Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty – 149 Sea Bug, IsaDora – 720 Beetle Green and KICKS – Jewel of Denial

Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty - 149 Sea Bug, IsaDora -720 Beetle Green and KICKS Jewel of Denial

Well, I couldn’t help but notice how similar Sea Bug was to IsaDora’s Beetle Green – a polish I praised greatly back when I bought it. I would say that Sea Bug and Beetle Green are dupes, and I threw in KICKS’ Jewel of Denial since it looked similar in the bottle. Jewel of Denial is obviously not a dupe, since the base is clearly teal while the shimmer is the same green as in Sea Bug and Beetle Green.

When it comes to application I found that Beetle Green is a lot heavier and a bit more pigmented, and if you are brave with the thickness of coats you could probably get away with only one coat, but I like them thin so two it was. Sea Bug is a bit on the sheerer side, needing two thick coats of three normal coats to reach full opacity.

Beetle Green does however end up a bit streaky, something neither Sea Bug nor Jewel of Denial does. The streaks doesn’t make the polish lose any of its depth, though, but when it comes to depth I must say I prefer Jewel of Denial. Price-wise I definitely prefer Sea Bug and can absolutely live with having to add an extra coat when it’s such a difference in price but not very drastic differences in application, longevity nor beauty.

Gina Tricot Beauty
149 Sea Bug
IsaDora
720 Beetle Green
KICKS
Jewel of Denial
Coats for full opacity
2-3 2 3-4
Volume 10 ml 7 ml 10 ml
Price 39 SEK 69 SEK 69 SEK
Price per ml 3,9 SEK/ml 9,8 SEK/ml 6,9 SEK/ml
Where to buy GinaTricot.com KICKS.se KICKS.se

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