Saturday, March 5, 2011

Illamasqua Radium versus OPI Who The Shrek Are You

When I was swatching Illamasqua Radium (R) I was thinking if I have anything close and didn´t think of anything, so I took it off and went to edit the pictures. And then I remembered! OPI Who The Shrek Are You (WTSAY)!


I was so curious to see these side by side that I made the comparison today :) I was wearing Shrek a few times and I really like the shade but now that I see these two together I would have to go for the Illamasqua. There are a few differences. First is the color, I think that is obvious from the pictures. Second is the shimmer that Illamasqua has and for me that is a big plus :) Third and also very important is the formula and coverage. Illamasqua is easier to apply, although I didn´t have any problems with the OPI either. On the pictures both have two coats and I think OPI would be better with three, there still is some VNL.


This time I made an exception and took some pictures in the sun too. I don´t take them much because we don´t have much sun the whole winter in my country so I think it is better to take everything indoor. On these pictures you can see the beautiful shimmer of Radium. LOVE IT!

14 comments:

  1. In the first photo I thought they were alike. Both are great!

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  2. Another colour I didn't think could like nice on nails. You keep proving me wrong lol. Loving the finish on the WTSAY.

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  3. I'll be definitly wearing one of these this spring ! so nice !

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  4. I like WTSAY better, but the other one's nice too!

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  5. Interesting :) I thought Radium will be the winner here. Thank you for the comments, always love to read what you think.

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  6. I vote for Shrek because I like cremes and (suprisingly) it´s OPI ;-)

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  7. They are so close except for the shimmer. I have the OPI so I won't be tempted by Radium. Thanks for the comparison.

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  8. Thanks for the comparison. They both look gorgeous.

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  9. I like them both, but Radium definitely looks more wearable on its own. It suits your skintone really well!

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  10. Blanche: no surprise at all :)

    S.N: thank you, I am curious about how it will look in summer when I have a tan.

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  11. Thanks for posting these!!! They are pretty close after all!

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  12. wear the opi on toes and illamasque on tips. illamasqua has more of a shimmer and opi is more matte.

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  13. WTSAY is a little bit better in my opinion. :) But both of them are pretty, so nice colors!

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