Dupe List: Sephora by OPI's Metro Chic and Rimmel's Steel Grey

Long time ago, I saw a video about a dupe for the Sephora by OPI Metro Chic.  This was before I owned the polish, but I have since forgotten the video or the dupe..........so I guess it was pointless to mention that. HAHA!


While at Walmart, I noticed a nail polish that looked very similar to Metro Chic.  So for review purposes, I picked it up.  It was the Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro polish in Steel Grey (270).  It looked almost identical to Metro Chic so I had to compare.

I initially heard about Metro Chic last year on YouTube and it was like the "it" polish.  It took me forever to get it because there is no Sephora near me and it was always sold out online.  Eventually, I got my hands on it and I was kind of disappointed.  Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful color, but I didn't understand the hype.  The color is a grey color with a hint of purple undertone.  But the name is very befitting.  It reminds you of something a young, fashionable business woman would wear in the city.

In the end, I have grown to really love the color.  It is professional enough for the boardroom but girly enough for a night on the town with friends.

Metro Chic retails for $9.50 at Sephora.  While it is pretty, paying that much to replace it is not ideal.  Rimmel's Steel Grey is the perfect dupe.  Prices vary but it averages about $3.99 (less than half the price of Metro Chic).  Metro Chic has .5 oz of product, while Steel Grey has .45 oz.  The colors are almost the exact same.  Steel Grey may be a tad bit more grey but it's not obvious.  The Rimmel brush is wider too, which I prefer (less time to paint and better coverage).  They both dry about the same amount of time, which is fairly quick.  As far as staying power, Rimmel claims it should last 10 days but I have the worst luck with making my nail polish last.  So, that is something you would have to discover for yourself.  Overall, both are good nail polishes.  But if I can save some money and still achieve the look I want............then the winner is obvious:-)

Steel Grey (right) and Metro Chic (left)

Once Coat
Metro Chic (left) and Steel Grey (right)

Two Coats
Metro Chic (left) and Steel Grey (right)