Monday, December 3, 2012
Comparison: China Glaze It's A Trap-Eze! vs Etude House Pajama Party
Today I have a little comparison post for you! One of my readers wanted to know if It's A Trap-eze! and Pajama Party are dupes, so let's find out.
Here's a close-up bottle shot. Right off we can see that IAT has a white base with more glitter, while PP has a pale blue base with less glitter.
And here they are on the nail: 3 coats of PP (pointer and ring), 2 coats IAT (middle and pinky). As you can see, they are definitely not dupes, but they are similar. For some reason, IAT and PP's base looks very similar even though one is white and one is blue. IAT has a lot more glitter, which makes it a little harder to apply and gives it a grittier finish. PP has less glitter, which allows the base to come through more, giving it less grit and more gloss.
There are a few differences in the glitter as well. PP has small dark blue and red glitters that IAT doesn't have. PP's orange glitter is also more of a pumpkin orange, while IAT has red-orange glitters. Another main difference is that IAT has a higher ratio of silver/white and purple glitters. PP, on the other hand, has about the same ratio of each colored glitter.
While both glitters have similar concepts, they look and feel different. IAT's overall look is speckled, while PP's is more polka dotty. So, no, they are not dupes. ^^
If you'd like to see more swatches of these two shades in better lighting, you can find IAT (here) and PP (here).
*edit: Since some of you expressed interest in buying PP, you can find it on Ebay for $4.99 with free shipping. Here are the two sellers: Seller #1 & Seller #2 (not affiliated with either). For the record, I did not buy mine from Ebay, so please make sure the sellers are reliable before purchasing.
PS) It was really nice out today! Yesterday was warm too, but I think today was even warmer. I gave Max (my dog) a bath, and we both lounged around on the deck until we were dry. I'm still amazed that I was able to sit outside in a wet t-shirt in December and not be cold! ._.