Same or Similar? Saturday

I thought I would try out a new style of post. Please let me know if you would like to see more of this kind of post by writing in the comments.

I decided that I should put my giant collection to good use and start showing you, my loyal readers, the ones that look the same or similar in the bottle. Then, you can make more educated buying decisions!
Today, I have three medium purples to show you. You can see they look pretty similar in the bottles, especially the Formula X and the Julep.
China Glaze Sephora Julep
Here’s the unlabeled hand. The polish on the pointer and pinkie are the same one.
Polishes used, in alphabetical order by name are:
Julep Anne
Formula X for Sephora Indelible
China Glaze What a Pansy (from the new City Flourish collection)
Can YOU guess which is which? (Let me know if you got it right!) Answer is below the page break. :D
China Glaze What a Pansy Swatch

And here are the answers!
Pointer and pinky are China Glaze What a Pansy
The ring finger is Formula X for Sephora Indelible
Middle finger is Julep Anne

Julep Anne Swatch
So how’d you do? Did you get them all right?
Formula X was the easiest to apply. It self leveled the best and barely needed two coats. Anne was the hardest. It’s got that notoriously thick formula that Juleps are known for. What a Pansy was in between–not too thick but definitely needed two coats.
Interestingly, I thought the Julep and the Formula X would be more similar, based on the color in the bottle. But they’re not! This is why swatches are so important! 
I would say that all three of these polishes are similar but definitely not the same. Formula X and the CG are the closest. If you could only get one, I would say to get What a Pansy because it’s the least expensive, the easiest to find, and it’s right in between the color of the other two.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Author: Anne Smith

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