When I ordered my bottle of Essie Starry, Starry Night, I was trying to add more to my order and China Glaze Moonlight the Night was the only other thing that ended up in my cart. It's part of the Spring 2016 House of Colour Collection from China Glaze. It looked glittery and interesting, and it just had to have a place in the sparklestash.
Between the time of ordering and receiving, I noticed that Moonlight the Night looked suspiciously familiar. As in... Daubigney's Garden from Fingerpaints familiar. It came out last year as a new addition to Fingerpaint's core line. When I used Moonlight the Night in my SPARKLES manicure last week, I mentioned that I would try to compare the two side by side.
|Fingerpaints Daubigney's Garden vs. China Glaze Moonlight the Night|
|Daubigney's Garden vs. Moonlight the Night|
|Comparing China Glaze Moonlight the Night to Fingerpaints Daubigney's Garden|
What you see in both bottles, you also see on the nail wheel. I built up to four coats of each polish, with China Glaze Moonlight the Night on the left, and Fingerpaints Daubigney's Garden on the right. Both polishes feature translucent and opalescent glitter. There's a good deal of translucent pink and purple and opalescent teal in each one.
Moonlight the Night definitely has more of the coral/pink color of glitter, and it's more noticeable as you build up coats. The glitter in Daubigney's Garden has more of a green-yellow flash to it, keeping it mainly in the cool spectrum. The base colors are different, too. Daubigney's Garden base has a bluish-teal lean to it, while Moonlight the Night is more of a bluish-purple.
|l. Moonlight the Night r. Daubigney's Garden|
I can't really rule that these two are dupes, but they are similar. Do you need both polishes in your stash? Well, it depends on what kind of nail art you're into, and what color pairings you like. If you're more of a cool-minded blue/teal kind of person, Daubigney's Garden is probably what you want. But if you want that little flash of unexpected coral and pink for a mermaid manicure, I'd definitely go with Moonlight the Night from China Glaze.
As far as availability, both are relatively easy to find at the moment. Daubigney's Garden is part of Fingerpaint's core line of polish, and can be purchased through Sally Beauty Supply. Moonlight the Night is part of the newest China Glaze LE collection, so you should be able to find it at most Sally Beauty Supply stores or other online retailers. This time around, I purchased from Ulta, but I typically buy China Glaze polishes from HB Beauty Bar. They do a great job of stocking current and past collections in case you missed out on any recent LE shades.
Hopefully this will help you make a decision between the two of these shades! Do you have either of these in your collection? Both? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!!!