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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Revlon Starry Pink vs. Rescue Beauty Lounge Pizzicato

I wouldn't exactly call this a "Dupe Alert" but rather a "Extremely Close Alert"! I fell in love with Revlon's Starry Pink as soon as I laid eyes on it. Light Pink, Glittery, Girly & right up my alley! I found it at Rite Aid (I have since seen it at Ulta) on a new display featuring their Expressionists Collection for Autumn/Winter (same display with Facets of Fuchsia). When I got home and put it on my nail polish rack, I couldn't believe it when I saw how close it was to Rescue Beauty Lounge's Pizzicato (from their latest collection, Firebird).

RBL Pizzicato, Revlon Starry Pink

Now obviously Pizzicato has more subtle silver shimmer, whereas Starry Pink has the same subtle silver shimmer, in addition to large silver glitter chunks. However, the bases are just about the same color. Pizzicato is definitely more of a creamy base, whereas Starry Pink leans more on the sheer side.

So I did swatches to see just how similar they actually were (or were not), and here they are (I did 2 coats of each)......

L-R: Starry Pink, Pizzicato, Starry Pink, Pizzicato

Starry Pink is so gorgeous, but it was too light and I wanted it to be the same creamy finish of Pizzicato. So, as I was experimenting, I ended up layering Starry Pink over Pizzicato and became absolutely OBSESSED with the result! Therefore, I decided to keep them both and wear them together as one, instead of keeping them for 2 different looks. I absolutely LOVE the creamy base of Pizzicato, but the large amounts of the silver chunks in Starry Pink is TO.DIE.FOR. I wish they could be combined into one polish. That would equal PERFECTION!

L-R: Starry Pink, Starry Pink on TOP of Pizzicato, Starry Pink, Starry Pink on TOP of Pizzicato.

In conclusion, if you don't want to splurge on RBL Pizzicato and can find Revlon's Starry Pink, I think with 3-4 coats of Starry Pink, you just may be able to achieve the same look!

Pizzicato retails for $18 (+shipping) and is available here:

Revlon's Starry Pink can be found at most drugstores and retails for $4.99 (unless of course you have some coupons, or it is on sale)!

What do you guys think? Will you be splurging and buying both, or going on a treasure hunt for Revlon's Starry Pink?


  1. I love that Revlon polish, I have a lilac already and I'm in love with your new found combo! :)

  2. The same thing happened to me! I bought Pizzicato, and then later on I bought Starry Pink. I didn't really even realize they were similar! I will be keeping both though, because I Pizzicato, but the Revlon one is soo pretty too!

  3. Your nails look great with these colors!! I stay in Singapore, and it seems like Revlon's new shades never reaches us forever! D: D:


  4. Oh ya, Michelle, in case you're looking for a good top coat, I really recommend that you check out wet&wild's Clear Nail Fortifier. It is dam good, I used it on top of my polish and it works so well with all my polishes!! Look at my blog to see my 9 day old nails after putting on that product as my top coat!! :D


  5. i was at ulta this week and saw that revlon polish...and since i'd seen it swatched on your blog i of course had to go and buy it!

  6. Michele, Butter London has some really nice shades but I think you know that they are on the pricey side. Sometimes, they have a special going on where they throw in a color or two for free. Hope that helps.


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