Time for another comparison! This time around I have picked four taupe polishes to compare.
I love this type of colour, and even though they are a bit "last year", I still find myself drawn to them.
From left to right the polishes are: Barry M Mushroom, ELF Smoky Brown, OPI Over The Taupe and OPI You Don't Know Jacques.
|Three coats, indirect sunlight|
|Three coats, artificial light.|
All polishes are applied with one layer of base coat and no top coat.
Mushroom has a fantastic formula. As you can see from the pictures it's pretty much opaque in one coat, and it's really nice and glossy. Have I mentioned before how much I love Barry M?
This shade is the most yellow out of the four, it almost looks a bit like mud, or chocolate.
Smoky Brown is very close to Over The Taupe colour wise. I would almost say that the application is easier with this ELF polish than the OPI. It has by far the least appealing finish, but a top coat would take care of that. This is perhaps the truest "brown" out of the four.
Over The Taupe was one of those polishes that when I saw it swatched I had to have it. I love the colour, but the application isn't great. This polish is the reason I decided on three coats for the comparison, as it was still pretty streaky after two. This polish leans a little towards pink.
You Don't Know Jacques is the darkest out of them all, and the coolest toned. It almost leans a bit purple. It's the second easiest to apply alongside Mushroom. I like this polish a lot!