Nail Polish Comparison - Four Shades Of Grey

2.08.2014

I am pretty sure you can acquire all fifty nail polishes with different grey hues if you want..
I only have four.
(Some might say "what, you have FOUR grey nail polishes?", but I would calmly repeat, "it's ONLY four.")

Subtle difference of colors and undertones in makeup always fascinates me, and I believe this is why we all have tens of different taupe eyeshadows and pink blushes.
Plus now we all have these evolved super-eyes that can distinguish all the color differences in the world, right? ;)


Grey nail polishes
(L to R)
Zoya Dove
Zoya Harley
Essie Chinchilly
Essie Playa Del Platinum


I suppose I have more but I decided to exclude the ones with equal parts of brown and grey - aka "taupe", because that should deserve a dedicated post on its own.
I am astounded to see how different each color looks and even not-so-grey in the picture because, they all look plain grey in real life even to the "normal" people's eyes.

Zoya Dove is a lovely creme grey with neutral undertones. It looks particularly pretty on longish nails.
Zoya Harley is a grey with lavender shimmer and perfect for spring.
Essie Chinchilly is a medium grey with purple undertones. Interesting it shows up more purple on my nails than on others.
Essie Playa Del Platinum is a pale grey with green undertone, which reminds me of linen and breezy summer day.




I do love grey nail polishes and think the color is perfectly transitional between seasons, but I have always wondered if I have too many similar shades in my polish stash.
Now I can clearly see that is not the case and breathe easy with lesser guilt.

(Taupe, I am not so sure about, so let me get on with it soon and we will find out! :))


Do you like grey nail polishes?
Which one is your favorite?




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36 comments

  1. Hey Lena, what a lovely stash of gray nail polishes! I enjoy gray on others, but on my skin tone it could go really wrong. The only gray nail polish I own is Chanel Frenzy, which is a "nude" that I really enjoy. Other than that, I am a total newbie!

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    1. Thanks, Sunny. ;)
      I understand what you mean. Some grey polishes could look quite harsh on my hands, too!
      "Nude grey" sounds very nice. I will check out Chanel Frenzy. :)

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    1. Thank you. I love them all. :)

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  3. I love grey polishes! I think it's my fave colour for nails. Really love Zoya Harley on you!

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    1. Grey polishes can make a statement without being too strong!
      I am still all about the dark colors now but will be sporting Harley a lot this spring. :)

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  4. I really like grey nail polishes!! they are my weak points :p
    Essie chincilly reminds me of one nail polish I have from Artdeco, but I can't recall which number..
    Zoya Dove is my fave out of 4 ^^

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    1. I think Essie Chinchilly definitely has claimed it's classic status. I find it flattering on anyone. :)
      Zoya Dove is a softer clean grey and can be a great alternate to beige.

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  5. I love all of those colors! they are so pretty. I am such a Essie fan!

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    1. Essie is my favorite nail polish brand, too! :)

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  6. It's so hard to pick a favorite of all of these. I have chinchilly and love it to bits though!

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    1. Chinchilly is such a great shade! It actually works all year around. :)

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  7. LOL i have soo many colors that are duplicates in both my nailpolish and lippie collection ~le sigh...just cant stop buying!! i LOVE Zoya Dove and essie Chinchilly both are gorgeous!! lately i'm into greyish/creamy polishes i'm still looking for the perfect army green with creamy finish. Essie has one that caught my eye

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    1. Ooh, army green is a difficult color for me to pull off but I find it beautiful on others.
      How about Essie Sew Psyched? It is not a cream polish but very interesting and pretty! :)

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  8. I like gray! I think I had Zoya Dove but I don't think I have it any more. I don't think I have a nice gray right now, actually!

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    1. Oh, that should be fixed, right? ;)
      I'm actually looking to buy a good spring nail collection. Spring is usually the time I buy a whole nail collection. ;)

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  9. i've been wanting chinchilly for the longest time! lol. i should just buy it already..

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    1. Do it! (haha)
      No, seriously it is a must in any nail wardrobe. ;)

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  10. I love love love the Dove color and Chinchilly. I need to try Zoya, I heard they're a great brand.

    May from La Vie En May

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    1. Zoya is my favorite nail polish brand next to Essie. They apply and wear great for a big 3 brand and colors are always unique and gorgeous! :)

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  11. My favorites are Zoya Harley and the Essie one. I love that almost lilac like shimmer in Harley and the Essie one I really just like the cool tone slate shade. The first Zoya is a bit too light and slightly yellow for my liking! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sure. My pleasure!
      They are all unique and pretty but Chinchilly has to be my favorite as well. :)

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  12. I love grey polishes and I have Chinchilly. I have a steel grey one from Revlon but I'm not liking it that much. I might have to take a close look at Playa Del Platinum. Looks like something I'll like :-)

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    1. I am with you, Lily! I find steel grey hard to wear especially in shimmery finish.
      Playa Del Platinum is very airy and easy to wear. It is from a summer collection, too! :)

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  13. Chinchilly has got to be my favourite of the bunch, followed closely by Playa Del Platinum.

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    1. There is something about creamy grey polishes, isn't it? :)

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  14. oh my gosh, i went crazy looking for a dove gray several years ago! finally found one from rescue beauty lounge. think it was concrete jungle. i also got a darker gray called stormy. so i love all of these shades. i used to love the dove/concrete grays then, but now i like mauve-y ones like chinchilly.

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    1. Oh, Concrete Jungle is a cult favorite! I wanna get my hands on it too!
      I think grey with purple/mauve undertones are my favorites as well. ;D

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  15. I have no grey nail polish. I must remedy that situation immediately, and Essie Chinchilly looks like a good candidate. Thanks for the review!

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    1. LOL. I'm glad you've decided to fix the situation!
      Chinchilly is a beautiful choice. ;)

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  16. I have Chinchilly on my nails right now! Love gray polishes! ;)
    Harley wears really pretty on your nails, must check it out!

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    1. Haha Chinchilly must be really popular! Everyone seems to have one. ;)
      Yeah, Harley is very pretty and perfect for spring!

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  17. I'm not huge on pure grey polishes (like concrete grey) but I LOVE dove grey or purplish-greys (my fav). I wish Essie Chinchilly was more purple and lighter on me, it always looks very dark and murky :p

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    1. Oh, concrete grey is hard! My favorite is also something with purple undertones.
      Chinchilly seems to be a chameleon cause it shows darker on my nails, too! ;)

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  18. Dove is so soft and pretty! I'm really trying not to buy nail polish right now but I look at a post like this and immediately want them all. ;O

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    1. It is a very demure and sophisticated shade. I love it too!
      We exchange lemmings. A fair deal, if you ask me. ;p

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