Is NYX Advanced Salon Formula Enchanted Forest a dupe of Zoya Ivanka?
Here's my take on it!
Note: I haven't done much colour-correction to the swatch photos as they highlight the differences between the two polishes but the second-to-last pic shows what the swatches look like in real life, so check that out.
|[In the bottle: Zoya Ivanka and NYX Enchanted Forest]|
|Click for closeup! [In the bottle: NYX on left, Zoya on right]|
|[One coat: Zoya on index and ring, NYX on middle and pinky]|
|[Two coats: Zoya on index and ring, NYX on middle and pinky]|
|[Three coats: Zoya on index and ring, NYX on middle and pinky]|
|[Indirect sunlight: Zoya on index and ring, NYX on middle and pinky]|
And finally the direct sunlight pic below taken on my iPod while walking to work:
|[Direct sunlight: Zoya on index and ring, NYX on middle and pinky]|
If you're in it for the shiny factor, no losses here! Either will do for you. Enchanted Forest will do as a dupe for Ivanka in a pinch. If they weren't swatched side by side, I don't think anyone would be the wiser!
If you're in it for the opacity and green green greeeen sparkle of Ivanka though, you might have to consider the faint jelly hint and blue tinge in Enchanted Forest.
Pricewise, I purchased Zoya Ivanka for USD6.50, NYX Enchanted Forest cost about USD4 (plus just under 2 bucks in shipping) so to me the cost is pretty close for each... so personally I would pick Ivanka any time.
Granted, it is much much easier to source NYX rather than Zoya. Especially since Cherry Culture is now having 40% off NYX products till the 13th of November!
Hope this helps!!
edit:// Jme has posted her excellent comparison swatches of Zoya Charla and NYX Advanced Salon Formula Be Jeweled! Check it out!