Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Doppelgängers - A New Series

When I asked last week some of you showed interest in more comparison posts, so I decided to create a new series of posts called Doppelgängers. For those of you who don't know, a Doppelgänger is described as "a paranormal double of a living person" or in this case polish :) Basically these will be comparison posts. Today I have Wet N' Wilds Behind Closed Doors and NYX Girls Dorothy. At first glance they both appear to have small and hex red glitter in a black jelly base.

In the bottle they look pretty similar, right? Take a look at a close up of the bottles below.
First up is Behind Closed Doors, notice the sparse magenta hex glitter. BCD also looks to have more glitter than Dorothy.

And here's Dorothy, the glitter looks so sparkly! So so far the only difference looks like the magenta glitter.

Here's the first coat, Dorothy on the left, BCD on the right.

2 coats. Interesting, Dorothy seems to have more glitter. It also seems to have a murky, muddy base where BCD has a more charcoal/black base.

3 coats looks to be opaque for Dorothy, but BCD needs 1 more.

I added another coat for Dorothy too.

Here's how the look in direct sunlight, no top coat. I would suggest a nice glossy one to even out the grittiness of the glitter.

So, what's the verdict? Although they have slight differences like glitter and base colour, in the end they pretty much look the same. If you have one, I wouldn't get the other. If I had to recommend one out of the 2, I would say get Dorothy. You need less coats for opacity, there is more glitter in each stroke and in the end it looks smoother than BCD. Wet N' Wilds brush was also too stiff for me, it is apart of the fast dry collection but I didn't notice it drying much quicker.

Which one do you prefer?


  1. I definitely like Dorothy more. The red seems to pop just a little more. Great idea for a series - can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  2. Oh I love these. I've been looking for the WnW one for so long with no luck. Maybe I'll have better luck with the NYX one. (: Thanks for this post.

  3. Megan - I agree, I'm glad you like the idea :)

    ami -no probs, hope you find one or the other soon!

  4. I got the WnW Behind Closed Doors after seeing how well it compares to Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers. It ended up being one of my favorite polishes. I'm glad to know that I have an option for picking up another bottle since the WnW was part of a limited edition Halloween collection. BTW, what about price? WnW was just $1.99, so maybe that justifies the extra coat ;)

  5. Impoverished by Polish - thats great that you were able to find it, a lot of people were hunting for the limited edition halloween collection.


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