with Red Satin (although I love the name Winter Berry!!). It is more opaque than the other, and I found that Winter Berry would bleed onto my top coat brush, whereas Red Satin did not.
Now for Glistening Snow and Fairy Dust
(Bottle shot: Fairy Dust on left, and Glistening Snow on right.)
I am wearing Fairy Dust on my pointer nail, and Glistening Snow on my middle nail (both at two coats, over China Glaze Red Satin).
While the two are made with the same type of holographic glitter and look very close in the bottle, that is where the similarities end. Once on the nail you see how packed Glistening Snow is with the tiny glitters. As it has more glitter, GS is more rough to the touch compared to Fairy Dust and it dries quicker. I like them both the same amount because of their differences, as they can both be used for many looks. So if you only want one, it just comes down to how opaque you want the glitter to be. :)
I hope that these comparisons were helpful to someone, and if you want to see any more comparisons, just let me know!! :D If I have the polishes you want compared, I will try to accommodate your request. :)
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!! :D
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