So I immediately jumped at buying Racer Brown. A beautiful taupey brown with a subtle silver frost. And it was love at first swatch. It looked so nice against my skin tone. And I constantly had compliments whenever I wore it. The head cheerleader even became my friend after I manicured her nasty talons with it. She in turn introduced me to my Senior crush who became my Senior boyfriend for a magical two months (ha!). What more can you ask for from a lightly frosted brown nail polish?
|Afterthoughts - Racer Brown, no topcoat|
It is now old and the formula lacks what it once was. Its now stringy and streaky and smells funny. I even tried to salvage it by thinning it and I have yet to be successful. I still cannot part with it. I almost did this past April during Zoya's Earth Day Exchange. Almost.
So when I saw the posts of Quartz, I thought I had found my long awaited Racer Brown doppelganger.
|Afterthoughts - Racer Brown, Chanel - Quartz, Sephora by OPI - Already Famous|
As you can see from this above picture, Already Famous is much more gold and obviously more shimmery than Quartz. I have to say that the swatch on the pinky is not at all what the color looks like. On the pinky it looks out right gold, it is not. Swatch on middle finger is more true to its color.
|Left - Chanel Quartz, Right - Sephora by OPI Already Famous|
And of course you have Racer Brown on the Thumb which sticks out, well, like a sore thumb. HA!
But I absolutely love Quartz. It's a lovely shade that seems to love my skin tone. And the formula was great. Completely opaque in two coats! But I will predict, come fall, we will see a lot more options for dupes on this one.
And for those of you wondering, no I haven't swatched Peridot yet. It's so pretty in the bottle that I'm afraid to use it all up. :-)