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Dupe alert! [ Essie vs China glaze ]

Hey guys,
So after I got home the other day I noticed that “light as air” from china glaze (the color I swatched sunday) is very similar to Essie’s “lilacism”. So today when one of my nails chipped during break I decided to remove the whole nail and compare both so here was my findings:) Enjoy

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So who did it better?
In my opinion the china glaze was much easier to apply, the Essie formula is thinner and watery. The china glaze formula was just perfect. I did only two costs of the Essie polish to do a perfect comparison and as you can see the color is identical but on the finger That i swatched Essie you can see my nail through the paint which I hate so the Essie lilacism needs a 3rd coat where china glaze only needed two coats for full coverage.

I applied Essie on my index finger… But looking at my whole hand can you even tell?

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Since I can’t tell, once my lilacism bottle runs out I will replace this color with the china glaze one cuz not only was the formula better but I can easily find china glaze online for $3/ bottle where the cheapest I’ve seen Essie is like $7.50!

Well let me know what you think and if you have any other dupes to this fantastic color πŸ™‚

-Giselle

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Comments
8 Responses to “Dupe alert! [ Essie vs China glaze ]”
  1. China Glaze is really fawesome and cheap! I cannot think of using another polish now. Completely addicted lol =]

    • megis217 says:

      Lol yea im starting to dig china glaze a lot idk why I’m always hesitant towards them maybe cuz it’s relatively cheap but honestly I’ve NEVER been let down with them

  2. essentjewels says:

    I have a similar color (essie) I have to change my polish now.

  3. bmweed says:

    I have never tried Essie but about 50/70% of stuff I’ve read says it can be a total nightmare to apply. I had a good look and I really can’t tell the difference AT ALL. What a great discovery to save some ££ πŸ˜€

  4. Nice find!! I’ve never seen the China Glaze brand.

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