After the comparison of the two purple Contrary Polish last week, I wanted to show you another comparison between Catrice Metalight (I used it together with The Mellower Season) and Essie Penny Talk (used for example here and here). There are already a couple of comparisons of these two on various blogs, but it can't hurt to add another one, can it? ;-)
You can already see in the bottle shot that the Catrice is a mite darker and more pink leaning, while the Essie is a little more metallic.On the nails the difference almost disappears, they look very similar. I used Penny Talk on my ring and index finger, Metalight on the pinkie and middle. The finish of the Essie is a little more level. I used two coats each.
In the end I'd say you don't need both. I'd prefer the Essie, because of the formula, it's easier to apply and less streaky.