Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dupe Alert! - China Glaze Awakening and Zoya Shivon

China Glaze Awakening reminds me of Princess Leia in the Gold Bikini. There's this beautiful rose-red hue touched by a bronze gold shimmer. Perfect. I don't use it very often because it's a very hard to find polish and I feared using it up - until now.* Zoya Shivon is very nearly identical. It's a bit deeper so it's more like Princess Leia Kicking Ass in the Gold Bikini, if that makes any sense to anyone but me.

Bottle pics for you!

China Glaze Awakening and Zoya Shivon

In swatches, Shivon looks a touch deeper and the shimmer is not exactly the same as Awakening but they are dupes in my book. Both colors have that slightly violet undertone, that balance between pink and red like a rose gilded with gold around the edges. Perfect.

Here are side by side swatches with other pink/golds I own:


  1. China Glaze Awakening (a.k.a Princess Leia In the Gold Bikini)
  2. Zoya Shivon (a.k.a Princess Leia Kicking Ass in the Gold Bikini)
  3. Sinful Colors Shausha
  4. Zoya Ivy

* EDIT: I've Just been made aware that Awakening was made part of the Core Line. Apparently I have no need to fear anymore
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