Index: One coat of Nubar 2010
Middle: One Coat of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure
Ring: Two coats of Nubar 2010
Pinkie: Two coats of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure
(All over one coat of Wet n Wild Black, no topcoat, no basecoat.)
Both of these are red/orange/gold/green duochrome flakies a la Nfu Oh suspended in a clear base.
As you can see, they're quite similar. They're not 100% the same, though. The flakes in Nubar 2010 are smaller and less densely packed and don't show as much green duochrome compared to Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure.
Here's a gigantor pic of the bottles to further illustrate the differences:
Sally on the left, Nubar on the right.
I think the Nubar looks much prettier in the bottle. The Sally shows more duochrome effect in the bottle, but the Nubar looks like magic. It's swirly and sparkly and flickering... I could just stare at it forever. You can see the difference in flake size this way as well. Nubar's are more irregular, some are bigger, some are smaller but overall they're smaller than Sally Hansen's flakes.
Formula is similar. Dry time is similar. Overall effect over black is similar. Price is similar. Unless you're like me, you probably don't need both. They're not 100% identical, but obviously they're on the same wavelength.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 11:02 AM