DUPES?!? essie Keep Calm vs. Fresh Paint Eleven

Hi everyone! I’ve had an incredibly busy week with giveaways and videos going up! If you haven’t seen my latest post on the KL Polish Fall 2018 Collection check it out here. And if you’re interested in my Halloween Washi Tape Giveaway click here. Today I’m showing you guys two beauties that I wanted to compare and swatch on the nail side by side to see if they are really truly DUPES: Keep Calm by essie vs. Eleven by Fresh Paint.


essie launched a SUPER coveted and ever so popular duo set in July called Mercury in Retrograde. They sold them on ULTA.com for a limited time and when they were gone, they restocked once, and that was it! They were only available in the US, so these two babies were precious gems. I did a review on the duo here. If you missed out on getting them, do not fret, for we have possibly found a DUPE. I was told by one of my followers that “Eleven” by Fresh Paint sold at Five Below stores was an exact DUPE!!! I was super excited to compare them side by side. So let’s take a look.

Here is two coats of Keep Calm and Eleven side by side on their own:

Here is one coat of Keep Calm and Eleven side by side over Black on Black by SinfulColors:

Ermergerrrdddd!! You guys, these are EXACT DUPES!!!! I am so happy!!! It’s so hard to find exact DUPES. Most of the time there is always at least a hair of a difference. Not here. These are 100% DUPES. What makes me even happier about this is that many of you were not able to get their hands on the Mercury in Retrograde Duo so at least now there’s a chance to get an exact DUPE of one of them. Best part? It’s only $2!!!! If you don’t know if there is a Five Below store near you, check here. These stores are only in the US, but if you don’t have one near you, they can ship!! Guys, this is awesome!!! It’s my first time trying Fresh Paint and I love it! I’m also in love with Five Below stores. Check out my latest Five Below haul here.

You can purchase Eleven by Fresh Paint here.


Fresh Paint is 3 FREE and made in the US. I also believe they are made by the same company that makes Color Club because the bottom labels are incredibly similar. I can’t confirm this, but my nail polish senses tell me it’s a strong possibility.

Essie Cosmetics is owned by L’Oréal. The brand has over 250 shades in the permanent collection, plus releases four seasonal color collections and two specialty collections every year. Essie is 3 FREE and sold in drug stores, salons, and beauty supply stores world wide.


Do you own either one of these? If you don’t I highly recommend getting Eleven by Fresh Paint. It’s perfection!