Monday, January 27, 2014

Blue Monday: SinfulColors Violets Are Blue

When I saw on Nouveau Cheap that SinfulColors had two new collections out and one had all new shades I ran right over to Rite Aid! I was so excited to see that the displays had just been put out and none were missing, so I filled my basket. Almost — I didn't get Daisy Daze from the Mod In Bloom collection because I don't really care for pastel yellows, and I only got two from the Oh My Mod! collection because the others were too similar to what I have. If I only knew…

I'm featuring Violets Are Blue because I think it's a beautiful color, a light periwinkle blue with glass flecks — a deeper version of Cinderella. It was also (I thought) one of the few that was not, unfortunately, a dupe of an earlier color. Yes, these may all have new names and numbers but they are virtually identical to other SinfulColors, mostly from the recent Sugar Rush Collection. I guess I was thinking that they couldn't possibly dupe their own colors so quickly, but I was wrong. I'll show you side-by-side comparisons of the others but I thought that this one and the red-orange Feel The Vibe were unique because I didn't have a match for them, but I saw on Instagram that Violets Are Blue is a dupe for Morning Star. Sad Face…The upside of that, I suppose, is that Morning Star was on my wish list and now I have it! I don't have enough oranges to compare to Feel The Vibe but it wouldn't surprise me if it was also a dupe. (I'll show that one in a later post.) Seriously, I accidentally bought Mint Apple twice and those two bottles of the same color were more unlike each other than these supposedly different colors. Why do that, SinfulColors? Why?
Violets Are Blue, two coats plus topcoat
Here are the comparisons from Mod In Bloom (in each case the "new" one is on the right):
L: Sugar Rush, R: Blue Lucite
L: Candy Coated, R: Baby Blues
L: SinfulShine Rendezvous, R: Nice Stems
L: Sugar N Spice, R: Pink Poppys
L: Orange Cream, R: Cream Soda
Cream Soda is slightly redder, more like a pink grapefruit color.

And from the Oh My Mod! Collection:
L: SinfulShine Alfresco, R: Hip To Be Square
L: Amethyst, R: Go Go Boots
While it is disappointing to have an entire collection of so-called new colors be nearly identical to another entire collection, if you want to look on the bright side of things most of the dupes were LE and are no longer available, so if you missed out on Sugar Rush you have a second chance. Also, a couple of dupes were from the more expensive SinfulShine line of colors, so you're saving a buck each on those. Formula-wise I thought that all of the new ones were very close to the SinfulShine formula in that they were almost crellys, which leads me to wonder if the SinfulShine line will be phased out. Perhaps customers didn't think it was worth the extra dollar?

13 comments:

  1. Weird, why put out dupe colors with diff names? I noticed this with Wet n Wild Megalasts as well....

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    1. Thank you for the comparisons, btw!!

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  2. Very pretty colors....but a bummer that they're so similar! I haven't purchased Sinful Colors in a while, and was excited about the idea of some new polishes....buuuut I already have the Sugar Rush collection!

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    1. I was excited, too! Then disappointed when I got them home...

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  3. Oh my goodness...are you serious? That's crazy! Great comparisons...you've saved me a trip and some money. :)

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    1. The white balance shifted once I uploaded the photos to the blog for some reason, but I figured that showing the comparisons between the polishes to show how close they are was enough, rather than trying to get accuracy in color. Everything is kind of greener than it should be but it doesn't change the relationship between the colors.

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  4. The colours are pretty, but it is so strange that the colours are identical to another collection. I wonder if someone had an "oops!" moment and they weren't supposed to be so similar. On the bright side, that blue looks really good on you! <3

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    1. Thanks! That's why I said the bright side is that you can get LE colors you might have missed out on before, as I did with Morning Star! (I'm always looking for ways to justify having so many similar colors…)

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  5. Wow. Complete dupes! Thanks for the heads up!

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  6. Wow so many dupes! Jeez :/ I wouldn't have known otherwise!

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  7. when i saw these shades at rite aid i knew they looked familiar i just didn't know how familiar until now

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  8. Thank you for the side-by-side swatches! I may try a couple SinfulShine polishes now that they are $1.99 in my area.

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