Lippmann Superstar vs Wet n Wild Cougar Attack

Just in time for HALLOWEEN this month I have a new vs. post for you!

This time it’s Deborah Lippmann Superstar vs. Wet n Wild Cougar Attack.

A lot of people made the comment wondering how close these two were going to be as soon as they saw my Wet n Wild swatches. Very fair question because in fact they are really similar.

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Superstar, Cougar Attack

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Wet n Wild Cougar Attack on pointer & ring, Deborah Lippmann Superstar on middle & pinky

Both of these polishes are basically copper glitter floating in a brown base.

Now in this post I mentioned that Superstar looked kind of like a rose gold glitter. Now that I look again I am thinking no way, it’s definitely copper. I think to my eye it registered as rose gold because I was comparing it to a very orange, orange.

Anyway as similar as they look, there are some really small differences, but they can be pretty hard to find.

Superstar has a slightly darker brown base and actually covers really nicely in just two coats. Cougar Attack’s base is more watery and sheer and a lighter brown. I also feel I need three coats to get it completely opaque.

Superstar has a bit more glitter per brush swipe than Cougar Attack does also. It’s really not THAT noticeable, but it’s there. Especially when comparing just two DL coats to WnW three coats.

The glitter in them appears to be pretty much the same size and shape, so no difference there. Both feel slightly gritty to the touch until you add a top coat.

Superstar seems to dry a tiny bit faster also, but again that could be because I only need two coats.

Of course the most glaring difference between the two will be the pricing. Superstar is $18.00 for .50 oz and Cougar Attack is $1.99 for .46 oz. Wet n Wild is available in the US in drug stores, but as you know sometimes they can be REALLY hard to find, so it might actually be easier to get a-hold of Superstar!

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Wet n Wild Cougar Attack on pointer & ring, Deborah Lippmann Superstar on middle & pinky

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Wet n Wild Cougar Attack on pointer & ring, Deborah Lippmann Superstar on middle & pinky

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Deborah Lippmann Superstar on middle, Wet n Wild Cougar Attack on pointer

The Verdict:

I think these are so close that for most people they would be considered dupes. You can only see the differences if you look really, really hard or you are a hardcore nail fanatic.

The Winner:

I love Deborah Lippmann polish and bottle shape but for the money savings alone, I have to say that Cougar Attack wins this one for me.

What do you think? Can you see the differences? Which would you choose?

-Kelly

Written by Kelly
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