Welcome to Cheap Polish Tuesday where we explore and discover polishes that are found on sale or regular price for $5 or less! (I should really have that copied and pasted by now but I am still typing it all out. And I am typing this live because I am bad at scheduling posts!) Today I've got another one from Urban Outfitters. Each polish is priced regular at $6 but there is an ongoing promotion where you can buy 2 polishes for $8, which definitely sneaks these polishes into Cheap Polish Tuesday.
So today I've got Urban Outfitters Sea Dust, which is an alleged dupe of Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream. From the bottle, it looked like a possibility, but when I wore it, I am just unsure. Sea Dust is a shimmer glitter mixture of seafoam green, with blue teal glitters. It has very foil-like tendencies. Formula wise, it applied nicely however the polish was VERY sheer. So sheer you can see where my nail's free edge begins. I'm not really a fan of that. Admittedly, Mermaid's Dream is in my untrieds (sorry!), but from all the swatches I've seen, it looks a whole lot grittier on the finish with a lot more dimension. Anyway, here's Urban Outfitters Sea Dust with three coats, no top coat:
I am not really a fan. I am a little disappointed in how sheer it is, and how flat it falls because there's no real dimension and I think the foil finish is overwhelming. I decided to test it as a topper over OPI Black Onyx. Here's one coat of Urban Outfitters Sea Dust over top of two coats of OPI Black Onyx:
Anyway, maybe I am being too hard on this polish because I was expecting something else. If you wanted a "finer" version of Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream, this might be your winner. I wouldn't call them dupes but I'll do an official comparison soon. Eventually. I tried to find out if Urban Outfitters polishes are 3 Free, but unfortunately I can't find a confirmation.
What do you think of Sea Dust? Do you think it's comparable to Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream?