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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

China Glaze ElectroPop Collection: Electric Beat and Comparison

Spring collections are finally arriving!
The makeup colour artists who have attended accredited online colleges for cosmetology have been busy creating new colours.  Now, I do love fall/winter collections with their deep saturated tones, but I also really love the fresh, clean colours that emerge for spring. Really though, who am I kidding? There really aren't many colours I don't love.

The ElectroPop Collection consists of twelve polishes that can be split into two sets: The Brights and The Lights. I would say that the Brights look more like Summer shades, but oh well. I like most of the colours, but really, don't they (for the most part) look a bit... well, like they've already been done? The glitter top coat- Techno has, it's a repromote, but a lot of these shades look like polishes from the Something Sweet Collection or at the very least very dupable. For that reason, I only picked up one shade from this collection.

China Glaze Electric Beat

Electric Beat is a dusty light blue that is almost cornflower/ periwinkle but not exactly. Not the easiest to describe, but very pretty. Formulation is perfect; two coats and not issues what so ever. Is it unique though...

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 Joe Fresh Powder Blue, OPI What's With the Cattitude?,Nicole by OPI "Baby" Blue, China Glaze Electric Beat, Essie Lapis of Luxury, Essie Coat Azure

Joe Fresh Powder Blue, OPI What's With the Cattitude?,Nicole by OPI "Baby" Blue, China Glaze Electric Beat, Essie Lapis of Luxury, Essie Coat Azure

Ummm, not exactly.
I'm slightly ashamed of how many blues I gathered upon a quick inspection of my polish collection. I have pales, mediums, deeps, brights, shimmers, glitters... you name it and I probably have it. For this comparison though, I stuck with the lights and dusty lights-mediums. The first three shades are not dupes at all, but they serve as a sort of comparison to the comparison, if you will. It is interesting to see how much green is in What's With the Cattitude and "Baby" Blue compared to a true light blue- Joe's Powder Blue. 

As for Electric Beat, the closest match (and a very close one at that) is Essie's Lapis of Luxury. The slight difference lies in the fact that Lapis has a touch more of a periwinkle hue. Now, I love Lapis of Luxury, like really love it. I wore it to my Dad's funeral to honour his love of blue. That said if you have Lapis, you really don't need Electric Beat; they are that close. Essie's Coat Azure is in the same colour family, but it has fine shimmer and is less dusty and a truer blue. 

Which shades from this collection are you interested in?


  1. Wow, thanks for posting this! Omg I want them all, especially the bright collection!

  2. This is a fab brights collection! x

  3. I am really loving this collection.


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