Saturday, 3 September 2011

Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance & Revlon Facets of Fuchsia Comparison

This morning I did a blog post all about Revlon's The Expressionist Collection thats being released this fall (click here to see the whole collection). In it I talked about Revlon copying some of Chanel's colours and now this collection is very similar to some of Deborah Lippmann's polishes. I couldn't help but compare these two right away. Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance is one of my favourite polishes. Both polishes are black jelly bases with purple glitter and larger purple hexagon glitter. Above is Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance and the left is Revlon Facets of Fuchsia. So how did the two stack up?...

Deborah Lippmann - Bad Romance (three coats)

Revlon - Facets of Fuchsia (three coats)

The similarities are:
A. Both have the same black jelly base
B. Both have small square glitter
C. Both have hexagon glitter
D. The colour of the glitter in both are exactly the same shade
E. From arms length away you would think they are the same.

The differences are:
A. Revlon's Facets of Fuchsia goes on thicker
B. Revlon's Facets of Fuchsia has much more glitter both small and large
C. Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance had a smoother appearance without a top coat

Top: Revlon - Facets of Fuchsia
Bottom: Deborah Lippmann - Bad Romance

The final verdict? 

I'm sitting here looking at the wheel at all different angles and lighting and they aren't exact dupes because Revlon's has more glitter, but honestly from a distance they are pretty much the same. I love them both. So really the question is $5 or $22? 

    - Deborah Lippmann $22 CND ($16 US)
    - Revlon $5 - 6 CND ($4 US)

Revlon is very easy to find (sometimes not the Limited Edition displays though), The Expressionist displays can now be found in London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Zellers. 

Deborah Lippmann is found in stores in Canada at Holt Renfrew, Murale,  and other high end boutiques. The Deborah Lippmann site does not ship to Canada but you can go to and they do ship to Canada, they will add in the duties though. A better option if you live in Canada might be, they carry Deborah Lippmann, and they have free shipping when you spend over $29 CAD. 

You can also check out Deborah Lippmann's website to see where to find her polishes near you


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