After a rocky start with “yellow”, the third round of “Lacke in Farbe … und Bunt!” ticks off my favourite colors one after another. 😉 This week, it’s “braun” (brown), which is a good opportunity to see if two of my brown polishes really are dupes:
As you can see, the answer is pretty much “Yes!”. 😀
Both are milk-chocolate-colored shimmer polishes, and only if you look very, very close, you’ll see that OPI’s “Brisbane Bronze” is the tiniest bit more saturated and full in color than China Glaze’s “Soft Sienna Silks”. But that’s about it.
However, there are a some minor differences in application. Both polishes are slightly on the sheer side, and still showed bald patches after two coats in the right (or wrong 😉 ) light, but “Brisbane Bronze” more so than “Soft Sienna Silks”. But they also are loaded with shimmer, which makes a good job of hiding these flaws, and if not for the close-up pictures, I would have been happy with two coats.
“Soft Sienna Silks” is more liquid than “Brisbane Bronze”, and has the smaller brush, which I found more difficult to handle.
Drying time was similar and ok with both polishes, “Brisbane Bronze” being slightly quicker.
So all in all, although they are pretty much the same in appearance, I do prefer the one from OPI.
The nail art is very simple this week, I just took a small brush and painted one corner of the tips in gold.
Base coat: p2 hands & nails calcium gel
Color on thumb, middle and little finger: China Glaze We Adorn You 590 Soft Sienna Silks (three coats)
Color on index and ring finger: OPI Australia Brisbane Bronze (three coats)
Tips: KIKO Mirror 628 Gold
Top Coat: Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat