Oct 13, 2012

Comparison: OPI Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs vs. Essence 42 Dress to party

Essence 42 Dress to Party vs OPI Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs

Hi there! So, found in my stash a bottle of Essence Multi Dimension 3 in 1 Nail Polish that it is NOT a DUPE but a close relative of Suzi and the 7 Düsseldorfs. Still, I thinks is a good and less expensive alternative for Swiss and European readers for whom OPI polishes are not easy to get. I took the time to do swatches because I was still wearing the OPI polish after 6 days (yes, not much time to change manis with my 7-months-old boy). See the picture after the jump.

Please, don't pay attention to my dry cuticles and the evidence of 6 days of wear on my tips! :)

Essence polish on index and ring finger, OPI polish on major and pinkie

The picture shows two coats of each polish, though this comparison is a little unfair to OPI shade because it has a 6 days wear!  So, having that in mind, knowing it has lost a lot of the original shine,  you can still appreciate the difference in the undertones. OPI is more blue undertoned, a tad darker and definitely more opaque than Essence, I sure could have used another coat in the latter.
All in all, I think Essence Dress to party is quite pretty and if I had remembered I had it I probably would not have bought the OPI shade. But as I only got the mini set, then, I do not mind having both.

Hope you liked this comparison, I certainly enjoyed posting this!
Love,
Nat

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