Welcome to Dupe or No Dupe, the series where I pull out colors from my collection that look the same in the bottle and we find out if they’re the same….or just similar? Up today is a comparison that was requested a couple of times lately: Literary Lacquer Always Winter Never Christmas vs. Literary Lacquers Menolly Rosabelle D’Artigo!
Literary Lacquers Always Winter Never Christmas is originally from the 2014 Community Collection (and was my contribution to the collection). Literary Lacquers Menolly Rosabelle D’Artigo was from the recent Magic And Mysteries collection. Photo shows 3 coats of each polish & Out The Door Top coat. Always Winter Never Christmas is on the pinkie & middle finger and Menolly Rosabelle D’artigo is on the ring and index.
Verdict: The base color of the two is very similar- if you liked the blue of AWNC, then MRDA will be right up your alley. I feel like the two are definitely different enough to not be called dupes and to own both- AWNC has those wonderfully sparkly micro holo glitters whereas MRDA has those teeny tiny blue flakes instead. Both are wonderfully icy!
What do you think about this comparison? Let me know in the comments!