09 June 2011

OPI What's With The Cattitude? vs. Revlon Blue Lagoon

I'm a sucker for a good light blue. I've been hunting for that oh-so-perfect shade for my skintone, so when Revlon came out with Blue Lagoon, i was sold. Not to mention that people were comparing it to Chanel Riva, which i had wanted but wasn't willing to dish out $25 for. But when i got Blue Lagoon home and wore it for the first time, i felt that it was really similar to another polish in my collection, OPI's What's With The Cattitude?. I compared, and sure enough, they're pretty similar!


In the bottle they don't look like dupes. And for good reason, because they aren't exact dupes. Blue Lagoon is a shimmer, while WWTC? is a creme. The formula on both isn't difficult or bad, but when compared, the formula on the Revlon is smoother and goes on more evenly than OPI's pastel formula. OPI definitely wins me over with the Pro-Wide brush though- my nails are just the right size for that brush! Another difference is price- the OPI will set you back $8.50, while the Revlon is only $5.99. However, if you'd like to get your hands on this fraternal twin you should probably act quickly as it is limited edition. 
But once you get them on the nail...


Pretty close, no? Now, you can obviously tell that WWTC? is a tad darker, and doesn't contain the same subtle shimmer that Blue Lagoon has. In person the color difference is much less noticeable- i had to take several pictures before the base even looked different. However, if you're lemming WWTC?, this could ease your craving until you can get your hands on the OPI. 


Do you have either of these polishes, and do you think they're close enough to be referred to as similar? If you're looking for What's With The Cattitude?, could Blue Lagoon be a temporary substitute for your lemming? Thanks for reading!


7 comments:

  1. I actually like Blue Lagoon much better. I'm really surprised about the formula difference! I'm going to have to go to Walgreens and pick it up. Thanks!

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  2. I like them both. Another dupe-ish color could be "baby" blue from nicole by OPI

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  3. I like the WWTC better myself....but both are beautiful!

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  4. both are cute but i like blue lagoon better. wwtc? has a glitery thing that i do not care for.

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  5. I didn't have any luck with Blue Lagoon. But your swatch is so pretty and glassy I tried again. Nope, even waiting 30 minutes between each coat and topping with Seche AND quick dry drops, all I got was a bumpy bubbly mess. *sigh* I'm not ready to give up on it though, haha.

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  6. I didn't like my blue lagoon it usually comes out bumpy and i need more revlon nail polish to come out with a smooth one tone colored coat otherwise it gets streaky and uneven color but my I Vant to be alone star by OPI uses just 2 coats and is pretty wide brush and the forumla is nice too. But i don't know about it's pastel. I might just grab the OPI one as well. I know the colors are almost a dupe but OPI usually goes on better for me. I can use a half a bottle of REVLON before i like the way it look this includes wiping it off numerous times...I'm picky.

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  7. I just bought Blue Lagoon today, and I have to admit, I don't like the formula of it. It's too thin and messy for me. But I really love the color and subtle shimmer it has to it.

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