Monday, July 18, 2011

Swatch Comparison - OPI DS Coronoation vs. Milani HD

Hey guys!

While swatching all of the DS polishes I own, I noticed that the scattered silver holographic polish DS Coronations looked very similar to Milani HD from the 3D Holographic Collection.

I've already reviewed and swatched the Milani collection (check it out here) but I thought it would be useful to swatch these shades side-by-side to determine if they are dupes.



Keep reading for the comparison!



OPI Designer Series Coronation, Milani HD


OPI DS Coronation


Milani HD


OPI DS Coronation, Milani HD


OPI DS Coronation, Milani HD


Milani HD, OPI DS Coronation


As you can see, these aren't total dupes but they're super close. The only difference in the actual polishes is that HD has bigger holographic particles which make it more prismatic and more holographic looking than DS Coronation. Besides that, the base colours are almost identical with DS Coronation having just a touch more grey than Milani HD.

Additionally, there is a significant price difference in these two polishes. OPI Designer Series polishes are more expensive than regular OPI polishes and will run you anywhere between $10-15. On the other hand, the Milani 3D Holographic Collection polishes are $3.99 on the Milani website.

In the end, if you have either one of these, I wouldn't say that you need to run out and get the other one. However, if you don't have either and you're in the market for a scattered silver holo, I'd recommend Milani HD over OPI DS Coronation. The chunkier pieces of holo make HD a little more special than DS Coronation in my opinion and the price is much more wallet friendly.

Do you have either of these? Both? Which do you prefer?

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the comparison!
    I didn't think they were so close!!
    I only own milani and now I'm happy thanks to you ^^

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  2. had both, also compared them, swapped coronation :P

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  3. I do like the Milani more. It's more bling-y :)

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  4. I have them both and likely will keep them both because I just like silver holos. If I didn't have either, I agree--the Milani would be my first choice because it's so much easier to get and a better value. (Okay, I admit I'm still miffed at OPI for de-holo-ing the DS line in the newest ones.)

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  5. I have both and I do like the Milani more.

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  6. nice comparison!
    not only is the coronation collection more expensive but it's super hard to find lol

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  7. thank you so much for the comparison!! I'm so happy with my milani now!

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  8. Wow, they look pretty similar, but I got to say that I love Milani slightly more too :)

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  9. Thanks for the comparison :) I have to say I prefer the Milani polish over the OPI, it's just a bit more special!

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  10. Hey Kayla! Wearing Milani HD today and just posted about it and linked your comp post to mine. A little pub never hurt - lol. Great post by the way. :)

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  11. You're awesome for this! Im gonna go run off and buy the Milani one instead of sighing over the OPI one. Thank you! (:

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