Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OPI The Show Must Go On Dupe for MAC Bad Fairy??

OPI is one of the brands that has teamed up with the upcoming film Burlesque starring Christina Augilera and Cher.  When I first saw the teaser trailer for the movie with all the glitz, glam, sparkly lights and such, I was happy to find the nail polishes seemed to reflect that.  I did not purchase all the nail polishes but when I was in my nearest Ulta, I noticed The Show Must Go On bore a striking resemblence to a color I already owned: MAC Bad Fairy.  Turning the bottle slowly in my hand, I noticed the way the pinky red shimmer seemed similar to the highly coveted Bad Fairy.  Impulsively, I purchased it (along with Tease-y Does It) despite the $8.99 price tag.  Don't judge me, my local salons that carry OPI products have not even gotten these in! 

Tonight I did a couple swatches to  find out if my assumption in the store was correct and in answer the question the title of this post asks--no, The Show Must Go On is not a dupe for Bad Fairy. 

In comparison, The Show Must Go On is much more pinky-red, while (in the lighting that I am in while I write this post) Bad Fairy is more ruby red/red-violet.  Honestly, I don't know why I thought these would be similar.  My memory of Bad Fairy at the time I made the purchase was definitely skewed especially when you look at these two side by side in the bottle and on the nail!  But I'd rather admit my silliness than have someone who missed out on Bad Fairy buy The Show Must Go On only because they shared my thoughts.

Having said all that, I still think The Show Must Go On is a great color.  It's flirty, pretty and the shimmer puts some from fun in the color.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.  Seeya, lovelies!

OPI The Show Must Go On, MAC Bad Fairy (L to R)