Friday, December 5, 2014

Orly Mirrorball vs Octopus Party Sizzler

promotional samples ahead

Major brands duping the little guys? Say it ain't so, Orly! Well...it is so. Rather good news for us, considering that they picked one of the prettiest discontinued OPNL polishes to copy. Orly is no stranger to making dupes, but this is the first time that I have noticed them going after an indie in such an obvious way. (Remember, I am new to indies!) So lets see the swatches!


I started seeing swatches of Orly Mirrorball a month or two ago. At first, I was really annoyed, because I thought it was OPNL Sizzler...which I knew was no longer available. For a brief second I was mad at Dave for re-releasing it without so much as a passing mention. But all the places I was seeing it were not the familiar places for indies...and I eventually discovered that the impostor was part of Orly's 2014 holiday collection. It is amazingly close.

index and middle: Orly Mirrorball

ring and pinky: OPNL Sizzler
Similarities

  • Both brands need two/three coats to be opaque.
  • They both have a linear rainbow flare
  • Identical amounts and sizes of holo glitter
  • slight texture
  • great wear-time 

index and middle: Orly Mirrorball

ring and pinky: OPNL Sizzler
Differences

  • Orly uses spectraflair, so the rainbow is slightly stronger
  • Orly is a bit easier to smooth with top coat
  • OPNL has a more delicate finished look

the "close up" setting frightens me.

bottle shots
My Opinion
Sizzler is (sadly) no longer available. I couldn't even find it on eBay, though admittedly I am shit at searches like that. Obviously, I am partial to Sizzler because Dave is my pal...but really they are so painfully similar that there is no reason to own both. In fact, if you lament never getting a chance to grab Sizzle then Mirrorball is totally worth the cost. 

Tl;dr OPNL Sizzler = Orly Mirrorball

index and middle: Orly Mirrorball

ring and pinky: OPNL Sizzler

index and middle: Orly Mirrorball

ring and pinky: OPNL Sizzler

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