; Plisherrific: Potential Dupe - NYX Girls Dorothy for Deborah Lippman Ruby Red Slippers

Jan 30, 2012

Potential Dupe - NYX Girls Dorothy for Deborah Lippman Ruby Red Slippers

Hello hello! Today we have a potential dupe for Deborah Lippman Ruby Red Slippers! Not only are Lippman polishes priced on the slightly dearer side, it's a bit more difficult to get your hands on them especially here in Australia. Lucky for us, we have NYX Girls Dorothy attempting to fill that gap in our lives (and for only $1.99, our wallets too)... Let's take a look!

[Bottle to nail: NYX Girls Dorothy]
Both Ruby Red Slippers and Dorothy contain small and large hexagonal red glitter in a black jelly base.

[Base: Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine in Glossy; Ring finger: NYX Girls Dorothy (2 coats)]
You get great depth the more layers of a jelly you apply but I decided to use a blackened red (Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine in Glossy) as a base colour to set off the red glitter more.

[NYX Dorothy: One and two coat comparisons over Sally Hansen Glossy]
I then put two coats of NYX Dorothy on and snapped the differences between each layer. I really love the richness of the red against the black!

[Close-up: NYX Dorothy (2 coats)]
Here's a close up of the polish - unfortunately I didn't have any good macro shots but you can sort of tell that each additional jelly layer adds depth to the glitter; you can really see that some are deeper in the layers of varnish!

[NYX Dorothy: 2 coats over Sally Hansen Glossy]
I reckon it's an excellent dupe that's much easier to acquire, and for a much cheaper price. It's shiny and sexy, what more could you ask for? =)

I don't own the Deborah Lippman to compare directly with but the wonderful Kelly from Vampy Varnish did a great dupe comparison between Ruby Red Slippers and Wet n' Wild Behind Closed Doors. WnW Behind Closed Doors is another excellent dupe and is of course also priced at an irresistible $1.99 to boot.


  1. Wow!!! I do love a good DL dupe ;) Where did you pick this one up from? :)

    1. I managed to get it from Cherry Culture when it came back in stock. I believe Beauty Joint also stocks it (check out our sidebar for links) but if not, there are also plenty of sellers on eBay selling the entire NYX range!