Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Boots No 7's Illamasqua nail dupe

Boots No 7 recently revamped their Stay Perfect nail colour collection with some superb new shades - a variety of vivid cremes, rich metallics and wearable sheers. Having tried and played with the full range at a recent event, I've been particularly struck by Dollar. It's a rich metallic deep teal that reminded me strongly of Illamasqua's lovely and unusual Viridian polish. Here's Dollar worn on the nails.

My impression was so strong that I decided to do a comparison...

Dollar is on the left, Viridian on the right. It's worth pointing out that there are three coats of Dollar here, but only two of Viridian, which is thicker and more pigmented and also has a darker, bluer base. It's a pretty close match though, don't you agree?

Dollar is £7.00 for 10ml, available from Boots No 7 counters nationwide. Illamasqua's Viridian is £13.50 for 15ml.

Disclosure - Dollar is a PR sample


  1. This is so gorgeous. Models Own also do a polish called peacock green which looks similar :) xxx

  2. Ooh it is pretty close! I've heard Barry M Racing Green is also a dupe.

  3. oh my god i love that colour... I know what I'll be buying with my boots points!

  4. The Viridian is £13.50 for 15ml, surely (not 50 ml)?


  5. Oooooooh! *puts on wishlist*

  6. Sarah - thanks very much, you're right! Edited the post :)

  7. I love the No7 stay perfect nail varnish range, especially since they recently extended their colour range. It's the only high street varnish that stays put for a week that I have found.
    Love this colour.


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