So I've read a few comments from people on the internet wondering how Bevin and Mermaid's Tears compare with one another. So I decided to do a comparison! I thought they were identical when looking at them in the bottles but that isn't the case on the nail. Swatches were done with no base coat and no topcoat.
Zoya describes Bevin as a dusty medium sage green with teal tones and a creamy opaque finish. OPI's Mermaid's Tears is like a dusty turquoise sea green. No dupe. Bevin is darker. And the tones are different. There is more blue in Mermaid's Tears. What you don't see is the difference in the formula. The swatches above have 2 coats. Bevin is much more opaque with just 1 coat. Mermaid's Tears seemed so much more watery. It was weird. You get the same result with 2 coats in the end but I didn't like the watery formula too much.
They're clearly different but I don't think the difference is crazy enough to "need" both (if you're on a budget). If you love green as much as I love blue, you'll probably want both. LOL! If I had to pick one, I'd go for Zoya's Bevin. The formula is just so much better on this one!