As mentioned in my last post, I have the suspicion that Artdeco's number 226 and Catrice's "Genius In The Bottle" are dupes, or at least similar enough so that you don't need both in your collection. Except, you know... you have to own every pretty polish in the world. But anyway, let's move on to the comparison, shall we?
We finally had a sunny day again last week, the perfect opportunity to take the pictures for this post. Both polishes have a gold base color with lots of shimmer. They shift to green and blue-ish, depending on the angle from which you choose to look at them.
And to show you the shifting better, I made two little videos! Ain't I a genius? No? Well, anyway, here are the two short clips.
I took these pictures a week ago. I should have taken notes on which polish went on which of my fingers, because now I can't tell the two colors apart anymore. I think that middle and pinky finger are Catrice, while pointer and ring finger are Artdeco, but I can't say for sure. I remember being impressed that the Catrice polish starts the color shifting "earlier" (At a smaller angle? I suck at maths and anything related to it, guys.) than the Artdeco one.
The only tiny difference I can make out now looking at the two bottles right in front of me is that the Artdeco gold base is a teeny weeny bit more orange than the Catrice base. But that might just be my eyes playing tricks on me?
In any case, I suppose this proves that these two are almost exactly alike. Definitely alike enough to own only one of them. Unless... well, unless see above. Now let's check some facts!
Catrice Cosmetics - "Genius In The Bottle"
brush. wide and rounded at the tip
price. EUR 2.45 or EUR 2.49 / ~USD 3,29 or ~USD 3,34
(I can't find the receipt this one is on! Damn.)
content. 10 ml / 0.33 fl oz
Artdeco - 226
brush. round, ordinary/"classic" brush
price. EUR 7.50 / ~USD 10,10
content. 6 ml / 0.20 fl oz
winner: Catrice Cosmetics - "Genius In The Bottle"
reason: Better price-performance ratio.
Let me know how you liked my first comparison post! :) Hope to read you all soon.