Sparkly Purple Polish Swatches

When I brought home Color Club Gift of Sparkle (the non-Sally’s version), then looked at that next to the Ulta brand Purplexed, the two seemed fairly similar. Both were purple with holo glitter, leading to a swatching test with my other purple holo glitter, China Glaze Crystal Ball. The Crystal Ball I used was on its last legs so it was a little thick and tough to work with, but that’s a color I’ve got to use every last bit of. Waste Crystal Ball not, want Crystal Ball not.

ImageTop to bottom, this is Gift of Sparkle, Purplexed, and Crystal Ball in natural light. Here’s the indoor shot (light box coming tomorrow. Light box coming tomorrow).

ImageJust to be confusing and save you having to turn your head 90 degrees to one side, this goes Crystal Ball, Purplexed, and Gift of Sparkle from left to right.

When I had these next to each other, the glitter in Crystal Ball is much finer (and much less annoying to remove). Purplexed was a more blue purple and Gift of Sparkle a more red/pink purple. The Ulta polish seemed to have bigger glitter pieces and more silver to it, and to end up a little rougher in final application. I personally gravitate towards cool blue purple more, so I like Purplexed better (and it was $1 so the price can’t be beat) but these are all really pretty shades.




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