Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Indikon vs Go Deep vs Double Duchess

(promotional samples ahead)

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer seems to have mastered indigo. He has created denim shades, dazzling sparkly cobalts...and now violet leaning. I can't even fathom where he could go next. I decided to compare the current queens of indigo, in case some folks were still undecided as to whether they should hunt down all three...and spoiler: you should.

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Indikon vs Go Deep vs  Double Duchess

At first blush, they look pretty similar. All three are deep, indigo-ish holos. They have a similar amount of majesty and noise...if you don't pay too close attention. As soon as you start to really look, you'll see the differences.

In the bottle, it is quite hard to tell the difference at all. If these were a regular brand in a store, you might grab one without noticing that there were three distinct shades here.

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Indikon vs Go Deep vs  Double Duchess

But they are different. You can see some holo glitters twinkling in DD here and there.

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Indikon vs Go Deep vs  Double Duchess

And once they go on your nail, the differences, to me, are very obvious. Go Deep is a glaringly holo deep cobalt blue, and super opaque on the first stroke. Double Duchess is a true indigo violet, with a sprinkling of holo glitter and an obvious purple flash under the holo rainbow. Indikon is the quintessential denim holo. Its metallic underbelly adds to the dusty denim feel of the finished product.

See? I told you you needed them all.

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Indikon vs Go Deep vs  Double Duchess

Here is a side-by-side macro comparison. 

left to right
Indikon • Double Duchess • Go Deep
And now for the original swatches, in case you somehow forgot how amazing these shades were on their own. I mean, I guess it could happen...people get abducted by aliens and have their memories erased all the time right? 

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Go Deep
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Go Deep
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Double Duchess
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Double Duchess
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Indikon
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Indikon
Final Thought
These are similar, but not at all the same. Even if you aren't jonesing for all three, maybe this will at least help you figure out which one you can't live without.

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Indikon vs Go Deep vs  Double Duchess

21 comments:

  1. Great comparisons! They all look lovely :)

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  2. Love comparison posts! I think out of these 3 Go Deep is my favorite but all 3 are beautiful!

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  3. I love all three but Indikon and Double Duchess are my faves.

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  4. These are gorgeous! I'll have to find out if I can get this brand here in Oz...

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  5. Awesome comparison post. Go Deep would be the one for me!

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  6. Great comparison...Double Duchess is my favorite, but they're all stunning. :)

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  7. In your comparison photo, I prefer Go Deep, but when I look at your swatches, I prefer Indikon. I guess that means I need all three. HAHAHAHA!

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  8. Now I'm devastated that I skipped Go Deep :(

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  9. Double Duchess is still my favourite but really, all 3 are gorgeous!

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  10. Great comparison! You are right, in the bottle there's barely a difference. Must be the holo pigment throwing you off!

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  11. Uhh, yeah, I need all of these.....right now... :P

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  12. SO close in the bottle but definitely not dupes! All 3 are gorgeous but like Double Duchess the best with with rich color and hint of purple.

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  13. All 3 are pretty and verrrrry similar!

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  14. Indigo one must
    never once skip, or regret
    will ravage your heart

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  15. Ohhhh the rainbows in Double Duchess are gorgeous! Comparison posts are my favorite, especially on your nails!

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  16. Being a true NPA, I don't even understand why you compared these, they are obviously completely colours, lol ;) ;) ;) I need them all ;) :) :)

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