Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The staple nude and a Tom Ford dupe

Over LFW I was interning at the Fashion Monitor Beauty Lounge. It was a beauty blogger's dream - blow dry stations, pop up tanning booths and macaroons everywhere - all thrown into the most beautiful suite at The May Fair hotel. There were also two manicurists on hand all week to lacquer on some of the most popular Rococo nail polishes. 

So as soon as there was a bit of a lull I snuck in to have my nails done and picked Rococo Lab Nude 6.0 £12.00, It went on smooth and evenly in two coats and a week later I still had minimal chips. Needless to say I ended up buying the polish myself and painting it on as soon as it arrived. But as obsessed as I was buy this shade, there was still a different nude calling my name - Tom Ford Sugar Dune £26.00. But after a little peruse of the Tom Ford counter, I made a pretty amazing discovery. Dupe alert!!

The two shades are verrrrrrry, very similar with the Rococo polish being just a smidgen darker and less pink toned. But they both have that flattering mix of beige and pink that makes the shade a total winner. The Tom Ford polishes get great reviews especially when it comes to their lasting power, but like I said the Rococo shade performs really well too. Both polishes are also '3-free,' meaning they don't contain dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene and formaldehyde.

Here's Rococo Lab Nude 6.0 next to two of my other favourite nudes. Lab Nude 6.0 feels like a mix of the two, with the cool tones of Essie Sand Tropez £7.99 mixed with the pink undertone of OPI Dulce De Leche £12.00. There are a whole host of shades in the Rococo Lab Nude range, with the ethos being a nude polish to suit every skin tone. 

Although I found the brush a liiitle on the thin side, applying the polish was still super easy as the formula is kinda self-levelling and was opaque in two coats. I also found each coat to dry super quick and again, the wear time is great. So if you've been eyeing up Sugar Dune from Tom Ford, I'd definitely recommend picking up Rococo Lab Nude 6.o instead. What do you think of this nude? 

Sandy x 


  1. Your right they both do look very similar. I love a nude coloured nail, can't go wrong with it.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

  2. On The Dressing Table6 March 2014 at 17:20

    ding ding ding *dupe alert*!! Soo similar! i actually think i prefer the Rococo although there's really not much in it. I haven't seen these polishes anywhere, will have to have a look online for them. To be honest you could stick anything on your perfect nails and i'd be sold! :) xx

  3. I love nude nails too, especially when they're slightly longer! xx

  4. For the price I definitely prefer the Rococo ;) They're sold at most online places.. Space NK, look fantastic, feel unique, - which is where I got mine I think! My nails are a flakey mess at the moment D: need to find something to sort them out! xx

  5. That's a really lovely colour Sandy!! Love a good dupe.

    I am staying at the Mayfair in June. I have stayed there a few times for work but it's for pleasure this time :D xx
    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  6. Such a good dupe! Your nails look lovely :)

  7. That's a pretty colour. I love nude nail polishes. x

  8. That's amazing, I would love to stay there! I was very tempted to hide under the bed while everyone left for the day haha. xx

  9. Thanks Georgi! xx

  10. Me too - have far too many! xx


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