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Friday, January 15, 2016

OPI Holiday 2015 Starlight Collection Swatches & Review

Hey how are you today? I've finally got the OPI Holiday collection from 2015 to show you today! The Starlight collection features 18 lacquers inspired by the stars, the sky, space itself, and love that rockets into the heavens. Let's get to star gazing!
images via OPI
See my swatches after the jump!

Cosmo With A Twist is a deep purple, almost black, jelly filled with color shifting shimmer flecks in purple and blue. Easily the best shade in the collection for me. Perfect formula with effortless application, opaque and shiny in two coats.
OPI Cosmo With A Twist

By The Light of the Moon is a silver chromey polish with multi-sized silver hex glitter. I don't really understand why OPI is trying to make this finish happen, but they need to stop. It's not going to happen. Really easy to apply, though the end result just looks clunky and accidental. Opaque in one coat, but I used two here.
OPI By The Light of the Moon

Press * For Silver is a warm, pale rosey silver metallic. Almost chrome-like but with brushstrokes galore. I was prepared to hate this but I actually quite liked it on the nail, very dainty. The formula was thin but easy to paint with. This is two coats.
OPI Press * For Silver

Infrared-y To Glow is an out of the box glitter topper. It's got reflective gold and rose gold pieces that some have described as eyebrow shaped, or elbow, or boomerang (??) along with some small holographic hexes. This was pretty sunken in my bottle, so I had to give it a good shake but that was the only issue I had with it. I put two coats over Press * for Silver and I have to be honest, I don't hate the outcome.
OPI Infrared-y To Glow

Give Me Space is a much talked about shade, in the same kind of vein as Zoya Dream or Essie Starry Starry Night but equal to neither. It's a deep navy blue with slightly holographic flecky flecks. I found this to have a thick, gummy formula and the holo is less than impressive, so I did not care for it, but I think I'm in the minority on that. This is two coats.
OPI Give Me Space

Guys & Galaxies is a deep oxblood red jellyish crème. Very easy to apply and I thought it was opaque in two coats, but in the sun I could see some slight patchiness so I recommend three. Dried really shiny!
OPI Guys & Galaxies

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Meteorite has more of the eyebrow/elbow/boomerang glitters that we saw in Infrared-y, and adds in some diamonds, and small hexes this time in reflective gunmetal and rose gold. I layered two coats over Guys & Galaxies. I don't love this combo, but I definitely don't dislike the glitter as much as I anticipated. Very outside the norm for OPI!
OPI Two Wrongs Don't Make A Meteorite

I Drive A Supernova is a silver foil. Ridiculously easy to apply, and opaque in one coat. I used two here, as per usual, but you definitely only need one. Some brushstrokes disappeared when it dried down, but some of them stuck around.
OPI I Drive A Supernova

No More Mr. Night Sky is a smoky charcoal grey shimmer. The formula is thin and took three coats to build up to where it wasn't see-through. Dries pretty shiny. Another one that I ended up liking the overall look of more than I expected to!
OPI No More Mr. Night Sky

Comet Closer is a pale goldish frosty metallic with some baby glitter bits that they're marketing as a texture. It's honestly barely textured, and one coat of top coat makes it smooth (to the touch, it still looks kinda lumpy) so I don't really get that. It looked goopy to me in the bottle but it wasn't at all when I applied it, it went on very easily. Two coats.
OPI Comet Closer

Love Is In My Cards is a red crème. I am not sure, but I think OPI might possibly drop dead unless they include a red in their collections. Well, not really, but possibly at least their Holiday set. ;) Perfect formula, opaque in two coats and dries shiny.
OPI Love Is In My Cards

Center Of The You-niverse is a black jelly filled with silver microshimmer bits with some added small black hex glitters. Pretty great formula, no struggle to apply. I wish the black glitters stood out more, they all but disappear when the polish is opaque. I don't see the point in having them in there, unless you wore only one coat so you could see them. This is two coats.
OPI Center Of The You-niverse

Is This Star Taken? is a frosty pale goldish silver with holographic bar glitters. Another chunky chrome misstep in my opinion. And I am usually a huge champion of bar glitter, but this just doesn't look good on the nail. But it's pretty neat in the bottle. Applies really well, two coats for total coverage.
OPI Is This Star Taken?

I'm In The Moon For Love is a sultry plummy purple shimmer. I might be in love with this color, reminds me of one of my favorite OPIs of all time, Louvre Me Louvre Me Not. Really nice formula, opaque in two coats, and dries very shiny.
OPI I'm In The Moon For Love

Ce-less-tial Is More is a pale pink leaning silver with matching glitter with added holographic glitter. Not marked as a texture shade, but it totally is, so I left off the top coat here. Kinda thick, and the second and third coats were more difficult to apply, they wouldn't spread super easily on top of the dried previous coats for me. This is three, but you may be able to get away with two. Not my favorite, but oooh sparkly!
OPI Ce-less-tial Is More

Let Your Love Shine is a super hot deep red with beautiful firey glitter embedded within itself. Super glow-y and dries very shiny. I was surprised at how opaque this was on the first coat, but I needed one more to get the color in the bottle on the nail. Stunning!
OPI Let Your Love Shine

Super Star Status is a silver glitter with small silver and small/medium pale goldish silver hex glitters. Another very easy application, not really difficult to use at all, especially compared to Ce-less-tial Is More. Another one that isn't specified as a texture polish, but it really is so I left off a top coat for this picture. If you want to make it smooth, be prepared to use a few layers of thick top coat.
OPI Super Star Status

Ro-Man-ce On The Moon is another red, this time in a glowy shimmer. It's that super uber fine shimmer that is bordering on the edge of turning the shade into a metallic. Really lovely to paint with, no issues. Two coats. This is also a shade I wasn't expecting to love as much as I do.
OPI Ro-Man-ce On The Moon

I think the general consensus with the majority of the nail community is disappointment with this collection, and I tried hard to reserve my judgement, but I have to admit I wasn't super pumped to apply these. I should've really been more open minded though, because I actually really enjoyed the majority of these. I found them very easy to apply and as a whole, pretty cohesive. I also like that OPI is pushing boundaries and stepping out of their comfort zone, which is really what we've all been wanting for a while right?

These shades are all available now wherever OPI is sold, such as Ulta, Sally Beauty, and professional salons. In case you're interested in comparisons, my girl Karen from BeautyGeeks has a great Starlight post with lots of them here. Let me know what you think of these celestial shades! Any favorites?

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.
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