Comparison: MAC Bad Fairy and OPI The Show Must Go On
One of the big questions this fall has been whether OPI TSMGO from the Burlesque collection is a dupe for the very hyped MAC Bad Fairy from the Venomous Villains collection. Well, I finally got my grubby paws on both of them, and here are my comparison pics. They are taken under indoors lighting.
They both have the foily finish and the duochrome gold flash, but they are not dupes.
The OPI is red-pink, while the MAC is more burgundy in its base color. I have to say that I prefer the OPI for a number of reasons. First, I like the bright color of the OPI better, but that’s just my taste. However, the OPI needs 2-3 coats to be opaque, while the MAC needs 4-5, and with the OPI bottle containing 15 ml and the MAC only 10 ml, you can get a lot more manis out of the OPI. The price of the MAC is also way higher for a lot less polish.
Lastly, the MAC brush is just tragic. My brush had a lot of stray hairs, and I’ve heard that a lot of other people have recieved weird brushes with their BF as well. It’s moppy and hard to use, while the OPI brush is divine as usual. I can’t say anything about the wear of the MAC, because I’ve only swatched it, but the OPI has lasted for days on me without any chips so far.
I have to say, if you’re not super crazy about the color of MAC Bad Fairy, get the OPI instead. It’s a better deal all over, and I don’t think the MAC lives up to the hype at all.
Thanks for looking!