|Navigate Her (2 coats) ~ Mint Green (3 coats)|
The picture to the left is showing, on alternating fingers, Essie Navigate Her (index and middle) and CQ Mint Green (middle and pinky).
Color Description: Navigate Her is a warm-tone creme that has yellow undertones and I would definitely describe it as a pistachio or celery green, whereas, Mint Green is cool-toned with more of a pastel green and is a bit lighter and airier, which I prefer. Personally, I think Mint Green is prettier.
Application: Navigate Her was almost opaque in one coat with the application being easy and pretty much flawless with little effort. Even though I prefer the look of Mint Green, it was thin and watery and a challenge to apply. The question is which one did I choose to wear out the door?
This Look: As you can see in the picture to the right, I chose to wear Essie's Navigate Her for the ease of application with two coats, and one coat of Nutra Nail Ultra Shine topcoat.
Price Point/Availability: I found both Navigate Her and Mint Green at Rite Aid for $2.99 and $8.00, respectively. If only CQ's application was as good as the price we would have a winner! But as it is, it's just gonna take a little more time and forethought before applying.
Hope you enjoyed this comparison post and that it will help you in your selection process. :)