Sunday, April 29, 2012

CORAL SHOWDOWN.




L-R: Wet n Wild Blazed, Sinful Colors Island Coral, Butter London Trout Pout, Sally Hansen Coral Fever

I have a coral problem. They speak to my heart and are the perfect shade for my skin tone regardless of the season. I was going through my collection and noticed these four shades look super similar, so I swatched them on a nail wheel to see how they all compare to Trout Pout..and ... here we are!



WnW Blazed is more peach toned and darker than Trout Pout. Sally Hansen Coral Fever is also darker, but more pink toned.

Now, Sinful Colors Island Coral is a bit thin. That's three coats. I obviously didn't wait for any of these layers to dry so it looks like my nail wheel is melting. ANYWAY! Sinful Colors Island Coral, in my opinion, is a dupe for Butter London Trout Pout. Trout Pout has a much better formula. It's a bit thicker. That's two coats in the photo. But, ignoring the bald spots in Island Coral and the colors aren't that discernible!

If you want Trout Pout but don't to shell out $14 for it, go buy Sinful Colors Island Coral for .99 cents this week (regularly 1.99 at Walgreen's). The formula is different but the color is the same! I'm sitting here with my nail wheel right up to my face and I cannot see a difference.

Thoughts?

13 comments:

Sarah said...

These are all gorgeous corals! I really love SH Coral Fever... Might have to hunt that down! Even though I, too, have plenty of corals...

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

No such thing as plenty of corals ;)

KathyB said...

I'm so glad you did this post! I've been wanting Trout Pout but definitely don't want to spend $14 on it. I'll definitely check out Walgreens later! I just bought Sally Hansen's Coral Reef, I wonder how similar it is to Coral Fever...?

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

Coral Reef is a bit darker than coral fever. Coral fever is more peach and coral reef is more pink!

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

island coral is more peach pink and coral fever is more pink* not coral fever LOL

Kristal said...

Thanks for the comparison! Now I have options. I love the color of Trout Pout but Butter London & I don't get along -I traded all the ones I had away.

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

I also have Zoya Maya that's very similar but was obviously not a dupe so I didn't bother with the swatch, perhaps I should add that one.

Hopefully you can find your perfect coral! :)

LeeAnnStoner said...

I absolutely love corals! This is a great comparison post. I have to agree with you, the SC does look like a dupe to the BL. I have the SC, but haven't used it yet. Think I will be using it in the near future now that I've seen this.

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

Yay! I'm glad I could help!

Crosswire Dreamers said...

Trout Pout is awesome, I've actually been looking for an affordable dupe so thank you so so much for this post now I know there is something nice and simliar out there xx

Sun-Dried Lacquer said...

Glad I could help! Trout Pout is really awesome, almost worth the $14 for the better formula but when you really need to pinch pennies this Sinful Colors will definitely provide the color of Trout Pout!

beachgal said...

Nice of you to do that! I already bought Trout Pout sadly! But I seem to be able to mail order higher end brands vs find shades of Sinful in stock anywhere around this rural area I live in...we never get the cool new collections I read about.

Impoverished by Polish said...

Thanks so much for the comparson. Was lemming TP after trying it out at Nordstroms, but once I found this post I got Island Coral instead. :)