Monday, June 29, 2015

Baroness X La Luz Reformulation Comparison

promotional samples ahead


Baroness X La Luz by Bedlam Beauty

Change can be scary. Trust me, I've been dealing with tons of it lately. But it isn't always bad...and sometimes, even though you don't really want it, you end up happier in the end. It is rather fitting that I should be showing you the reformulation of Baroness X La Luz...because different and better is exactly the case here.


Baroness X La Luz by Bedlam Beauty

So let's look at the new version first (you can check out the old one here. Formula-wise, everything is exactly the same now as it was then). Even though this is a new color, the formula is still like painting my nails with silk. You definitely don't have to worry about that at all. If you tried the original La Luz, then you will be totally happy with v2.0.

Baroness X La Luz by Bedlam Beauty

v2.0 is a coolish iris purple shimmery polish delicately sprayed with holo glitter, a slight holo rainbow...and a sky-blue shift. Because yeah...lets not make anything simple on my camera. It glided on in two coats, and I finished it off with a layer of Seche Vite. Happy fingers, all around.

Baroness X La Luz by Bedlam Beauty

Baroness X La Luz by Bedlam Beauty

Baroness X La Luz by Bedlam Beauty

Ok, down to the fun part! Let's see these shades side-by-side! These pictures were taken months apart, but under the same lights by the same camera...it is hard to tell the difference right?

Baroness X La Luz Comparison by Bedlam Beauty

Baroness X La Luz Comparison by Bedlam Beauty

Once you see them right up against each other, you can see the differences a little more clearly. The original version is definitely a warmer shade of purple, almost teetering towards a radiant orchid shade. The new one is cooler...and a little more flattering for my skin tone, honestly.

Baroness X La Luz Comparison by Bedlam Beauty
pinky/ring: original La Luz
index/middle: La Luz v2.0
Now lets enjoy some macros!

Baroness X La Luz Comparison by Bedlam Beauty
pinky/ring: original La Luz
index/middle: La Luz v2.0
Baroness X La Luz Comparison by Bedlam Beauty
pinky/ring: original La Luz
index/middle: La Luz v2.0

My Final Verdict
These two shades are not strikingly different, but they are not the same. This is a subtle shift in color temperature, but I think its noticeable enough that I would have bought the new one had I not been sent the wonderfullyadorbalperfect minis to swatch. I love them.

La Luz v2.0 is available now in the Baroness X store




26 comments:

  1. I really like the reformulation, like a whole lot. It's just enough more purple that I definitely need it, too.

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    1. there is something so satiny about both these shades.

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  2. I love holo glitter on top of already holo. I like the new/cooler version better! It is super flattering on you! Also- I love how you did the header image on this!

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    1. thanks!

      And yeah, its sorta hard not to love holo and glitter!

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  3. I like them both. I think the warmer (original) version is my fave but they are both gorgeous and so close, who really cares. :-)

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    1. I really have a hard time picking my favorite...it depends on the time of day which one I love more.

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  4. great comparison!! i don't mind a slight color shift with reformulations...as long as it is announced. :) I have 2 from another brand that are the same polish but are COMPLETELY different shades of orange that I can't just giveaway the extra one....because they are different. haha

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    1. I have a couple like that too. I can't bear to give them up.

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  5. I prefer the original version, but the new one is really pretty too!

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  6. I have to agree - I prefer the new one as well!

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    1. see, I knew you were a smart cookie!

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  7. Great comparison post! I think the older version is a little more my style and definitely more flattering for my skin tone, but the newer version is pretty!

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    1. Thanks very much! I think transparency is important for brands. No one wants a "Pacific Blue" fiasco!

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  8. Wow, I love version 2 even more than the first - holy gorgeousness in a bottle!

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  9. Both polishes are gorgeous but I think I do prefer the newer version.

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  10. Both are lovely, I'm a fan of the original formula. That slight pink leaning purple is lovely!

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    1. I do love that, but the blue shift tugs at my heart strings.

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  11. I like the reformulation better because it leans more purple than pink. To be honest I've never heard of this brand before but I wanted to thank you for introducing me to it because you made the application sound so enticing and this color is beautiful.

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    1. Yay! You're so welcome! I highly recommend this shade and the cuticle oils.

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  12. Love the comparison! I love the reformulation since it leans more towards purple, I usually don't like wearing pink shades.

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    1. The new version is definitely more widely flattering, thats for sure!

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  13. You can def. see difference bet. the two, both are equally pretty though

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