Instead, I have another comparison you with a selection of mauve polishes: OPI's "Tickle My France-y," Essie's "Lady Like," and China Glaze's "Dress Me Up."
OPI "Tickle My France-y"
This is my favorite of the bunch. It has the perfect combination of mauve and nude. Very transformative polish. 2-3 coats for opacity. More photos and complete review here.
Essie "Lady Like"
I hesitated before purchasing this polish because I already had both OPI's "Tickle My France-y" and Essie's "Lady Like," but it is actually noticeably different from the two (AND it was from The Hunger Games collection so it was just that much harder to resist). I haven't done a full notd for this polish, but I did find a photo I took and never used. The formula on this polish is very smooth. 2 coats for opacity.
My observations from these swatches:
- OPI is the most "nude" (stronger brown tones especially next to "Lady Like")
- Essie is the brightest and most purple
- China Glaze is just darker in general (more closely resembling OPI in its browner tone)
Though these 3 are in the same color family, and any sane person would be fine having only 1 or 2 of the 3, I am a self-proclaimed nail addict and therefore enjoy the variety. "Lady Like" is great when you want a more feminine look. "Tickle My France-y" is the most natural. "Dress Me Up" is a great darker hue for fall.
Which is your favorite?
Would you want all 3?