Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chanel Mimosa Comparison

Hey everyone! Today I have a comparison post for you featuring Chanel Mimosa vs. Rescue Beauty Lounge Yellow Fever and Revlon Top Speed Electric.

For someone who doesn't like yellow nail polish, I really have quite a few of them! You will see from the photos, the reason I don't like them is because they just don't suit my wintery white skin tone. However, I'm holding out for summer when I have a tan, in the hope that they will look better on me then! 

I probably have about 10 yellow nail polishes in my collection but I have chosen to show you the two that I thought were closest to Mimosa. The others, like Barielle's Soul-er Powered, aren't even close, so there was no point in doing a comparison.

First up is Rescue Beauty Lounge Yellow Fever and Chanel Mimosa.


As you can see from the photo, Yellow Fever is a lot brighter than Mimosa and has silvery white microshimmer where as Mimosa has gold microshimmer. The other major difference is the application. While I have never found a yellow polish that applies well, Yellow Fever definitely applies easier than Mimosa. I used two coats of Yellow Fever and three coats of Mimosa for the photo. Mimosa was a streaky hot mess! 

The final point of difference is the price. Chanel polishes retail for $25USD ($39AUD), while Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes can be picked up for $18USD (approx $17AUD) on their website. If I had to chose between the two, I would take Yellow Fever without a doubt!

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The second comparison is between Revlon Top Speed Electric (#305) and Chanel Mimosa


Electric and Mimosa are a lot closer in terms of colour, with Electric being just a little lighter. The shimmer in Electric is also the same colour as the shimmer in Mimosa. Application wise, unfortunately both were streaky and required three coats for even coverage. However, I can forgive Electric for being a little streaky when it only costs $5.99USD ($15.95AUD) compared to the $25USD ($39AUD) for the Chanel.

If I had to pick between the two, I would definitely reach for Electric, not Mimosa!

(click on the photo to take a better look)


As far as I am concerned, if I am going to pay $39AUD for a polish, I want it to glide on my nails and look perfect after two thin coats. Unfortunately, Mimosa just doesn't live up to those expectations, so my recommendation would be to grab Yellow Fever or Electric over the Chanel. Your wallet will thank you and you can still get your fix of yellow nail polish! For those of you that missed out on Mimosa, don't be sad! You are much better off grabbing one of these other polishes!


23 comments:

  1. Great comparison!

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  2. I'm not sad I missed Mimosa.  I don't really like yellows :)  I kinda like Electric though.  

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  3. I love Yellow Fever !

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  4. There is something about Electric that makes it a lot more flattering. I really like it!

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  5. Courteney AnagnostarasJuly 17, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    thanks for the comparison!

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  6. I didn't think I'd want another yellow polish since the one I bought years ago was a streak-fest with visible nail lines... The Revlon one is pretty enough for the price & who cares if it's not Chanel!?

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  7. Shatter_me_ClaireJuly 17, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Great comparison!!!

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  8. I really like yellow fever & mimosa!!! Nice comparison!

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  9. ooo eyllow fever seems much more rich in pigment !
    lvoe it!

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  10. For the first I prefer mimosa, but with revlon they are so close!!

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  11. Thanks for the comparison! I think I would prefer the Revlon. 

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  12. I own Butter London's Cheeky Chops.  Does anyone know how that compares to the others?  I also do not care for yellow polishes on me.

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  13. Thanks for this!  I've been looking for a yellow nail polish everywhere, but I am definitely not paying 25 dollars. Yellow Fever is just fantastic.

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  14. Tatjana GjerkešJuly 18, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    I think Electric is the most beautiful yellow from these.

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  15. love this post! yellow fever is just beautiful. and i think all three yellow shades suit you perfectly!

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  16. As much as i like Chanel... I guess nail polishes is that's where I prefer to save. Revlon would do;)

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  17. Thanks doll! I just think they bring out so much red in my skin :/ That's why I think it will look better in summer :D

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  18. Isn't it just gorgeous! Added bonus is that application is pretty good for a yellow polish! I wouldn't expect anything less from RBL.

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  19. Exactly! Just tell people it is :P They will never know the difference! haha!

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  20. I absolutely love the electric color! I guess I stumbled upon your blog by accident because I was looking for some tips on how to tighten skin that has become loose and saggy. Anyway, keep up the reviews :) Great writing!

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