Friday, 24 February 2012

Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop dupe?

I was going to do another topcoat experiment for my next post, but I came across the rumoured Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop dupe at my local Claire's yesterday, so instead we have a comparison post!

As always, you can click through to see larger versions of the images.

The polishes:



Claire's Candy Shop, and Deborah Lippmann's Candy Shop.

A close up:



I immediately noticed that the Claire's base colour is a brighter hot pink, whereas the Lippmann is more of a milky candy pink.

The brushes:



The Lippmann brush is a little shorter and wider. Again, you can see the difference in the base colour. You can also see that the Lippmann version seems to have more of the smaller glitter than the Claire's version, which is heavier on the bigger glitter.



Side by side, the difference is obvious - Claire's brighter base shows through. Application wise, the Lippmann polish is smoother and lays flatter than the Claire's version, possibly due to the difference in the amount of small vs large glitter.

Are they true dupes of each other? Definitely not! But they're close enough that you don't really need both, and if you've been dying for Deborah Lippmann's Candy Shop but didn't want to put down the $20 for a bottle, the Claire's version might satisfy your craving!

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for the comparison!! :D

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    1. I found Candy Shop at the Claire's in the Rideau Centre if you're interested :)

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    2. Oh wow I suck, I didn't see this reply until now!! Thanks for letting me know! XD

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  2. I actually like the Claire's one better! I'm in the US so I'll have to check my local Claire's. Thanks for this!

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    1. I know people have found it in the US. Good luck!

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  3. Awesome comparison! I think I might go for the Claire's one...I sort of like the brighter pink base!

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    1. I kinda prefer the Lippmann, but that might be because I put down $ for both! They're both great polishes though.

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  4. Thanks for the comparison! I have a huge polish collection and the most I have ever spent on a polish is 14 dollars and even to me that was a lot, I just cant justify spending $21 CAN on a DL polish when there is a polish from a cheaper brand that is very similar. I have been kinda on the hunt for "dupes" of DL polishes and I have been eyeing Claires Candy Shop but wanted to see a comparison! It is decided that I will get it mostly because it is a fraction of the DL polishes price and will do the job filling in its spot (:

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    1. Awesome :) I'm glad it helped!

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  5. Great comparison! Thank you so much for posting it. I've been crazy about DL Candy Shop, but didn't want to pay the price. I'll definitely be checking my local Claire's for this!!

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    1. It's pretty well-stocked. I hope you find it fast! They have some gorgeous glitters at Claire's too - if they have their usual BO,GO 1/2 price, check out Night Sky!

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    2. Found it! And picked up Night Sky to boot. Thanks!

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    3. Awesome! I love Night Sky so much for glitter gradients.

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  6. Nice comparison! I am going to be picking up the Claire's version this weekend!

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