I was in the middle of swatching all of the new Sinful Colors polishes that I purchased this week (post to come!) when I realized that two of the purple cremes that I bought are so similar that they really warrant a comparison post all of their own.
In case you've been debating about getting one (or both of these) polishes, I hope this can help you with your decision. Take a look...
Keep reading for side-by-side swatches...
Sinful Colors Nail Polishes in Enchanted and Mesmerize
(retail: $1.99 each, 0.5 oz)
This is a very quick-and-dirty swatch comparison (sorry, but I was in the middle of a big swatch project and this was an afterthought that I did in a hurry with no clean-up, etc.):
Two coats of each polish, no top coat
As you can see, Enchanted is a lighter, more royal purple with a violet undertone, whereas Mesmerize is a deeper purple with more of a navy blue undertone.
Enchanted: This one was a little bit sheer and streaky on the first coat. The second coat brought a lot more opacity, but I think I would probably apply three coats just to be safe. Other than a little bit of sheerness and streakiness on the first coat, no issues at all with application.
Mesmerize: This one's a bit thick and goopy, but not so much that it makes you want to throw the bottle across the room. It's workable, but I will definitely be adding a few drops of polish thinner to this one for future manicures. This one is practically a one-coater in terms of opacity.
I hope this helps any of you who have been debating about these colors. I would say that, unless you're a huge purple creme fan, you probably don't need both. I personally would go with Enchanted because, despite the initial sheerness/streakiness, I think it actually LOOKS like purple on the nail, whereas Mesmerize can look almost black in low-lighting. I have so many "almost-black-in-low-lighting" shades in my collection that I really don't need another one, but that's just me!
Do you own either (or both) of these polishes? I'd love to hear your thoughts!