Monday, April 30, 2012

ORLY Space Cadet VS HARD CANDY Beetle

Pin It Dupe? No dupe? Semi-Dupe? I know this is probably OLD news to most people but I was finally able to get my paws on Orly Space Cadet and had to compare it to my Hard Candy Beetle for kicks and giggles.

TOP: Orly Space Cadet, BOTTOM: Hard Candy Beetle

Swatches and comparisons of both after the jump! Super pretty duochromes you don't wanna miss! ;]

Another bottle Shot

Here are a few shots of Orly Space Cadet:


Orly Space Cadet

Orly Space Cadet

Orly Space Cadet

And a few shots of Hard Candy Beetle!

Hard Candy Beetle

Hard Candy Beetle

Hard Candy Beetle

Now, I've always seen and been told that they are dupes for each other. Naturally, I needed to find out for myself. I'm not sure if it has to do with my bottles... or what. But they don't seem as dupe-like as people get all excited for:




Here's my breakdown:
Orly: 3 coats, no issues,VERY sparkly, colors I saw: purple/indigo, green and gold.
Hard Candy: 3 coats, again no issues, colors I saw: purple, green and gold.
Well lady... dupe or no dupe?!: I don't see these as dupes... and I've read a lot of posts saying they were. Space Cadet is a more of a deeper, indigo purple and Beetle seems to be a purple that has more pink. They DO however have the same green and gold color flashes in them making them super awesome duochromes. I was initally impressed by Beetle and the sparkle it had, I must say that Space Cadet seemed to have a ton more sparkle in it. I don't know if it's my bottles or what, I think they're similar but the difference in the purples set them apart.

What do you think? Think I'm insane? Haha, do you own both bottles? How do YOURS compare?

Until tomorrow,
Lacey

11 comments:

  1. I don't own either of them, but I don't really see them as dupes either. In some of the pictures Beetle looks a bit more pink/copper-y coloured, and Space Cadet is definitely more indigo/dark purple. Personally I prefer Space Cadet, more sparkles! :) Thanks for the comparison!

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    1. Anytime ;) I was super surpised how sparkly space cadet was!

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  2. They don't look like dupes to me... thank you, now I know I HAVE to get Space Cadet

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    1. Me either! I'm just confused how people say they are or how their pictures look SO dupe like. They're not at all lol.

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  3. Great post! I agree, there are noticeable differences. They are similar but not the same.

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    1. Thanks! I agree, very similar but very differerent at the same time!

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  4. I don't really see them as perfect dupes but they're both gorgeous!

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  5. I have both and they are close but not exacts. For those that can't find SC then Beetle isn't a bad substitute

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  6. I just picked up Space Cadet! I'll be checking it against Beetle tomorrow. ;) Glad to know they're not identical, but it could be the bottles, so I'll find out if mine are dupes of each other. lol

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    1. I have to agree: not dupes. My bottles are different too with Beetle leaning more pink and Space Cadet more purple. :)

      http://lizzysblogplace.blogspot.com/2012/06/orly-space-cadet-hc-beetle-compare.html

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