Today I have a comparison for you.
L'Oreal's Party Hop and Sinful Colors Purple Diamond.
I bought Purple Diamond because it looked really cool in the bottle, but was really unimpressed with it's sheerness. It does not look like it does in the bottle.
And then I got Party Hop, on sale, thinking, "hey, this is a cool purple, I don't have anything like this."
And then I put it on, realized how sheer it was, remembered Purple Diamond, and got disappointed.
This is Party Hop. It looks decent in photos, mostly because the flash lights up the shimmer. But it does not really look this good in person.
See? Very sheer.
And this is Purple Diamond. Again, the flash makes it appear less sheer, but do not be fooled.
Purple Diamond is a more vibrant shade, but it is a bit more sheer than the other.
The swatches are four coats.
So as you might know, layering this kind of polish is better. But these ones don't layer that nicely.
Party Hop, Purple Diamond. Over white, purple, and black.
I thought it would be more visible over black but it was pretty lackluster.
I like it over white but it would probably be hard to get a non-streaky result.
Over purple it can give you a cool effect too - which I showed in this post where I used Purple Diamond to try to create my own version of a Zoya polish.
Do you need both of these polishes? Absolutely not.
Unfortunately I accidentally ended up with both.
Today I am going on another swatch marathon I think. :)