Messy Wands has already discussed this topic in detail and I pretty much echo her sentiments. I would still like to stick to collecting the kaleidoscopes and I’m entering this “hobby” knowing full well that I will encounter dupes. Having said that, I will be very very sad and disappointed if they release an exclusive, limited edition kaleidoscope that is made up of entirely dupes. Now that’s a different story. *crossing fingers*
Anyway…somebody asked me on Facebook if I found dupes on the newly released Neiman Marcus Northbrook exclusive (therefore limited edition) Oak St. Beach Kaleidoscope. That question triggered this post. As of this post, I own 12 eye, 2 combo, 1 blush and 1 lip kaleidoscope. I am not an expert nor a professional anything (that is remotely related to beauty). What I can do is take pictures and swatches and compare them to the best of my ability. Okay, enough talking, here goes…
comparing first shade on Oak St. Beach
This shade on the OST and Penelope k-scope is very similar. The one on Le Cirque is more pink.
comparing second shade on Oak St. Beach
This shade on the OSB and SSH k-scope are very similar. The one on Le Cirque is a just a touch pink-er (I mean, just a teeny tiny bit pinker). At first glance all three are similar.
comparing third shade on Oak St. Beach
This shade on both k-scope are exactly alike. It doesn’t exactly show that in this picture but I can say with certainty that these two are the same.
lastly, the bottom shade
These shades are all different as you can tell. After all these, I am still in love with that beautiful jeweled teal from the Oak St. Beach Kaleidoscope.
Being a “researcher” by heart, I couldn’t help but “investigate” when asked such a question. Having done this has made me sad. I expect more from a company that produces beauty and skin care products of exceptional quality. I do hope that they take notice that a lot of people are noticing the dupes and mindful of these issues every time a new kaleidoscope comes out. Like I said, I would still like to continue to collect because I find joy in looking at all these beautiful colors. Just a little disheartened, is all 😦
My bottom line: That last shade was the deciding factor for me. I believe this is really a personal choice. One has to take note that this kaleidoscope is made with customers of Neiman Marcus Northbrook in mind. If you have lots of k-scope like myself, you might think twice about this purchase especially if money is an issue. If you’re new to the brand and looking for the right purchase, then this kaleidoscope is a perfect first purchase as an introduction to the brand.
To all looking for answers to the question “is there any dupes in this kaleidoscope?”, I hope you found the answer in this post.
Have a good day everyone!