Saturday, January 12, 2013

OPI Euro Centrale - Comparisons

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great start to the weekend. I've come down with a cold so I'm not doing much this weekend, luckily it's just the first week of the semester so there's not a lot that I'm missing out on. Today I've compiled some comparisons of a few of the colours from the new Euro Centrale collection by OPI. Unfortunately I don't have my entire stash with me, as many of my followers know I recently moved across the country and only brought around 50 polishes. That said, I think I was still able to come up with some great comparisons - let's check them out!
So first up we have OPI You're Such a BudaPest vs. OPI Do You Lilac It? Here you can see that the new polish from the Euro Centrale collection leans much more periwinkle, while the other is a true purple. No dupes here! I can definitely justify owning both... how about you?

Once again, OPI You're Such a BudaPest on the left and OPI Do You Lilac It? on the right.

Next up are some comparisons of OPI Can't Find my Czechbook. I thought that this would be easy to dupe, but at least in my personal collection I couldn't find anything that was exactly the same. 

As you can see, OPI Fly is quite a bit darker than OPI Can't Find My Czechbook and China Glaze For Audrey is much too pale.

China Glaze For Audrey vs. OPI Can't Find My Czechbook vs. OPI Fly

On the left we have OPI Eurso Euro, in the middle we have an old classic OPI Dating a Royal, and on the far right stands OPI I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw. I hope it's clear in the photo, but if not just know that Dating a Royal is much lighter and creamier than either of these two shades.

Here we have OPI Ski Teal We Drop on the left and OPI I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw on the right. I was positive that these were going to be dupes, or at least ridiculously similar, but again I don't think they're that close at all! Ski Teal We Drop is much greener than the Euro Centrale polish.

See what I mean? Again, I can justify owning both polishes because I don't consider them dupes. For people who don't hoard polishes though you may be able to get away with only having one of these. Maybe.

Alright, from left to right I've got: OPI A Roll in the Hague, OPI Call Me Gwen-ever, OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours, OPI Red Lights Ahead...Where?, and OPI The Thrill of Brazil. On the nails I only chose to compare the middle three, but I wanted to show you all five to give you a night spectrum.

So as you can see these three polishes are very similar but they're definitely not dupes. As expected, Call ME Gwen-ever is much too orange. While My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours is a red, it looks orangey compared to OPI Red Lights Ahead...Where? I'm not sure if I needed a shade that fits perfectly between these two shades that were released in 2012, but they all have a great formula and if you're looking for one I would recommend any of these.

Here's a flash picture just to illustrate my point: not dupes, but pretty close to the untrained eye!

 I opted to just do a comparison of bottle shots for the next couple of polishes because they're not close at all.
Here's OPI Don't Touch My Tutu on the left, OPI My Vampire is Buff in the middle, and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on the right. As you can see, OPI My Vampire is Buff is definitely not white and is more of an eggshell neutral. Gorgeous.

OPI Vant to Bite my Neck? vs. OPI Funky Dunkey. Clearly Funky Dunkey is substantially lighter and creamier than the Euro Centrale polish. These will both be great to have in my collection to do nail art with.

OPI Suzi's Hungary AGAIN! vs. OPI If You Moust, You Moust. The Minnie Mouse themed polish is much more blue-toned while the Euro Centrale polish leans to the warm side. I love them both.

I hope some of these comparisons gave you a better idea of where these colours lie in relation to some older nail polish colours. Do you have any polishes similar enough to these that will persuade you not to purchase any from the Euro Centrale collection? Can someone really ever have too many gorgeous OPI cremes?

Some of the products in this post were generously provided for review.


  1. I love Minnie Mouse color!

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  2. Great post, thanks for the comparisons!

  3. Great post!! So many of the Euro Centrale colours are calling to me...uh oh lol

  4. OMG!!! These nail colors are all so pretty. Love each and very color for it looks elegant and classy. Perfect for any occasion or season.

  5. Thanks for these comparisons, I will definitely be purchasing Can't Find My Czechbook, possibly You're Such A Budapest. The later reminds me of Borrowed and Blue or possibly Cocktail Bling by Essie. How close is the color of Eurso Euro to the color in the bottle? I always find that polishes end up being a shade or two darker on the nails.. is it actually a true medium/ dark blue?

    Also, I would love to see comparisons with all of the colors in the collection if you have time! :)


  6. I wonder how close OPI Suzi´s Hungary Again is to Chanel´s Fracas

  7. Thanks for comparing Fly and Czechbook. I figured they wouldn't be exact dupes, but still wanted to see how similar they are.

  8. Thank you... Very interesting.

  9. This is great! Do you have any idea how Suzy is Hungary again compares to Kiss me on my Tulips? Thanks!