Hello gentle readers. Today I have a comparison post for you. I recently wore Color Club Red Velvet from their Untamed Luxury Collection. When I applied it I was struck with how like China Glaze Lubu Heels it is, so I decided to do a comparison.
I left Red Velvet on my ring and pinkie nails and applied Lubu Heels to my index and middle nails. (I had forgotten I was planning to do this until after I had removed the polish from both of those nails, that is why I did it, this way. I think I need a new brain. Seriously!) All photos were taken in direct afternoon sun with no flash.
Looking at them side by side, there is little difference between the two. They are both black jelly bases packed with red glitter. Perhaps my judgment is based a bit on playing favourites. But I like Lubu Heels better. To me, it is deeper, richer, the glitter is slightly larger, warmer and it has more depth and shine.
There is a difference in the formulas. Color Club Red Velvet applied in two coats, dried quickly and was grainy and bumpy, requiring two coats of Seche Vite to smooth it. China Glaze Lubu Heels needs three coats to get to opaque, dries a tad more slowly and is much smoother and only needed one coat of Seche Vite.
If you own either one of these polishes, you don't really have to get the other. Unless you just want to own both.
So, what do you think? Do you see a difference? Do you have a preference? Do you think I am full of it? :P
Thank you so much for popping in. Have yourself a lovely evening (or day... depending on where on this great green globe you reside) and may your polish, whether it is Color Club or China Glaze or any other brand, never bubble.
Posted by Erika Costello at 7:40 PM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.