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Today another reader request from awhile back: Deborah Lippmann Superstar vs China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y.

Sidenote: Can you believe that Halloween is practically right around the corner already? Never too early to start planning! ๐Ÿ™‚

In the bottle these two colors don’t really look very similar other than the fact that they are both orange-y glitters floating in dark base colors. But once I had them on side by side, I was a little surprised that they looked more similar than suspected.

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China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y. Deborah Lippmann Superstar

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China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y. Deborah Lippmann Superstar

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Deborah Lippmann Superstar on pointer & ring, China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y on middle & pinky

Superstar is a rose-gold glitter with a deep brown base. It does tend to look like orange glitter until you put it next to an actual orange glitter, then you definitely see more of a rose gold color. The base color is fairly dark and the glitter is jam-packed in there. It’s a thicker polish.ย  I feel like the glitter stays together better with this one also, meaning you don’t get sparse pieces of glitter near the cuticle, if that makes sense. You only need two coats to get complete nail coverage with this one.

Ick-A-Bod-Y is an orange glitter with a black base. The glitter is the same size as Superstar and basically they have the same amount of glitter in them. Both are HEAVILY glittery. The base isn’t as opaque as Superstar and I needed three coats to get more coverage. It feels like a “looser” glitter than Superstar. The glitter is very obviously orange also, it looks more Halloween-y than Superstar.

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Deborah Lippmann Superstar on pointer & ring, China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y on middle & pinky

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China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y on middle & Deborah Lippmann Superstar on pointer

See what I meant on Ick-A-Bod-Y about the glitter being “looser” near my cuticle? You see individual glitter pieces that aren’t lumped in with the rest, whereas Superstar all kinda stays together.

Verdict:

These do have a lot of similarities but definite differences also. Most definitely not dupes for each other. Ick-A-Bod-Y looks like more of a Halloween color, but you could wear Superstar on Halloween and it would be perfect. Not to say you can’t wear them any other time though!

Winner:

This is a hard one for me because I love both of them. I think Superstar wins out just slightly because I love rose gold.

Which is your preference?

-Kelly

Written by Kelly
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