Gelish Once Upon a Dream Fade Report & Comparisons
I reported that it appears that All Haile the Queen fades to a lighter shade of pink and is less lilac, and that She’s My Beauty fades to a more brown-ish color though it’s very subtle. After two days I did another test on all of the swatches. This time I applied a fresh coat of color in a diagonal across the tips of all of the swatches, cured and then applied a top coat and cured again. Here is what these two colors looked like after this process… I have to say that I may need to retract my statement about She’s My Beauty because I no longer notice much of a color difference. If there is a difference, it’s VERY VERY subtle… though All Haile the Queen has definitely faded. This is only a two-day test, so there is a possibility of further fading after wear of one to two weeks.
The other colors all held up well and I didn’t notice any color differences at all. You can see the line where I applied the fresh coat, but as I move these swatches around in the light there is no color difference, just the texture bump where the new polish is applied. Again, this is only a two day test, but most gel polishes that fade will show a difference within this timeframe.
So onto the next question… how do the new colors compare with existing ones? I compared Fairest of Them All with Sweet Morning Dew & Tiger Blossom, and it’s right in the middle of the two. It’s a couple shades darker than Sweet Morning Dew and a shade or two lighter than Tiger Blossom and also a little more coral.
And I put She’s My Beauty next to Mauvy Mauve. These two are actually fairly close, but She’s My Beauty is a little more brown-ish. Also Mauvy Mauve is one of the colors that’s only available in mini size. I would have liked to also compare these with Exhale, but I no longer own that color and couldn’t find my swatch of it.
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Here you can see that I put My One Blue Love next to Up in the Blue. My One Blue Love is the palest blue currently available in the Gelish line. Up in the Blue is a known fader and this swatch is old, so this is in it’s faded form.
A Mint of Spring looks a little more green in the photo above than it actually is, so here is another quick shot of these three.