Monday, February 11, 2013
Icing Hey Sailor Boy Vs Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe
Here I introduce you Icing Hey Sailor Boy on the left as a possible dupe to one of the most coveted polish, Deborah Lippman Across the Universe on the right.
How close do they compare? Let's check it out...
On the first coat, you can immediately notice that Hey Sailor Boy has a more pigmented jelly base, whereas Across the Universe looks sheer, patchy, and streaky.
Hey Sailor Boy looks done with 2 coats. Whereas Across the Universe still looks patchy on the second.
Across the Universe need at least 3 coats in order to look opaque. Hey Sailor Boy only needs two.
The difference is that the jelly base for Hey Sailor Boy looks bluer and because it more saturated than Across the Universe, I feel that it kinda mutes the glitters underneath it. Hey Sailor boy has less larger glitter but more smaller glitters. Across the Universe is the other way around, more larger glitters and less small glitters. The jelly base on Across the Universe is a much darker blue but because it is sheerer, it allows the glitters to really shine through.
Personally, I still prefer Across the Universe because the glitters look more vibrant and eye-catching. Hey Sailor Boy is still a good cheaper alternative if you can't justify the price of Across the Universe. $4.50 versus $19.00. They are definitely not spot on dupes and there is a huge difference in price, but a small difference in the swatches.
Regardless of the price, which one do you think actually looks prettier?