Monday, August 01, 2011

Swatch Comparison - Bright Pink-Corals (featuring OPI Come to Poppy)


So we're still chugging along with my comparisons for the OPI Nice Stems Collection and today I'll be featuring Come to Poppy which is a bright pink-coral with pearly shimmer.

I have a good few coral shades in my stash but as it turns out, I don't have many pink-corals so I picked two shades from my coral colours that looked the closest in the bottle to Come to Poppy.

Keep reading for the comparison!

Sally Hansen Caribbean Coral, OPI Come to Poppy, OPI Bright Lights, Big Color

Sally Hansen Caribbean Coral (permanent)

OPI Come to Poppy (from the Summer 2011 Nice Stems Collection)

OPI Bright Lights, Big Color (I know this shade is from one of the Brights Collections but I'm almost positive that it's sold as open stock now)

Sally Hansen Caribbean Coral, OPI Come to Poppy, OPI Bright Lights, Big Color

OPI Bright Lights, Big Color, OPI Come to Poppy, Sally Hansen Caribbean Coral

As you can see, the pinkness of Come to Poppy is much more evident here when it is next to true corals than when it is next to other pinks like in my original swatches for this collection.

Sally Hansen Caribbean Coral is closer to Come to Poppy in terms of base colour but it's lacking that pearly shimmer that makes Come to Poppy (as well as Play the Peonies which I already did comparisons for) special.

OPI Bright Lights, Big Color does have shimmer but it's gold coloured which makes the shade look that much more orange than Come to Poppy. Furthermore, it's not that special pearly shimmer that's in Come to Poppy, so even the shimmers aren't even comparable.

Overall, I don't have anything quite like Come to Poppy and it's mostly due to that special pearly shimmer that we've seen in this collection. I actually like this shade more than I did originally after this comparison because it's shown me that Come to Poppy is much more pink than true coral and I like that about it - it makes it more unique in my collection than I originally thought.

What do you guys think? Do you own any other shades that might be comparable to Come to Poppy?


  1. I love these colors! I'm actually wearing Caribbean Coral right now :)

  2. I love coral & I'm loving this blog too!

  3. OPI Cha-Ching Cherry is EXTREMELY close to Come To Poppy, just slightly more red. If you have Cha Ching Cherry do a comparison, you'll see what I mean!

  4. Aww, no I don't have Cha-Ching Cherry. I just googled a swatch and there doesn't seem to be many available but from what I can tell, I think you're right. Thanks for the info!

  5. subtle but noticeable differences. Thanks for the comparison!

  6. I need Bright Lights, Big Color. It's beautiful!

  7. I had seen Caribbean Coral many times before in the store and thought it looked too bright. But thanks to your beautiful swatches, I bought it today and I must say, it's absolutely beautiful! Thank you!


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