Recently when I reviewed Topshop Gone Fishing, one of my readers (Alex), asked if I could do a Minty Green Nail-Polish Comparison post with specific hues.
Since I was also curious about how different or similar the shades were (as well as a couple of others), I was happy to oblige. Hope that you’ll find this mint green nail-polish comparison helpful!
The nail polishes I compared were Topshop Gone Fishing, Duri Summer Rain, China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint, Essie Mint Candy Apple, OPI Gargantuan Green Grape, and China Glaze For Audrey. (I’ve reviewed some of those polishes in-depth in separate posts. Find links later in this post.)
If you would like me to do more comparison posts like this in the future, please let me know specifically which polishes you’re interested in seeing.
I can’t promise that I’ll fulfill all reader requests. It depends on if I already have the polishes and if I have time. (I work very hard on my blog after my full-time job and on the weekends, so time can be really tight, especially when I squeeze blogging inbetween my social life and freelance-work schedules.)
That being said, I will pick a few requests to do! I have a pack of blank nail wheels that I haven’t been using much. It’s time to put them to work! *Cracks whip* 😉
P.S. You may remember that I’ve said before how I don’t swatch nail polish on my nails. It’s not my style. I wear full manicures and then take photos while I’m wearing them. This is how I really enjoy polish. I only use the term ‘swatch’ because it’s the familiar lingo. Well, the only time I’m comfortable with actual swatching is on nail wheels for comparison posts like this or to show you layering experiments. I hope that you’ll understand my reasoning. I love polish, and if I ever start swatching on my own nails, it may kill my enthusiasm. I don’t want that to happen!)
Minty Green Nail-Polish Comparison Photos
Here are the mint green nail polishes I compared in this post.
Click on any of the below links to see my separate posts with in-depth reviews and photos.
- Topshop Gone Fishing (Provided by PR)
- OPI Gargantuan Green Grape
- Essie Mint Candy Apple
- China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint
- China Glaze For Audrey
- Duri Summer Rain
Natural Light Photo
When I initially did the comparison, I didn’t think to include Duri Summer Rain. But then as I was putting everything away, I saw it in my Helmer and thought somebody may want to see how it compares to the others.
So I’ve also included the group shots before I introduced Duri Summer Rain into the mix. 🙂 (Same order, just without Duri.)
Natural Light Photo
Minty Green Nail-Polish Comparison Swatches
All swatches have 2 coats of each colour and no top coat.
The colour order is the same in this entire post.
Natural Light Photos
For a nailphile like me who collects (and wears) lacquers, you could justify owning each of these colours because none of them are dupes. However, if you’re the average consumer, you probably don’t need them all.
Duri Summer Rain was the odd one out. Even though it is indeed a minty green, it definitely has a neon-ish personality. The finish gave away this neon nature because it didn’t dry as shiny as the others. (But that shouldn’t deter you since neons always pop with a good, shiny top coat!)
Essie Mint Candy Apple and China Glaze For Audrey seemed to have an aqua undertone, while the rest had more green undertones.
Except for Duri Summer Rain, which had a duller finish due to its slightly neon nature, the other colours were equally shiny and looked creamy.
OPI Gargantuan Green Grape and China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint were close in that out of all the shades, these two had a paler appearance. They aren’t dupes. Gargantuan Green Grape is a more-saturated green than Re-Fresh Mint.
Depending on your skin tone, some of these greens can really bring out the Lobster Hand Effect.
For instance, I can’t wear China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint properly. It is too light for me and makes my hands look awkwardly red. The shades that offer more saturation (like Duri Summer Rain, China Glaze For Audrey, and Topshop Gone Fishing) were much more flattering on me.
Hope that this little comparison post was helpful!
Please leave a comment below if you like these kind of posts and want to see more. And if you would like to submit a request, please state specific polishes (not just the colour family). As I said before, I’ll pick a few to do. 🙂
Which minty green was your favourite from this comparison post?
Edit: Yay! NailPolishCanada retweeted my tweet about this blog post. How flattering! 🙂