OPI’s new Mariah Carey Collection is divided into two parts, the “studio” shades and the “stage” shades (which are the four Liquid Sand colors). I picked up the four normal, “studio” shades over the weekend and I have swatches to share.
I liked that the collection was divided in half like that – it’s symmetrical and since I liked all the normal shades it makes me feel like I kind of have the full collection. The normal shades are all pink and girly, so they fit with the Mariah Carey image.
The first shade is A Butterfly Moment. It’s a pink/nude with heavy pink and gold shimmer. This color almost gives a frosty feeling but the shimmer is not quite as heavy as a frost, and it dries nicely with no brushstrokes. I really liked this color; it reminds me of Dior’s Incognito in that it’s a pinkish nude but this doesn’t have any greyish undertones. It’s bright and fresh feeling and stays pink in a soft way. I used three coats for opacity and the formula was nice; it dried quickly and wasn’t runny.
Next is Anti-Bleak. This is a plummy shade that’s still vibrant and springy. The formula on this one was really great; it went on smoothly in two easy coats and dried with an amazing shine. In the sun this was brighter than it looks in the bottle and seemed like a nice flowery reddish purple for spring.
I layered the next color, Pink Yet Lavender, over Anti-Bleak. Pink Yet Lavender is a glitter topcoat with pinkish-purple hex glitter and lots of small holographic glitter that flashes purple. This is really pretty and I feel like it’s more different from my other glitter topcoats than I expected. The holographic flash of the small glitter is noticeable in bright and lower light. It’s a delicately sparkly glitter. The formula was nice and I only used one coat for this swatch. The glitter was easy to disperse across the nail.
The last shade is Sprung, a coppery foil that’s a brighter, pinker version of OPI’s Warm and Fozzie. This is the color that I was most excited about, and I do think it’s my favorite of these four. There’s tons of little foily pieces in different colors that make up the polish, but the overall pinkish copper tone is nice and springy and I like how blushing and flashy this is. It took three coats to be opaque but they dry quickly. This is a perfect color for fans of this kind of a finish.
The OPI Mariah Carey Collection is out now at salons. I picked mine up at our local Ulta.