I love the new Silk Collection by Deborah Lippmann, but I didn’t want to pay so much for a matte polish that just doesn’t last. I already had a white polish and a matte topcoat, so all I needed to make a dupe of Pseudo Silk Kimono was a frosted white color. It was hard to find just the right one. Pseudo is a bit on the bluer side than most of the frosted white colors I found. Pure Ice’s Platinum was perfect. So to make a dupe you need one coat of a good opaque white (like Correction Tape by Spoiled), a frosted white color, and a matte topcoat. Make sure you let each coat dry completely before adding the next.
And now for the comparison…
Can you tell which two fingers are Pseudo Silk Kimono and which two are my dupe creation? No? Neither can I! I don’t remember which is which! So I think it’s a pretty good dupe to me… 🙂
Pure Ice’s Freedom is perfect for July 4th! It has a clear base with chunky red and blue hexagonal glitter and silver stars. You’ll need to shake the bottle to get the stars to even out inside. Definitely a dabbing technique is needed for this one.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 1-4 COATS
ONE COAT OF FREEDOM OVER:
INDEX: Ulta’s Let the Flames Begin
MIDDLE: Ulta’s Pink-A-Boo
RING: Urban Outfitter’s Barstool
PINKY: Ulta’s High Roller
Pure Ice Rio is a very sheer pink jelly with purple undertones and blue micro glitter. Four thin coats resembles the look of Butter London’s Disco Biscuit. It’s formula is a bit sticky even after it dries, so I recommend a top coat.
Found this at Walmart and it is an good dupe for butter London Disco Biscuit! I had bought DB the other day but returned it because I didn’t like the formula. Good thing too, $12 difference! This is three coats.