You’ll find both of them gracing the shelves of the finest nail salons in the world but when it comes to best range of colours, chip resistance, anti-fading, drying times and all those other important factors, just which of these nail goliaths comes out on top? We’ve put them head-to-head to find out:
Since both brands are used by professional nail technicians and nail salons, both boast a pretty impressive range of colours. At the moment, CND Vinylux comes in more than 70 different shades but this is dwarfed by OPI Lacquer’s whopping range of 250 colours.
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Of course, all nail art fans know that it’s not just colour that matters so which brand has the best effects polishes? CND has lots of pearlescent glimmering shades and metallic polishes while OPI offers up several pretty glitter polishes but it’s OPI’s very impressive Gwen Stefani Don’t Speak Pure 18k Gold top coat that just pips CND to the post.
OPI 2 – 0 CND
OPI promises to last ‘up to one week’ but does have lots of accompanying accessories such as top coats and base coats, and even the RapiDry Spray (great for manicures in a hurry) to make its shades last. CND, however, boasts a solid 7 days of wear without all of the prep and fuss. CND’s Vinylux also gets more chip resistant with exposure to sunlight whereas some OPI users have complained of peeling near the end of wear time. Eek!
OPI 2 – 1 CND
Often one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing a polish, cost can’t be left out of the equation. The average OPI lacquer retails at about £11.95 (or £8.35 if you know where to look!) whereas CND Vinylux will only set you back £7.90. A clear winner.
OPI 2 – 2 CND
Looks like there’s a straight tie between the world’s two favourite polish giants! If you need help making a choice though, we’d say go for OPI if you like to wear ever-changing polishes in loads of different colours and CND if you like classic, long-wearing shades that will care for your nails. Easy