Pros: crimson tone, subtle shimmer, consistency, effective brush
Pros: shine, value, brightness
And the Winner is…
This product stepped away as the winner primarily due to the ease of application and color. Since I am constantly polishing my nails, I always look to a lacquer that goes on easy, and thus doesn’t leave much room for error. The consistency of the product was thin enough that when applied to the brush, polished with a fluid, quick stroke. It’s cheaper counterpart failed this test due to how thick the substance was, in addition to it’s wide brush. In terms of color, the luxury product has a deep enough undertone to make it perfect for the winter months. Overall, I was disappointed in how short-lasting both products were (I had to repaint each after a few days), but if given the option to do touch-ups, I would pick Deborah Lippmann every time.