Thursday, July 07, 2011

Swatch Comparison - Light Teal Creams (featuring Orly Frisky)

Hey guys!

I'm so glad to see that so many of you liked my business cards! I started giving them out today to some friends and co-workers and I received a lot of positive feedback from them as well. I'm so happy that I got them!
And a number of you asked about the pricing and it's something I probably should have included in the original post but I'll mention it here instead.
I got 400 cards printed which cost $68.99 and the card holder cost $4.99.

Yesterday, aside from my post about my business cards, I also did a review and showed you swatches of the new Orly Happy Go Lucky Collection. Since most of the shades seemed dupe-able, I asked you to tell me what shades you would like to see me compare them with and I got a number of good suggestions.

Today I'll be comparing Frisky, a light teal cream colour, with other shades from the same colour/finish family. Luckily I have all of the shades that you guys asked to see it compared to so I was able to satisfy all of your requests.

Keep reading for the comparison!

Orly Ancient Jade, China Glaze For Audrey, Orly Frisky, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Orly Gumdrop

Orly Ancient Jade (from the Spring 2011 Precious Collection)

China Glaze For Audrey (permanent)

Orly Frisky (from the Happy Go Lucky Collection)

Essie Turquoise & Caicos (from the Resort 2010 Collection)

Orly Gumdrop (from the Spring 2010 Sweet Collection)

Orly Ancient Jade, China Glaze For Audrey, Orly Frisky, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Orly Gumdrop

Orly Ancient Jade, China Glaze For Audrey, Orly Frisky

Orly Frisky, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Orly Gumdrop

Orly Gumdrop, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Orly Frisky, China Glaze For Audrey, Orly Ancient Jade

Orly Gumdrop, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Orly Frisky

Orly Frisky, China Glaze For Audrey, Orly Ancient Jade

As you can see, none of these are true dupes for Orly Frisky and this comparison really helped to solidify what I said about this shade in my original review - that it's a really blue-based teal. This is especially noticeable here because most of these other shades are less blue-based and have more of a green tint to them.

I think the closest to being a dupe here would be China Glaze For Audrey but Frisky is clearly brighter. As well, the formula of Frisky is far superior to that of For Audrey, which is a little too thick for my taste.

This comparison did help to find another similar pairing though - Orly Gumdrop and China Glaze For Audrey are actually pretty close to one another in terms of colour. Again, they're not total dupes but they're pretty close, even closer than the comparison between Frisky and For Audrey.

I'll keep working on comparisons for the rest of the Happy Go Lucky Collection for you guys.

What do you guys think? Are any of these shades close enough to Orly Frisky to deter you from picking it up?


  1. Thanks so much! It is definitely a noticeable difference!

  2. I love teals! Thank u for the comparisons. It certainly solidified the difference. ;)

  3. Thank you for this comparison. Apart from Frisky, my second thought was that I never ordered CG For Audrey, because it seemed to be a bit of cold blue shade. But on your swatches it looks really good - does the picture captured the shade exactly as it is?

  4. Really good round up for comparison. Thanks so much. I am not a teal/aqua frost/pearl/sparkle gal at all - I have bought them and now don't anymore. Thinking Teal the Cows come home was the last I tried. But the creams, now I can wear and like those long as they are not too milky/chalky white in them and none you picked out to compare here are in that classification. For Audrey continues to be my fav. I like to overlay it often with Essie Kisses & Bisses - try it - gives an opalescent pink/lavender 'thing' to it. Very pretty

  5. Pani Skeffington: On my screen, my swatch picture of For Audrey (as well as the rest of the shades) is extremely colour accurate. I can't guarantee that it looks exactly the same on your screen as it does on mine but it looks spot on to me. :)

    beachgal: Thanks, I'll be sure to give that a try!

  6. Thanks for the comparison - I find the teals so hard to capture on camera! Can't wait to get my hands on Frisky.

  7. I have ordered ancient jade but now that I saw the photos I'm worried because I wanted a mint green and this one looks more dark green...

  8. Are Ancient Jade and Gumdrop that similar in real life? I have seen another comparison between the two and they looked totally different...Gumdrop looked really bright mint green and Ancient Jade looked like a really pretty light dusty jade green.


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