February 16, 2012

Quick Comparisons of OPI Holland, Zoya True, etc!

 left to right: OPI Red Lights Ahead... Where?, OPI On Collins Ave, OPI Thanks A Windmillion, Zoya Bevin

I have a few quick comparison swatches for you today. In this post you will definitely find some dupes and close relatives, and hopefully these swatches will help you make decisions about which spring polishes you need to add your collection. First up we have OPI Red Lights Ahead... Where? and OPI On Collins Ave (from the South Beach Collection). Red Lights Ahead is more red, while On Collins Ave definitely has more orange in the base. If you are not a coral fan, you will probably not need both. I LOVE both of these though, so they are staying. Both only need two coats.

 left to right: OPI Red Lights Ahead... Where?, OPI On Collins Ave

 Top: OPI Thanks A Windmillion, Bottom: Zoya Bevin

Next up are OPI Thanks A Windmillion and Zoya Bevin. These are nearly identical. I think Zoya Bevin is a hair lighter, and OPI Thanks A Windmillion is a touch more blue. I used two coats of OPI Thanks A Windmillion and two of Zoya Bevin, so they are very comparable in formula as well.

 left to right: OPI Red Lights Ahead... Where?, OPI On Collins Ave, OPI Thanks A Windmillion, Zoya Bevin

 left to right: OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?, Zoya Farah, OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI?, Zoya Tru

Let's talk about OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? and Zoya Tru first. Both are lovely purples with gold shimmer. Zoya Tru's shimmer pieces are larger are more prominent. OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? is darker and the shimmer is less obvious. These are definitely relatives, but not exactly the same. You probably don't need both, but which one you get will come down to personal taste. I am actually keeping both, cause I'm crazy about this color! Both were two coats.

 left to right: OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI?, Zoya Tru

 left to right: OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?, Zoya Farah

OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? and Zoya Farah are also very closely related. OPI Did You 'Ear is a touch darker. I only need two coats of OPI Did You 'Ear for an opaque, smooth finish. I need three coats of  Zoya Farah, and it was streaky with just two coats.

  left to right: OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?, Zoya Farah, OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI?, Zoya Tru

 left to right: OPI I Don't Give A Rotterdam!, Zoya Skylar, OPI I Have A Herring Problem, Zoya Skylar

 left to right: OPI I Don't Give A Rotterdam!, Zoya Skylar

Finally we have all of the beautiful blue shimmers! There aren't any direct dupes here and they all have permanent homes in my collection!! LOVE all of these. OPI I Don't Give A Rotterdam and Zoya Skylar are really not even close. OPI Rotterdam is light blue-gray with fine silver shimmer, while Zoya Skylar is a medium warm blue with gold shimmer. Three coats for Rotterdam, two coats for Skylar.

 left to right: Zoya Skylar, OPI I Have A Herring Problem

Zoya Skylar and OPI I Have A Herring Problem are slightly closer than the first two, but not the same. Skylar is a lighter, more true blue with larger golden shimmer. OPI Herring is dustier and greener with more fine shimmer than seems to be more silver than gold. Both shown using two coats.

left to right: OPI I Don't Give A Rotterdam!, Zoya Skylar, OPI I Have A Herring Problem, Zoya Skylar

I hope this post was helpful to you! If you are a fan of blue shimmers, you need all three of the ones here. So gorgeous!!

The OPI Holland collection is available now at Professional Salons, including Ulta and Trade Secret.

The Zoya True collection is available now on Zoya.com.

Some polishes in this post were sent for review. Please see my Disclosure Policy. 




4 comments:

MariJo said...

Great comparisons!! It's crazy how close these colors are.

Never Enough Nails said...

I know MariJo! Yikes!

Opalline Star said...

I love when people do such great comparison posts as this. There's some really close dupes there!

Never Enough Nails said...

Glad I could help, Opalline Star :)