Smackdown: Essie Pretty Edgy vs China Glaze Starboard

Pretty Edgy and Starboard are not dupes. Pretty Edgy is a vibrant spring green and Starboard is a darker green that is a smidge murky in tone. If you were wondering if they were alike - be at ease! You can now own both happily.

I realized I forgot to moisturize. Macro is so unforgiving.


kelliegonzo February 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM

i'm gonna go w/ starboard. it's a better formula and works better on my skintone i think :)

TINA February 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I own both and its such a lovely green <3, I totally agree, starboard is a tad bit darker. Great post.

Unknown February 14, 2011 at 11:49 AM

I already have pretty I can't wait to get Starboard. Lovely swatches. Thanks for sharing :)

Öykü February 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Thank you!

Rory February 14, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Thanks for this comparison. The main reason I didn't get Starboard was because I already had Pretty I must reconsider!

Cat February 14, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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Cat February 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Thanks for this. If you have it, would you please compare Don't Mess With OPI with Starboard? They seem to be very similar.

loodie loodie loodie February 14, 2011 at 6:28 PM

sweet, thanks!

LB February 15, 2011 at 3:24 AM

I don't own that OPI so I can't compare. Sorry!

Unknown February 15, 2011 at 10:21 AM

I have both, glad to see they aren't exact dupes as I haven't used either yet. I like Starboard a little more I think.

Ulmiel February 15, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Thanks for the comparison! I think I'll cut Pretty Edgy, they're pretty close, but Starboard looks better IMO.

Kellie December 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

I'm not a fan of yellow leaning greens like Starboard. Pretty Edgy on the other hand is more blue leaning and gorgeous!!

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