Wednesday 24 July 2013

L'Oreal Greyt Expectiations with Confetti Top Coat and dupe

Happy hump day everyday! I'm not sure about you guys but I was ready for the week to be over yesterday. This week has sure felt like it has been dragging on! Today I have a L'Oreal colour riche and confetti top coat to share and a comparison. 

L'Oreal Greyt Expectations was released in May 2013 along with 8 other colour riche shades, retails for $6.99 and is 11.7ml in size. It is a dusty purple reminiscent of Essie Merino Cool or Sephora by OPI Metro Chic. In the press release booklet I received it says the colour riche polishes have "...a gel-like formula for a smooth glossy finish with up to 10 days of shine." I didn't have the polish on my nails for 10 days so I'm unable to comment on that. But I was really impressed with the formula and coverage of this particular shade. I used 2 coats only because I was talking pictures in sunlight and sometimes sunlight can be pretty unforgiving. I could consider this a 1 coater if you're in a hurry.

I decided to make my manicure a little more exciting so I decided to use a colour riche top coat in confetti. L'Oreal Colour Riche Top Coats were released in Canada in July 2013, retails for $6.99 and is 5ml in size. Confetti is a black and white multi sized matte glitter top coat, it also has very fine silver glitter which I was unable to capture with my camera. I remember seeing this polish earlier this year and knew I had to have it, I love how cute the bottle is and I'm really loving the indie polish like look of the black and white glitters. I used 1 coat of confetti in the pictures below.

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When I received L'Oreal Confetti I thought it look almost identical to Hard Candy Black Tie Optional. In the close up picture you can hardly tell any difference between the 2 except BTO has some bigger black and white hex and bar glitter. The Hard Candy is slightly larger at 7.8ml and priced at $4.97 but I felt that the polish was a bit gloppy and I had to thin it out before I used it.

L-R: L'Oreal Confetti and Hard Candy Black Tie Optional
L-R:  Hard Candy Black Tie Optional and L'Oreal Confetti

I used 1 layer of each glitter. As you can tell by the pictures the glitters look nothing at all similar on the nails other than the colour palette. The Hard Candy has more glitter dense, almost a little too glitter dense, chaotic looking while the L'Oreal is a little more sparse. I enjoyed the look of both polishes and because I consider myself a polishaholic I would both if I saw them in-store together.
Middle & Pinky: L'Oreal Confetti
Pointer & Ring: Hard Candy Black Tie Optional

Again, L'Oreal Colour Riche polishes are 11.7ml in size and are sold for $6.99, L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Top Coats are 5ml in size and are sold for $6.99. Both can be found in most drug stores in North America.
Hard Candy Black Tie Optional is 7.8ml in size and can be found in most Wal-Marts for about $5.

Although the Hard Candy is a bit cheap in price, I felt like it was gloopier whereas the L'Oreal did not require any thinner before usage.

Have any of you tried L'Oreal's new colour riche colours or top coats?
Do any of you know of anymore dupes similar to Confetti or BTO?


***Products were sent for review with the exception of Black Tie Optional which was purchased with my own money. Opinions are my own and unbiased.***

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