Today, I have a blog post planned and written by Amber of the Lacquer Clones Swatching group on Facebook. Below, she has a Dupe Attack for two pretty soft Essie pinks: Guchi Muchi Puchi and Raise Awareness!
P.S.: Amber doesn't have a blog, but she does tweet. If you'd like to follow her on Twitter, head over to twitter.com/amberback .
Last October, when I walked into Ulta and saw Raise Awareness, limited edition, sitting on a Breast Cancer awareness month display, I just couldn’t help but grab it. It is the perfect light bubble gum pink color. Unfortunately, it takes 3-4 coats to really be opaque on the nail and over the past year I’ve used up almost half of the bottle. Eep! Luckily for me, I came across a sale at my local Trade Secret store… they had several, rather old-looking boxes of Essie polishes at 75% off! Not many of the colors stood out to me as something I needed but then I saw Guchi Muchi Puchi and thought it looked very familiar. Since it was nicely discounted, I grabbed it hoping it would be a good replacement for the discontinued Raise Awareness when I ran out.
A bottle shot with Guchi Muchi Puchi on the left and Raise Awareness on the right.
Another bottle shot.
One coat each of Muchi Puchi (left) and Raise Awareness (right)
Above is 1 coat of each. I think this view shows their differences best. Guchi Muchi Puchi (left) is a bit
lighter and softer than Raise Awareness (right).
Three coats each of Muchi Puchi (left) and Raise Awareness (right)
Above is 3 coats of each. Again, you can see that Raise Awareness (right) is a tad bit brighter and I also think leans a little bit cooler toned. I’d also like to mention that I prefer the formula of Guchi Muchi Puchi, but that could just be because my bottle of Raise Awareness has been well used over the past year.
Conclusion… not dupes! But I think they’re close enough that one could satisfy the need of the other. While both are discontinued, they can be found rather easily on Amazon.com.