And I’m not talking about Mr. Grey! Who needs him when you have polish, right? No, I have been wanting to do this post for a while. And since the Fifty Shades of Grey collection was just released by OPI, I figured now would be a very good time. I have been searching for the perfect grey colour for years, but I never seem to exactly remember how the colour I see somewhere compares to one I already have, or to the idea of the ‘perfect grey’ in my head. To me, the perfect grey is a combination of purely black and white, and not too dark. But most of the greys I stumble upon are greiges (grey with a brown undertone) or greys with a blue undertone…
So, I thought why not make a comparison of four different greys that I own, so others can compare the colours as well? I do not own any polishes of the Fifty Shades of Grey collection, but swatches of those are obviously all over the Internet.
As seen on the photos below, the Essie polishes are clearly brown-based, whereas the KBSHimmer polish is blue-based. Urban Jungle is maybe even more of a nude than a grey, but I just wanted to show the difference with the others. Master Plan and Chinchilly are very much alike, but Chinchilly is just a little darker. My Life’s Porpoise is not very dark or very light, but looks very blue in comparison to the others. On its own, it seems a lot more grey.
My favourite of these four is definitely My Life’s Porpoise. Although it clearly has a blue undertone, it is exactly as light as I like it to be. Nevertheless, my quest for the perfect grey continues..