Friday, August 19, 2011

Color Comparison: Zoya Ibiza vs. China Glaze Up All Night

Aside from completing the Intimate collection, my last Zoya order also left me with Ibiza. Based on the picture online, I thought it might be very close to my bottle of China Glaze Up All Night. Don't care. Got it anyway. :)

Turns out, they're almost identical. Both are gorgeous blackened-blue shimmers.
Up All Night, Ibiza, Up All Night, Ibiza - Sunlight
Up All Night, Ibiza, Up All Night, Ibiza - Artificial Light
As you can see, the differences are VERY minute, and the camera really doesn't show them. The most noticeable difference is that Ibiza is much more pigmented. You can get by on one coat, if you apply it well with a good base coat. I used two, but the second wasn't really necessary. Up all night definitely needs two coats, but two gives enough opacity that you can't really tell the difference between the two. Ibiza also has a more glossy coat, so you wouldn't HAVE to use a top coat.

The other difference between these two lovelies is the base color. They share the same sapphire blue shimmer, but the base on Ibiza is slightly darker. It's not really noticeable, but you can see it if you're looking for it (see below).
Up All Night, Ibiza, Up All Night, Ibiza - Sunlight

Given a choice between the two, it's a toss-up. China Glaze polish is typically a few dollars less (sometimes half the price), but you may only need half the polish if you're using the Zoya formula.

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