I recently showed you my picks from the new Color Club Girl About Town fall 2013 collection (which you can see here) and I mentioned that The Uptown reminded me a bit of Nfu-Oh 51...so of course I had to do a Dupe Or No Dupe to see just how close they are. :)
Here they are in the bottle; seriously now:
|Nfu-Oh 51 vs. Color Club The Uptown|
Pretty darn similar. The color, the rainbow around the edge, the flakiness...Yeah. But...the true test is how they look on the nail...
On my index and ring fingers I have The Uptown (two coats), and on the middle and pinkie I have 51 (three coats):
|Color Club The Uptown vs. Nfu-Oh 51|
Okay, so pretty clearly we have a case of NO DUPE. Let's break it down:
- The Uptown has a much higher density of flakies. You could possibly get a dupe of this look with Nfu-Oh, but it would take 5-6 coats, minimum--ain't nobody got time for that. Plus, if you're using them as a topper over another color, you'd completely lose your base color if you put on that many coats.
- The purple seems to be a bit darker (and maybe more blue-based?) in the The Uptown than in 51.
- The look is a more delicate with the Nfu-Oh, so possibly better for glitter sammichs or the like.
- The Uptown covers completely with two coats, but you'd need three for the Nfu-Oh to be fully opaque with no VNL.
So, you could certainly justify owning both. But there is a possibly more interesting question here, since 51 has been discontinued. Is it worth hunting down one of the few remaining bottles of this flakie? If you prefer the less-dense effect and are willing to pay $12 a bottle for it (or more, since you may have to work to find it now), then, yes. But if you're okay with, or even prefer, the larger density of flakies, you can get The Uptown for about $3.00 through outlets like Head2Toe Beauty. And if you were in love with Nfu-Oh 51 and were depressed about the possibility that you might not be able to get it anymore, well, this is certainly a workable alternative. :)
Thanks for taking a look--hope this was helpful! Hugs and love,