It’s time for another showdown on….
|From left to right: LA CC, Julep, Sally Hansen, Formula X|
Here are the same polishes, in the same order, with a top coat.
My take: These are amazingly similar. There is no reason to own all four unless you’re a collector like me. :) Pyrotechnic is slightly darker than the rest and Heart to Heart is slightly lighter. But really, these are like…so similar, any normal person would call them the same.
Let’s talk formulas. All of the formulas are good. If I had to pick a least favorite, it would be Julep. It was just a little thick, which is something Julep polishes are notorious for.
Let’s take a look at the brushes.
This is Formula X. This brush is decent. It’s really hard to say how the whole line would be because I have a mini set and sometimes the brushes from the minis are different than real-size brushes.
LA CC Brush: This brush is great! I love a flat, square brush as I find I have the most control.
Julep: This is my least favorite of the brushes. It’s round which makes it harder for me to get good, even application at my cuticles. You can see in the swatch pics above that my pointer finger is the least well-done…and that was a Julep brush!
And finally, the Sally Hansen Brush. This one is good because it’s flat and square, but I liked the LA CC one slightly better.
If you want to spend a little more, go with the LA CC because it had the smoothest application.