4.26.2012

WnW Be Jeweled vs. CG Prismatics

Hi everyone!  Today's post is a comparison post between the Wet N Wild ColorIcon Be Jeweled Collection and the two polishes I own from the China Glaze Prismatic Chroma Glitters Collection. Since I only have access to two of the China Glaze polishes, may I refer you [here] and [here] for some awesome swatches from some of my blogging idols.

First of all, in the China Glaze (CG) collection there are six polishes, while there are only five in the Wet N Wild (WnW).  I sat down with my WnW swatches and looked at swatches of the CG polishes on other blogs with intention of telling you all exactly which WnW polishes correspond to which CG polishes, but I was unable to do so really.  Some are obvious, but some I just don't have a clue without seeing the CG polish in person.  Or, the other possibility is that while these polishes definitely stem from the same inspiration, the collections are not direct dupes of each other.


First, let's look at some comparisons to China Glaze Full Spectrum.  I decided to compare both Wet N Wild The Crown is Mine and Wet N Wild Jewels For Your Highness because they are very similar.  In the bottles, depending on the lighting and the angle, I couldn't decide which polish was the supposed dupe, if either were at all!



The first set of pictures will be three coats of each polish with NYC top coat.
Pointer finger: WnW The Crown is Mine
Middle finger: CG Full Spectrum
Ring finger: WnW Jewels For Your Highness

Crown, Full Spectrum, Jewels
Under artificial light, blurred to show glitter
Crown, Full Spectrum, Jewels
Natural light
On their own (not over black), there are a few observations that can be made.  Full Spectrum and The Crown Is Mine are pretty close on the nail.  They share the same duochrome base characteristics.  However, Jewels For Your Highness has the same intense pink flash that Full Spectrum has.  At this point, I would probably say that The Crown Is Mine is the closest to the CG.

The next set of swatches will be one coat of each polish over black, with NYC top coat.  Same order of polishes.

Crown, Full Spectrum, Jewels
Natural light
Crown, Full Spectrum, Jewels
Artificial light

Over black, the base colors of the polishes are quite evident.  The base color of Jewels For Your Highness is a similar color to Full Spectrum, but the WnW is far more dense with color.  The Crown Is Mine seems much more purple/blue than Full Spectrum.  Over black, I would say that each one is different, if you are really looking close.  I don't necesarily think you'd need all of them in your collection, but if we are getting technical, I wouldn't call them duplicates.  And I must say, I don't think WnW needed to include both The Crown Is Mine and Jewels For Your Highness in the collection...they are so similar that I don't feel the need to have both.



Next, let's compare China Glaze Optical Illusion and Wet N Wild Bow In My Presence.  Both of these polish have an aqua or teal dominant coloration.  In the bottle, the color in the CG is much more deep and vibrant than in the WnW.


For these swatches, I used the follow order:
Pointer finger: WnW Bow In My Presence (2 coats, NYC)
Middle finger: CG Optical Illusion (2 coats, NYC)
Ring finger: WnW Bow In My Presence (1 coat over black, NYC)
Pinky: CG Optical Illusion (1 coat over black, NYC)

WnW, CG, WnW over black, CG over black
Artificial light
WnW, CG, WnW over black, CG over black
Natural light

Similar to in the bottle, you can see that the WnW has a much less pigmented base than the CG, but over black, the polishes appear to be nearly identical.  If you plan to wear these polishes alone (not over black), there is a noticable difference, but I definitely think that Bow In My Presence is the dupe for Optical Illusion.

I hope this post was semi-helpful to you all!  Do you own both collections?  Any insight? =)

6 comments:

  1. ahh thank you! been looking for a comparison on these!

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  2. Thanks for the comparison, very similar polishes! :)

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  3. Love the comparison girl! Funny thing I had access to the whole Prismatics collection, but ended up just choosing the same two you bought!! They are my favourite in my opinion :D

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  4. I have Optical Illusion, Ray-diant, and Liquid Crystal from the Prismatics, and Jewels For Your Highness and The Crown Is Mine from BeJeweled (the only two left on the display when I found it).

    I absolutely LOVE this type of polish.

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  5. Still love the Wet N Wild versions better! Your swatches only made that love stronger haha, now I gotta find em!

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