OPI gel lilac comparisons

Danielle0904

Member
Hi Geeks

After a long unsuccessful wait for a decent lilac from gelish I have finally given up and have decided to purchase from the opi gel colour range after noticing they do not one but 3 gorgeous lilac colours :D

however do any of you OPI Geeks have comparison swatches or at least know if they are all different enough to purchase all 3

A grape fit
do u lilac it
your such a Budapest

thanks xx
 

anonaw

Member
A grape fit is a dark lilac shade, not sure how it compares to do you lilac it which could be a tad lighter? Whereas you're such a Budapest is actually a pale blue lilac (gorgeous) very pastel like. I think all three are quite different so may be worth getting two instead of all three to begin with?
 

NancySyd

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Yes, there are so few good lilacs out there (in any brand), and so many are faders. Of the OPI three, I really think Do You Lilac It, as the truest lilac, and the must-have one to start with. A Grape Fit veers more towards a full on purple, and You're Such a Budapest is closer to a periwinkle. That said, YSAB is a unique color and I always get compliments when I wear it.
 

Danielle0904

Member
great thanks geeks :) x

OK I am about to press order for:

do u lilac it
your such a Budapest

as mentioned about the dreaded FADERS, do these fall into this category from your experience??
 

willowrose

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You're such a budapest definitely fades - it goes grey :sad:
 

NancySyd

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nail_newbie

Member
You're such a budapest definitely fades - it goes grey :sad:
I don't have any problems with it either. Haven't had any faders from opi gelcolour
 

willowrose

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I don't have any problems with it either. Haven't had any faders from opi gelcolour
I've tried & returned 3 bottles - all turned grey.

Don't bossa nova me fades as soon as you put it in the lamp! Bubble bath & passion both turn yellow, windmillion gets increasingly murky. All lines have faders/unstable gels.
 

ch-ela

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Do the colours in the US have different pigments in them than the ones sold in Europe?
 

willowrose

Well-Known Member
Do the colours in the US have different pigments in them than the ones sold in Europe?
I am only guessing but doubt there are separate production runs for UK/US. It would be more economical to just make all products compliant with the strictest governing body/suitable for all markets.

That's what my experience has been but my knowledge is somewhat limited & I can think of exceptions to the rule :)
 

ch-ela

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Thanks Willowrose. I thought I had read somewhere that certain pigments were banned in Europe which is why there is a problem with the pinks fading.
 

willowrose

Well-Known Member
Thanks Willowrose. I thought I had read somewhere that certain pigments were banned in Europe which is why there is a problem with the pinks fading.
Due to the wonderful world of blogging I know that the well known faders seem problematic on both sides Atlantic :)

Although apparently some people are lucky enough to have found a stable budapest - I'm half tempted to try a 4th bottle! :lol:
 
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