Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Comparison-Jordana Cosmic and Milani Jewel FX Teal

Milani Teal on left,  Jordana Cosmic on right

Jordana is kind of Milani's overlooked young sibling. Both are children of the same parent (company), but Jordana is only available in a few places, so she doesn't get talked about much. Even us nail bloggers pretty much ignore her. All that changed when Jordana announced its new collection of 24 glitter specialty polishes. I was surprised when I found out recently that Milani is releasing a collection of glitter polishes called Jewel FX. Some of the shades in the collection looked a lot like Jordana's glitters. When I saw both collections at Kmart over the weekend, I took the opportunity to swatch Jordana Cosmic and Milani Teal. See more pictures of the two polishes and find out what might be different between them after the jump.
As you can tell by looking at the pictures (or my prior post), the glitters in this polish are very similar to those in Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe.
Jordana Cosmic on top, Milani Teal on bottom
Both Milani Teal and Jordana Cosmic consist of small turquoise glitter with green, silver and turquoise hex glitters, all in a clear base.  Milani is .45 oz and retails for $4.99, while Jordana is .5 oz and retails for $2.99. However, Jordana is a Kmart exclusive and is very hard to access for a lot of people. (More about the two companies in this post.)
Milani Teal on left,  Jordana Cosmic on right
 I'm not thrilled with the quality of the pictures over a bare nail wheel, which is why I'm also including the following pic of just the clear tape over white.
Jordana Cosmic on left, Milani Teal on right

When looking at the two polishes side by side, there are two main differences I notice. The first is that the Teal seems to be more densely packed with glitter than Cosmic. The second, more arguable one, is that Cosmic seems to have less silver. It may just be that it appears to have less silver because it has less of everything. You guys can look for yourselves and see what you think.  Regardless, both of these differences seem fairly insignificant when you look at them side by side.  They're close enough that I consider them dupes.

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