I found a dupe for Julep's Anne, duh, I come up with some cleaver titles..I know. :-P
When I saw Anne in my January Julep Maven box, Forever 21's Love & Beauty-Purple came to mind.
I couldn't remember if I gave my "purple" (L&B's titles are just about cleaver as mine..haha) away or not.
*I had to make room for all my new polishes...addicted much?*
I did NOT give it away, so I compared and this is what I found...
Julep's Anne-Love & Beauty's Purple
Love & Beauty is $2.80 for .47fl oz
Julep's is $14 for .27fl oz
My tags showed up microscopically...so, if you don't have super vision, it reads:
Juleps, L&B's, Juleps, L&B's, Juleps.
Both polishes needed two coats to be opaque and streak free.
They are both creamy, but Julep's seemed to dry a little more matte.
With topcoat, they look identical.
L&B is on the pointer and ring finger.
Julep is on the pinky, middle, and thumb.
With topcoat, Julep is on the pinky, middle, and thumb.
The brushes are about the same, other than Julep's handle is longer.
I can't really tell you how the wear compares, I use my hands alot and my nail polishes tend to chip the very next day regardless of what brand and topcoat I use.
I say if you like this color and want to try it out, go for the Love & Beauty. It's way cheaper and you get more product.