Last week I received an email from Sephora confirming my VIB status for next year, and a 10% off coupon. Woot! I waited until this week to us it, as I wanted to take advantage of the double points they are offering right now. I walked around Sephora for 45 minutes last night, and almost walked out with nothing but a bottle of hair spray (my HG, Bumble and bumble Does It All Styling Spray) when I ran into the new Sephora + Pantone Universe display.
Naturally I had to bring home two polishes, SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Jewel Lacquer Parachute Purple and SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Jewel Lacquer Evergreen. When I picked up Parachute Purple, I was already comparing it to RBL Scrangie in my head, but I didn’t realize that Sephora Evergreen would be so close to Illamasqua Viridian! Are they dupes? Read on to find out!
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And yes, I spelled Viridian wrong in every single picture. Sorry!
One thing to note, on Sephora’s website it states the new polishes are 0.5 flu oz., but on the packaging it states 0.37 flu oz. That’s a big difference!
The base color in RBL Scrangie is much lighter than Parachute Purples, which allows the green shimmer to show through better. Illamasqua Viridian is darker than Sephora Evergreen, but the finish is very close.
I declare these NON-DUPES. However, each Sephora polish is only $9, while the RBL is $18 and Illamasqua is $14. Also, RBL Scrangie is no longer available, so Parachute Purple may satisfy your lemming without spending a fortune!
What do you think? Will you be picking up Sephora Parachute Purple or Evergreen? Or are there other colors in the Sephora+Pantone Universe collection you are interested in?