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Dupe or not? Sinful Colors Gorgeous & Covergirl Constant Caribbean

Hello! Today I have a comparison post for you. When I showed you Sinful Colors Gorgeous last week you may remember how I said it reminded me of Covergirl Constant Caribbean, from its Outlast Stay Brilliant Collection.

Sinful Colors Gorgeous Covergirl Constant Caribbean comparison

Well, the comparison is a tough one! They look very similar in the bottle, both being a green shimmer/metallic… maybe analysing it now it’s more metallic. Here’s what they look like in natural light, with the comparison order being pointer finger Gorgeous, middle finger Constant Caribbean, ring finger Gorgeous and pinkie Constant Caribbean. Both are without top coat.

Covergirl Constant Caribbean Sinful Colors Gorgeous comparison

See!? I told you it’s a tough one. Looking at it Gorgeous is definitely more green and Constant Caribbean more blue, but really it’s very slight. Constant Caribbean has just that bit more shine to it, but it has a built-in top coat so you would expect that. Both are slightly streaky, but I think it’s manageable.

Covergirl Constant Caribbean Sinful Colors Gorgeous comparison

So here the two are with flash and once again, it’s pretty close. It appears in this photo that Constant Caribbean is that little bit more pigmented.

For me it’s just that slight colour difference that makes me believe these are not dupes, but they are exceptionally close! You certainly wouldn’t need both in your collection.

What do you think? Do you think I’m wrong? Tell me below. Thanks for reading!


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Taping & dotting nail art featuring Rimmel London, Max Factor & Covergirl polishes

Hello! So as I mentioned in yesterday’s post I have some nail art to show you today. While it’s pretty simple, I think it’s come up quite well.

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

I used my base of Max Factor Deep Grey and then made the lines and dots with Covergirl Tickled Pink from the Outlast Stay Brilliant Collection and Rimmel London Royal Blue from the Metal Rush Collection. To make the stripe in the middle I used two strips of nail art tape and just dabbed the nail polish brush on the side I wanted to colour. I broke it up a bit by doing a straight line on my ring finger instead of all diagonal lines.

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

I think I definitely need to improve on my dotting; although I used two different sized dotting tools the dots look the same size on some fingers. But I am getting there!

So, what do you think? Any good? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!