Immortal Gold ($15 limited edition) is a new nail lacquer that was introduced with MAC's recent Posh Paradise collection. It reminded me a bit of Chanel's Fall 2011 shade Peridot ($25) and Butter London's Wallis ($14 originally a Nordstrom exclusive, but now available at Butter London.com), so I pulled them out to do a little comparison.
From left to right: Wallis, Peridot, and Immortal Gold shown above with one coat. Although it's hard to tell here, Wallis has a sheer black base. Peridot's formula provides a more even and smooth application, with finer shimmer particles than those in Immortal Gold.
As you can see above Wallis is by far the darkest of these. Its shimmer really stands out in contrast to its darker base. The Butter London formula went on smoothly and dried without any streaks.
Peridot is a burnished gold that has a unique, blue-green duochrome that is not present in Immortal Gold. Next to Peridot, Immortal Gold comes across as more yellow toned and brassy, and has a slightly more streaky, metallic finish. Yes, these two are definitely different enough to justify having both, but if you already own Peridot you might not "need" Immortal Gold because they have the same general sort of look when worn. Perhaps only a polish aficionado would appreciate the differences in them. After all, how many antique golds does a girl really need in her nail color wardrobe? (Apparently, in my case, one just wasn't enough!) I think any of these three would look especially beautiful for a dressy, night-time occasion.
At this angle, in low light, you can really see the blue-green duochrome in Peridot
Left to right: Immortal Gold, Peridot, Wallis
In flash lighting: Wallis, Peridot, Immortal Gold
In low indoor lighting: Immortal Gold, Peridot, Wallis
These colors gave me the "lobster hands" effect,
-- either that or the 95 degree heat outside! :)
If lizards make you squeamish you may want to skip this next part... ;)
Got this little trinket box at a gift shop on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables (Florida) many years ago
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