Light Teal Swatches: Gelaze For Audrey, ibd Jupiter Blue & Fingerpaints Cool Blue Harmony
This is Gelaze For Audrey. For Audrey by China Glaze has always been my go-to blue in regular nail polish, so I was so excited to see it also released in their gel line. I wear this color on my toes all the time. When I was applying this polish I noticed that it seemed to have a bit of a grainy texture and I could see tiny flecks of darker pigments, but after curing and applying my top coat it’s not noticeable at all. I also experienced the shrink-back that all of the Gelaze polishes seem to have, which I remedy by flash curing.
This is ibd Jupiter Blue… it looks like the same exact color, but the bottle is different. I think Jupiter Blue might be just slightly lighter than For Audrey, but JUST ever so slightly. Even with the swatch sticks side-by-side I can barely tell (see the last pic on the page). So I definitely don’t see the need to own both of these colors, and ibd is less expensive and I didn’t have any shrink-back issues with it. Both swatches shown are three coats. The ibd shade may be slightly more sheer.
This is Fingerpaints Cool Blue Harmony. It’s a brighter light teal, and is really pretty and I didn’t have any application issues with it at all. I actually quite like the Fingerpaints brushes because they are thinner and it’s much easier to polish in the curves. I think the first picture shows the color slightly brighter than it actually is in real life.
Here’s a quick shot of my swatch sticks for these three colors so you can see them side-by-side. This is not totally color accurate and the colors appear more green than they actually are, but I wanted to show you how close ibd Just Jupiter and Gelaze For Audrey are to one another.