Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Clarins 230 Comparison

I was recently gifted BeYu 209 and Max Factor Fantasy Fire by a dear sweet friend of mine - Kristy. If you don't know about her lemming-inducing blog, click here. You're welcome.

I decided to do a little comparison since both of these are a little easier/cheaper to get than The Pee.

Here they are swatched at one, two and three coats.




Opacity: Clarins 230 is the sheerest needing at least three coats while the BeYu is most opaque--you could definitely get away with just two. Fantasy Fire is a little more opaque than 230 but also looks best at three coats.
Colour: Compared to 230, the BeYu is very red while Fantasy Fire is very blue.
Shimmer: 230 has the most duochrome shimmer followed by Fantasy Fire and then BeYu 209 which has the least.
Overall: I think they are all very pretty but 230 is still my sweet baby :)


A few more pictures? From index to pinky: Clarins, BeYu, Max Factor, Clarins




31 comments:

  1. I feel like if you're comparing them (Because they're considered dupes in terms of effect)...it would have made sense to include a picture with black underwear :D Otherwise, all 3 look delicious. I don't think any of them are easy to find in NYC though lol

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  2. Thanks Pryanka! I didn't want to layer them. I guess this comparison is more for seeing the differences in terms of colour.
    I've seen a couple of comparisons where they were layered and you really couldn't tell how similar or different they were because they were put over black.

    So... I guess that's kind of my logic. Haha! :)

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  3. Yeah it makes sense...they have differently tinted bases but its only if you layer that you can call them even close to dupes. Otherwise, they're totally different (and gorgeous). I think I like Fantasy Fire the most, probably because I don't have that shade of purple in my collection yet.

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  4. Fantastic comparison post, I love the base colour of Fantasy Fire best but yeah the shift on the Clarins is pretty unbeatable

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  5. *squee* I have FF but I now have Beyu 209 & Da Pee coming to me in the mail!!!

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  6. Wow, FF is really nothing like 230 is it?  Thanks heaps Stef!

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  7. I'm glad I picked up FF now! It's heaps different to 230. Thanks for this!

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  8. This is a great comparison! Thanks! I didn't actually realise FF was that different to 230 but it is! I want them all :(

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  9. Useful comparison, quick, simple and effective, thanks :>

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  10. Great comparison. I recently got a bottle of Beyu for a swap and will try to snatch one of Fantasy Fire for me. 

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  11. cool comparison... they all look pretty!

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  12. I have no chance in owning any of these but I loveeeeeeee drooling over swatches!

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  13. But what does it look like if you layer BeYu over FF?

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  14. Marketta - Pink Polish AddictFebruary 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Oooh thanks for this comparison! I missed Beyu and Clarins, but I was able to score FF and I think that I am good with just that one although the others are great! I found one of your pictures on Instagram and I had it removed (watermark cropped out and all) by notifing them of the original source and post (Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd), I tweeted you but I don't think you got it.  Off subject lol, but these swatches are great :o)

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  15. Unbeatable is right. My precioussssssss.... :)

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  16. Yeah... they're surprisingly different no?

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  17. That's because they are. LMAO

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  18. *strokes beaard* Interesting. Very interesting..... must investigate

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  19. OH wow. Thanks Marketta! Yeah... I'm not very active on twitter at all. That's incredibly nice for you to do. Thanks for letting me know!

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  20. I was thinking the same thing! Except, I would suggest the BeYu topped with FF, since it's more sparkly/duochromey? That *might* be closer to an approximation of "the Pee" :)

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  21. Marketta - Pink Polish AddictMarch 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    No problem! She also stole one from Ivana and Karrine from Neglelakkmani :o( but all are down now :o)

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  22. 0MgStef!!11!! 1 LuV u!!!11! lyk s0 much!  <<333// 
    The clarins collection is SOO KOOLLL!!! 
    I totes luv it!!!
    UR DA BESTTT!! 

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  23. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

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