Per reader request, tonight's comparison will be of KBShimmer Teal Another Tail and Indigo Bananas Immortal Game. Both are teal based polishes with strong gold to pink shift and holographic glitters, but, as you'll see below, they are quite different. If you'd like to see my first teal with pink flash comparison, look here. Oh, and while you're at it, check out the blue with pink flash post here!
was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review
purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. For more information, please see my
Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*
Let's start off with the similarities. As you can see, both polishes are teal based with strong pink to gold flash. They both contain a large particle shifting pigment with a bit of holographic glitter interspersed. Both only required three coats for full opacity, and they dried at the same pace without a topcoat - about 10 minutes. Photos holding Teal Another Tail are both polishes without topcoat. Photos holding Nina Ultra Pro Topcoat and those in the low light photos are both polishes with topcoat. The macros are both with topcoat. Click on the photos to enlarge them.
Let's take a look at each polish a little more closely now to check out their differences.
KBShimmer Teal Another Tail
Teal Another Tail leans more green on the teal spectrum than Immortal Game. It also has a brighter shift. If you look at the macro, you can see bits of black, as well, that's missing from Immortal Game. Also, Teal Another Tail dries with a matte, almost textured, finish. The texture doesn't rise to the level of Zoya Pixie Dusts or OPI Liquid Sands, but it's definitely a grittier finish than a normal matte. Even without a topcoat, you can see the shift and sparkle quite vividly. The holographic glitters in Teal Another Tail are actually quite a bit larger, and thus more noticeable, than those found in Immortal Game. With topcoat added, Teal Another Tail was just as glossy as Immortal Game.
Immortal Game leans more toward the blue side of the teal spectrum. The shift, while vibrant, isn't quite as strong as the shift in Teal Another Tail. The shifting particles are large in Immortal Game, too, but it doesn't cause the polish to get gritty. Immortal Game dries shiny and smooth. With topcoat, it's quite glossy. There are microscopic holographic glitters that you see only when the light hits them just right, but they are there. Immortal Game is also much less densely packed with the glass flecks/glitters/shifting particles than in Teal Another Tail, giving you a better view of the base color than with TAT.
You can see the biggest difference between them in the low light photos (yes, I used the sensual glow of the refrigerator once more). The green is more apparent in Teal Another Tail and the gold shifts stronger in Teal Another Tail as well. Immortal Game has fewer particles, which is why, in my opinion, the shift isn't as strong.
As you can see, in certain lights, they look very similar, but in others, they are quite different. I definitely think you could get away with owning both.
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*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*