Saturday, November 5, 2011

Brand New Skates vs Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

 Since these two look similar in the bottle I had to compare them. Brand New Skates and Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous are close but still different. BNS is sheer and needs three coats but has a beautiful gold/red and green shimmer to it while LLM is a bit darker, only needs two coats and it packed with silver shimmer. If I had to choose one it would be Brand New Skates just because I think it is more unique but they are both gorgeous. 
 The first picture is one coat of BNS on my index and ring finger and one coat of LLM on my middle and ring finger. 

 This is three coat of BNS on my index and ring finger and two coats of LLM on my middle finger and pinky. 

 What do you think, are they close enough that you only need one, which do you prefer? 


  1. I also prefer BNS... I had LLM but didn't like it with my skin tone. BNS is more interesting and I like that it's a softer silver-grey than LLM's foily charcoal look.

  2. Brand New Skates, all the way! I'd probably pass in LLM

  3. I prefer Lucerne-tainly look marvelous, but maybe that's because I'm Swiss :)

  4. ANA, I love both but I do much prefer BNS, I can't get over all of the different colors in it. It really doesn't show that in the bottle well.

    Exah, I agree, if I had BNS first I probably would have passed on LLM but I love LLM for layering glitters over since it only needs two coats at most.

    greeneyespinknails, ha, I have gotten suckered into buying a polish just for a name before so I know what you mean.

  5. I have both of these and never thought until i caught this compare in your gallery widget. I am a fan of a # of the shades that came out of the 2008 OPI Toyland collection. Little Red Wagon is in my top 5 all time fav red creams. I love, love Brand New States and don't think of it as limited to holiday. Baby It's Coal Outside is another from that group I ♥. Likewise I love LLM because it goes to opaque so fast...good to use when I am in a hurry and don't have time to layer, layer and want the bling that it gives. But the complexity as you said of BNS is just so pretty. Good compare. I think until now, I never thought of these 2 even looking alike in bottle - but I don't think I never have had the bottles next to each other. Right now I don't have my polish arranged according to colors. However, am thinking of changing to that system.

    1. Thanks, I love them both so much! I think I am going to have to start arranging mine by color as well.


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