Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Comparison textured polishes

Today I've got a comparison of four different textured brands for you. I'm comparing Orly, OPI, Isadora and Barry M.

These are today's stars:
From left to right:
Orly Aqua Pixel
OPI Get Your Number
Isadora Sky Crush
Barry M Atlantic Road
Without top coat
With one coat of top coat

Number of coats: 
Two on all except OPI which has three coats. One coat could actually be enough for Orly.

Texture:
Isadora has the most rough surface, tightly followed by OPI and Orly. Barry M doesn't feel textured at all, more like it's dust in it.

Sparkle: 
Orly is the sparkliest. Isadora is on second place and OPI is quite sparkly and has holo in it. Barry M has no sparkle at all.

Drying time:
Isadora is no doubt the fastest, about 10-15 minutes. Barry M is on second place with approx 30 minutes. OPI and Orly took 40-45 minutes to dry.

Removal: 
Orly and OPI was fairly easy to remove. Barry M wasn't that hard either. Isadora was the less easy to remove. Note! No one of these polishes was very hard to remove. No need for the foil method. :)

With one coat of a top coat:
Orly and Isadora looked pretty much the same with a top coat and Isadora was still very rough. Barry M looks like an ordinary cream polish when you add a top coat. OPI on the other hand turns into a fantastic polish with gorgeous depth and shine! A great difference and a great improvement if you ask me! :)

Summary:
In my opinion Isadora is the winner here. Beautiful, sparkly, fast drying. I don't mind that I have to work slightly harder during the removal when I get the other qualities ;)
Runner up is Orly which could be a one coater, has an amazing shine and texture and is easy to remove. The only downside is the long drying time.
OPI is only beautiful with a top coat in my opinion and Barry M's "textured" polish is a pure joke.

Which one is your winner? :)

PS. I have not taken the prices of the polishes in consideration here.

25 comments:

  1. based on your comparison I prefer Isadora (:

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  2. Great comparison post! There all so pretty! :)

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    1. Thank you! They are! All but the Barry M ;) which was a gift btw ;)

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  3. Väldigt bra jämförelse. Jag gillar IsaDora's och O.P.I's texturlack bäst. :-)

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  4. OMG Vill ha Orly!! Tycker den påminner lite om min favvo China Glaze..vad den nu heter B-) xoxo

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    1. Menar du Luna?? Orly's pixlar är jättefina! Det enda jobbiga är att vänta på att de ska torka. xoxo

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  5. Har förvisso inga IsaDora lack men föredrar nog utseendet på OPI's ändå. :) Bra jämförelse.

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    1. Tack! Isadora har en helt annan struktur än OPI. Isadora är mer sträv sammet medan OPI är mer asfalt ;)

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  6. Härligt med jämförelse! Gillas starkt, har nog bara opin av dessa.

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    1. Tack! Vad kul att du gillade den! Orly och Isadora är riktigt fina struktur lack! Testa!

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  7. IsaDora blir vinnaren i mina ögon.

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  8. Nice comparison! I love the three with the sparkles (Orly, OPI and IsaDora) :D

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  9. My favourites here are OPI Get Your Number and Isadora Sky Crush :-)

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    1. They are nice but the Orly is very nice too! :)

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  10. Hi Süsse, awesome post and comparison!!! Bummer that I dashed ahead since we reviewed different brands and collections - it would have been so complimentary!!! I of course like our Isadora and Orly looks beautiful too!!! I like the Opi a lot as for the Barry M - it reminds me of wet wall paint - LOL!!! I hope you had a great day and evening - for my part I am totally knackered and soon off to bed.... Viele Küsschen xxx

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    1. Hi pet! Thank you so much!! We should have done a twinsy on comparing textured polishes!! That would have been great! Maybe another time? I have more textured brands to show! I haven't compared Depend or Kiko yet! Or the new better OPI's! I agree with you on the Barry M! Awful! I didn't buy this one - my boyfriend did ;) But to his defense I must say that he didn't realized it was textured... He just liked the color:) Sleep tight darling! Viele Küsschen!!! xxx

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  11. Kul med en jämförelse! Dessutom så är jag ju svag för skittles så tycker att det var himla snyggt att ha dem så här...

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