The answer: they both are!
This post is a result of a comment left by one of my followers about my current mani. She stated that she has Gelish You Glare, I Glow and it was apparent that my camera did not capture the correct color. My first thought was, “well, unless my eyes are deceiving me, the color in the photo is exactly the color on my nails”. This got me thinking, so I did a Google image search and saw a big difference in the photos others were posting.
So, I grabbed my original Gelish mini I got from Sally’s and compared it to my new full size bottle and as you can see they are distinctly different shades. The original YGIG is deeper neon grape purple and the newer bottle is a more pink/purple neon. The new one is still very pretty but that’s not the point, is it? Is it too much to expect to get the same color with a repeat purchase?
Another reason for this post: I wanted everyone to know I always try to get the most accurate color in my photos (and if I can’t, I will let you know in the post) and if one person thought the picture was inaccurate I’m sure there were others that thought the same. This is to show why there is a such a difference in color.
This is a mani I did with the original mini YGIG:
And here is the current mani with the new full size bottle YGIG:
I really do not understand how Gelish can have so little quality control as to have this big of a discrepancy in color. And as of today, it’s not something I’ll worry about anymore as I will not be purchasing any more Gelish colors (I’ll continue to use their base as it is a good product). It’s just not worth the time, money or hassle, there are just too many issues with Gelish colors (fading, horrible formula with some colors, shrink back) that I don’t have with other gel polishes like LeChat and IBD.
So, farewell Gelish, I wish I could say it’s been fun :(.