When I saw this in store, it reminded me of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, one of my favorite blue polishes of all time. I decided to pick up Pacific Blues to see if the two were dupes, and not surprisingly, they are! If I had to note a difference between the two, I would say Maybelline Pacific Blues paints a smidgen darker than Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. Sidenote: I wonder if Maybelline and Sally Hansen are owned by the same company, considering the name and shade similarity seems like it could be a copyright issue otherwise?
Between the two, I prefer the Sally Hansen shade. I found Maybelline Pacific Blues to have a more difficult consistency. It is thick, and doesn’t spread easily. The formulation of the Sally Hansen color is much more easy to work with.
Maybelline Color Show polishes retail for $3.99, and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear polishes retail for $2.99. Sally Hansen Pacific Blue can be a tricky one to find, I remember talking about it a couple of years ago and getting a lot of messages about finding it. In case you are striking out, Pacific Blue is available on Ulta’s website!
Would you wear it?