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: Ellagee Jewel Encrusted vs. Aliquid Lacquer Shores Of Paradise! This is one of those comparisons where as soon as I actually pulled the bottle out I knew they were totally different- but I figured if my first thought when I got Jewel Encrusted was, “Oh hey, kinda reminds me of a holo version of Shores Of Paradise” it’d be useful to compare them in case anyone else had thought that!
Ellagee Jewel Encrusted was originally reviewed here and Aliquid Lacquer Shores Of Paradise is originally from the Silmarillion collection. Photo shows three coats of each polish & Out The Door top coat. Aliquid Lacquer Shores Of Paradise is on the pinkie & middle finger and Ellagee Jewel Encrusted is on the ring and index.
Verdict: Both are inspired by sand and buried treasure but that’s where the similarities end. Jewel Encrusted is totally bling while Shores Of Paradise is more of a subtle, sandy look. Definitely different enough to own both!
What do you think about this comparison? Let me know in the comments!