Sally Hansen Gray-t Escape vs. Essie Neo Whimsical and Revlon Lilac Pastelle

Sunday, April 27, 2014

dusty lavender mauve nail polish Sally Hansen Gray-t Escape Essie Neo Whimsical Revlon Lilac Pastelle

I'm back again with another "swatch" comparison of three different nail polishes. I'm not a huge makeup junkie -- in fact, not a makeup junkie at all by YouTube's standards -- but I do like my nail polishes. I've noticed over the past year or two that after a period of favoring bright colors, I've begun a trend of buying more neutral colors. Lately, I've been really like the "mannequin hands" look, and now I'm looking for that perfect light, dusty lavender/grey color.

As you might know, I already own Essie's Neo Whimsical and what I've designated its dupe, Revlon's Lilac Pastelle. But how does it measure up?

I thought that Sally Hansen's Gray-t Escape might fit the bill of the dusty lavender-grey color. In the bottle, it looks like a pastel dusty mauve-nude, but applied, the red undertone pulls through even more. The color reminds me a bit of light-colored clay, for some reason ... and very different, out-of-bottle, from Essie's Neo Whimsical and Revlon's Lilac Pastelle. Essie's Neo Whimsical is pinker and dustier than Revlon's Lilac Pastelle, and seems close to a happy medium between Gray-t Escape and Lilac Pastelle.

dusty lavender mauve nail polish Sally Hansen Gray-t Escape Essie Neo Whimsical Revlon Lilac Pastelle
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dusty lavender mauve nail polish Sally Hansen Gray-t Escape Essie Neo Whimsical Revlon Lilac Pastelle
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Ultimately, Sally Hansen's Gray-t Escape is pretty much in the same color family, and similar enough to make me feel guilty about owning so many dusty lavender-mauves!

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