Face-off: Julep Margot vs. Julep Sienna

In my post about the January 2014 Julep Maven box, I mentioned that Margot and Sienna struck me as being very similar colors, with Sienna appearing just a smidgen more silvery/unsaturated. Now that I’ve swatched them on the nail, I can confirm that they’re similar enough that they can probably be considered dupes of each other for practical purposes.

These photos are taken in indoor light. (I might add a sunlit shot later on.)

Bottle comparison:


On the nail:


In harsher lighting:LF_140106b

UPDATE 1/7/14: Here’s an extra shot in natural light on day two, with my phone camera:

Basically identical twins with just a few hard-to-spot differences to tell them apart, am I right? In person, Margot is slightly warmer and a bit sparklier in some light, so personally, if I had to pick one, I’d go with Margot, but I honestly don’t think anyone would notice the difference if it wasn’t pointed out. I stand by my earlier conclusion that you probably don’t need both.


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  1. I’m so glad you commented on the similarities to Sienna (Margot)- It was driving me nuts. I’ll admit, I’m not thrilled with this months selection. They did the drops last year, the gold is identical, and let’s face it, none of us are sure on what to do with the orange squares. I think they are too strong to buff, but awkward to file with.

    1. I know what you mean. I still love the quality of Julep polishes, generally, but I don’t know how sustainable it is to produce so many new colors per month. I’d heard from other Mavens that the colors do tend to become a bit repetitive after you’ve subscribed a while, so I guess I kind of expected this day to come.I hope Julep steps farther from their comfort zone this year – that’d keep me interested. :] Do you know if this month’s drops are any different from the previous ones?

      Thanks for your comment on the orange squares. I haven’t tried them yet, so that’s good to know!

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