Today I have a huge comparison post for you. I put all the pictures that belong to each other together, you can click them to enlarge! Enjoy!
Let’s start with Chemistry 507. I applied 3 coats. It is a very pretty duochrome polish from Australia, where they retail for 4,55AUD. You can have a look at this online store.The colour of 507 shifts from a deep, rich yellowish gold to a pretty grass green. But, enough talking, here it is!
Next we have Chanel Peridot from this year’s fall collection. It is probably the one stealing the most attention, although Graphite and Quartz are beautiful too. I have a bone to pick with Chanel since I bought Paradoxal, because it chips in no time. Since I haven’t worn Peridot as a full manicure yet, I’ll have to get back to you concerning the chipping. Anyways, on the picture I’m also wearing 3 coats. Chanel retails for 22,95€ in Austria, so it is rather expensive.
Another polish that was brought into the equasion is Sephora Diving in Malaysia. I bought it on vacation in Paris, but I found it in the Netherlands at Sephora as well. I understood that it is a Europe exclusive, but I can’t say for sure! I bought it for 5,7€. On the pictures you can see 2 coats.
As I sent my Diving in Malaysia to a friend in the US before I had the chance to make comparison pictures, you just have to trust me when I say that it isn’t worth getting Peridot if you own Diving in Malaysia. While I think that there are teensy differences, they are close enough to say that Diving in Malaysia is a dupe for Peridot. It’s just as cool-toned as Peridot, as sparkly in the sun, and has the same duochrome effect. The bottle is much smaller though, so if you want to be on the safe side, you might want to get two!
Concerning Peridot vs. 507, I have to disappoint you: They’re not dupes. You’ll have to be a nail polish freak like me to see the difference though; 507 is only a little warmer in colour. But see for yourself!
The difference is more obvious on this iPhone picture:
Now, let me know, did you expect Peridot to be duped? What do you think about Chemistry 507? Are you caving and buying Peridot/Diving in Malaysia/507? What do you think about the colour, does it justify the hype?