In my last post I supposed Cosnova (the company behind Essence and Catrice) recycles formula, because "Style Me Holo" and Catrice's "Houston's Favorite" appeared very similar in the bottle (and on nail too), but in the end it wasn't so.
On the contrary, while I was putting the new bottles in my Helmer, I discovered a slightly resemblance between those two shades, both from Essence: "Style Me Holo" and "Blue Ray".
Well, probably Cosnova recycles formula of its nailpolishes from an Essence collection to another one, instead that from Essence to Catrice :D
Oh well, pretty identical... I HATE buying dupes.In daylight:
Ok, if you look closely (and if our PC monitors have similar settings, lol), you can see that "Style Me Holo" is a taaaaaaaaad greyer/greener than "Blue Ray", but that's more evident in the next pics:
With one coat, you can notice that base colours aren't the same, and "Blue Ray" is actually... blue.
"Style Me Holo" seems to have a dark green/grey base.
With two coats, nailpolishes are completely opaque, and difference is less noticeable, almost non-existent.
I guess the duochrome pigments used are the same, while the base colour is not.
Infact, when angled, polishes change colour to the same purple, just a liiiittle different purple because of the bases:
If you have one, you can skip the other. I bought both and whatever...
"Style Me Holo" has a flat brush, while "Blue Ray" has the classical rounded one.
Meh, hope this post will be useful to someone :D
Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)