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Friday, May 29, 2015

Put Up You Dupes - China Glaze For Audrey vs. Rimmel Mintilicious


       After my recent post on Rimmel Mintilicious I was asked how close it was to China Glaze For Audrey. Well I happened to own For Audrey so I set out to find the answer. Is Mintilicious a dupe for the famous For Audrey? Let's take a look.

   
     At first glance you can see that For Audrey is slightly darker in the bottle. It also has a greener undertone to it than Mintilicious. But do these differences carry over once applied to your nails?


     They sure do! As you can see these two are not dupes. While they are both nice colors For Audrey almost looks muddled or dingy next to a brighter Mintilicious. And just for the record I have never thought For Audrey was a dingy color when I've seen it worn alone. 



     Now let's talk formula. For Audrey had better coverage on the first coat, but both were completely opaque after 2. I used 2 coats plus top coat for this post.  I even tested out how well each of these will stamp using Shandy plate SH20.


     Both polishes worked out really well for stamping. For my base color here I've actually used 2 polishes for another comparison post that will be up on the blog soon. I wont reveal what the polishes are just yet, but they are in fact dupes. Looking at Mintilicious and For Audrey stamped next to each other they look like dupes don't they? 

     I've heard that For Audrey is discontinued but I see it on the shelf every time I go to my local Sally's so you still might be able to get a bottle, Mintilicious is only available online if your looking to add it to your collection. 

      Over all I think that these are both really great colors and definitely not dupes. If I had to have only one in my collection I would have to go with Mintilicious, but only because it's the brighter one. I hope you found this post helpful. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


27 comments :

  1. I have Mintilicious in my collection so it's nice to know I don't really have to get Audrey. But honestly if I see it I'll still probably get it lol.

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  2. This is a great comparison post - I'm sure many of your readers appreciate the stamping comparison as well. :)

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  3. They look so similar. Thanks for comparing them for us.

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  4. Naked Without PolishMay 29, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Great comparison! I haven't tried any of the 60 second Rimmels yet. I only have a couple of the older polishes. This definitely makes me want to try them though.

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  5. Nice comparison. I love my Aubrey, I use it a lot. Especailly in the summer :)

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  6. Haha...I feel like this is a color family I have a LOT of similar cremes in. I'm always drawn to the minty/dusty blue cremes. I think I do prefer FA though because I like the little bit of dustiness it has.

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  7. I think I like For Audrey better. I love comparison posts!

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  8. For Audrey is still one of my favorite polishes! There is no way it's DC'ed, I see it all the time. If it is though... I need a back-up next time I see it haha. Great post!

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  9. Great comparison! They are really close but I like For Audrey better. It's a little darker.

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  10. Cosmetic SanctuaryMay 29, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Great comparison! For Audrey is still a fav of mine!

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  11. I love this color! I haven't worn For Audrey in so long, but now I want to put it on (:

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  12. I love posts on dupes! Shockingly, I don't have either of these - I love teal/ mint so much, I can't believe I don't have them!

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  13. i love a good comparison post. i feel like i need to go thru my stash and do more of them.

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  14. Ouuu! Close but definitely some differences (though I don't think my non-nail friends would say they were different haha)

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  15. PhD in Nail PolishJune 3, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    I love this dupe feature- and I love that you compared the formula too! I would have never thought to compare the stamping, but it is such useful info!

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  16. I would probably still pick it up too. Simply because it's one of those iconic polishes that belongs in everyone's collection.

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  17. Thanks! I thought adding the stamping part would help it stand out from the typical comparison post.

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  18. You're welcome, I hope you found it helpful!

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  19. I have had really good luck with all the polishes I have from this line. I especially like the brush they have.

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  20. I didnt think I was a big fan of this color until I really looked at my collection and saw just how many I owned.

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  21. It's one of those Iconic polishes isn't it. To be honest Im glad I have both of them in my collection.

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  22. I didnt think it was discontinued but people keep mentioning that it is. Not sure if that is just a nasty rumor or a misunderstanding.

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  23. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I discovered that I own way more mint colored polishes than I first thought when doing this post. I may own exact dues for these and not even know it. lol

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  24. I dont think my non nail friends would notice the difference either.

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  25. Thank you. I like to include as much as I can about each polish to help my posts stand out from the typical comparison post. And make then as helpful as possible. I like to know that I influenced someone's polish purchases. haha

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