Sunday, March 16, 2014

OPI Spotlight on Glitter Collection: Swatches and Review

Hi everyone, happy Sunday!  Today I have a brand new collection from OPI, the Spotlight on Glitter Collection.  This collection consists of six polishes, some of which are dupes for previous OPI polishes.  I'll have some comparisons of those at the end.  Let's get started.  I also included matching polka dot accent nails, pretty much because I thought it was fun :)  If you prefer a review in video form, you can check out my video review at the end!

Rose of Light-

First up, Rose of Light, which is one of the original glitter combinations in this collection.  Rose of Light is a combination of pale rose gold glitter and holographic silver square glitter in a clear base.  I really like this one!  It's a very dense glitter and it covers extremely well in one coat, which is what I did below.  Below is a base of OPI Done Out in Deco, one coat of Rose of Light, with an accent nail of OPI Next Stop...the Bikini Zone and dots in OPI Rising Star.

Chasing Rainbows-

Second is Chasing Rainbows, which appears to be a dupe to OPI Rainbow Connection.  This polish is a mix of rainbow glitters in different sizes in a clear base.  Below I used OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-go?, one coat of Chasing Rainbows, and polka dots in OPI William Tell Me About OPI.

Blush Hour-

Next up, OPI Blush Hour, which is the other original polish of the group.  This one is very unique and it's a mix of pink and purple glitters in a pink jelly base.  I think this one would be good layered over a pink or purple polish but it also does build up to be fully opaque.  I used two coats for my swatches but it would definitely be opaque with three coats.  It does dry very textured so I think it would be a big topcoat eater.

You Pink Too Much-

Next up, OPI You Pink Too Much, which is a dupe for OPI Pink Yet Lavender.  I don't have that polish so I won't be doing a comparison of that one.  This polish is a mix of pale pink hexes and tiny holographic glitters in a clear base.  Below I used OPI Shorts Story, one coat of You Pink Too Much, and polka dots in OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons.

Desperately Seeking Sequins-

Second to last is OPI Desperately Seeking Sequins, which is a dupe for OPI Which is Witch?  This polish is a mix of holographic silver bar glitter and hex glitter in a clear base.  Below I used a base of OPI Scores A Goal!, one coat of Desperately Seeking Sequins, and polka dots in OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around.

I Reached My Gold!-

Last up, the only disappointment of the collection, OPI I Reached My Gold!  This polish is a dupe for OPI When Monkey's Fly, which got a lot of press for having curling glitters.  When I originally got When Monkey's Fly, the glitters were slightly curled but not terribly, and eventually they did flatten out.  This one on the other hand, had such curled glitters that it's just unusable.  This polish is made up of chunky gold hex glitters and small silver holographic glitters in a clear base.  You can really see the curling on my pinky.  For the look below, I used OPI La Paz-itively Hot, one coat of I Reached My Gold!, and polka dots in Julep Catrina.

Last up is a comparison of three of the four dupes of this collection.

Overall I have really mixed feelings on this collection.  I was so excited when I heard about an all-glitter collection but it's really disappointing that there are so many dupes to previous OPI polishes, some only from a year ago.  I wish that that had been more clear and I wish they had kept the original names so people would know what the polishes were.  I do really like the two original glitters though.  So there you have it.  If you would like a video overview of the polishes, instead of all that text, check out my video on these six polishes below!


  1. Great review and swatches! I love that you did some simple nail art with the swatches too. Bummer to see that most of the colors in this collection have dupes to it that have already been out though.

  2. Ah, thank you for the comparisons! I also think it's slightly shady the didn't just release those polishes using the original names.

  3. I got a few of these glitters, can't wait to try them out!

  4. Great swatches and comparisons! :D I really like Blush Hour!