It feels like it’s been awhile since an OPI Collection, since the last one I swatched the OPI Venice Fall 2015 Collection way back in September, but the brand new OPI Starlight Holiday 2015 Collection* does not disappoint. This collection has every kind of finish is an array of festive shades for a total lineup of 18 polishes. I’ve swatched all of them–yup, all 18 (there was definitely some cuticle oil involved!) and have my thoughts on the formulas as well.
OPI By the Light of the Moon: Silvery and sparkly…prepare to swoon.
This silver foil has small and medium metallic silver hex glitters in it. Even though the base silver has a nice formula that requires 2 coats, the glitter gets eaten up by it, and the end result is just kinda weird and lumpy looking. OPI has tried this type of polish before in the past and it’s just not working for me.
OPI Ce-Less-Tial Is More: This pink super-glitter shines with heavenly light.
This pale pinky silver glitter also contains some iridescent pieces which give it an extra glow. It had pretty good coverage with 1 coat, but I did need 2 for full coverage and there’s still a hint of my nail underneath. I found it a bit thick, but not difficult to apply. All the glitter does give it a textured finish.
OPI Center of the You-Niverse: Endless space black shimmer.
This black polish is filled with silver microshimmer that gives in a slightly weathered, grey look and definitely reminded me of the night sky. There are also some hidden black hexes in the base, but they aren’t noticeable and just give some unneeded texture. Still, I liked the end result with 2 coats.
OPI Comet Closer: May I take this warm, textured gold?
This pale, antique gold takes 2 coats for an opaque, but slightly texture and semi-matte, finish. I found it a little too frosty with slightly visible brushstrokes, but the formula was nice.
OPI Cosmo With A Twist: Subtle sparkle add depth to this purple.
I’ve seen conflicting reviews of this of this dark, plum base filled with blue/purple duochrome shimmer. It is a little sheer, so I used 2 thick coats, but you could also apply it on top of a dark base. However, I’m really in love with the results, there’s a gorgeous depth and complexity to the shade that fits perfectly with the “starlight” theme.
OPI Give Me Space: Night-sky blue with room to sparkle.
Before I received the OPI Starlight Holiday 2015 Collection this is the shade I was most excited for, and it did not disappoint. There’s a slightly sheer blue base with scattered holographic glitter that gives it a ton of depth on the nail–just like the night sky. I used 2 coats and I’m in love.
OPI Guys & Galaxies: This maroon beauty makes my world go ’round.
This dark oxblood cream is a bit runny and as a result I had to be careful because it flooded my cuticles a bit. However it took 2 coats for an opaque finish, and was very glossy. This is a great winter shade, but make sure to use a base coat since it can stain.
OPI I Drive a Supernova: Hitch a ride on this lustrous sterling silver.
Personally, I think there are too many silvers in the OPI Starlight Holiday 2015 Collection, but the nice thing about this bright, frosty silver foil shade is that it only takes one coat!
OPI I’m In the Moon For Love: Simply because I’m wearing this plum.
This warm purple plum has a slight shimmer to it and requires 2 coats.
OPI Infrared-Y to Glow: Strike up the glam with red confetti and glitter.
This is a glitter topper with rose gold chevrons and small holographic hexes. I applied one coat of this glitter on top of OPI Guys & Galaxies. Unfortunately, the chevron glitters tend to clump together, and the resulting application is a bit uneven since there are plenty of bald patches. I do think this combination is really pretty together, even if it’s not my favourite glitter from OPI.
OPI Is This Star Taken? : Iridescent icicles fly in this smooth gold.
This is definitely a unique polish from OPI Starlight Holiday 2015 Collection, but the antique gold shimmer with small holographic bar glitter just doesn’t work for me. It requires 2 coats and has slight brushstrokes. The issue is that the glitter just doesn’t contrast well with the base, so the metallic shimmer eats it up in most lighting resulting in a strange, bumpy looking finish.
OPI Let Your Love Shine: Show it off in shimmery, red splendor!
Out of the three reds in the OPI Starlight Holiday 2015 Collection, this shade is by far my favourite. This dark, shimmery red has a bright red shimmer to it and a really gorgeous depth and sparkle on the nail. It takes 2 perfect coats.
OPI Love is in My Cards: This warm, romantic red is destined for me.
This is a classic warm red cream that has a smooth formula that’s nearly opaque with 1 coat, although I went with 2.
OPI No More Mr. Night Sky: An assertive, dark, shimmery gray.
This charcoal gray shimmer has a really pretty silver reflection to it although I did find the formula a bit thin. I used 3 coats and that did give me an opaque finish.
OPI Press * for Silver: This warm, rosy silver really calls to me.
This pink-leaning shimmery silver requires two coats for opacity but ends up with some visible brushstrokes. This isn’t my favourite shade, but it’s an interesting twist on a classic, cool-toned silver shimmer.
OPI Ro-Man-Ce on the Moon: Rendezvous in the glow of this lustrous, rich red.
This glowy red shimmer is another perfect holiday shade. You could probably get away with 1 thick coat, but I went with 2.
OPI Super Star Status: A spotlight-stealing silver and gold glitter.
This jam-packed silver glitter with medium gold hexes has pretty good coverage with one coat, but does require 2 for an opaque finish. The finish is textured, but really metallic and gorgeous.
OPI Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Meteorite: This rosy, golden confetti is so right-on!
This glitter topper contains large dark grey diamonds, pink chevrons and small pink hexes in a clear base. The glitters are quite sparse so I did need 2 coats on top of OPI Love is in My Cards.
In addition to the OPI Starlight Holiday 2015 lineup, there’s a gorgeous OPI Constellation Chic set available. The set includes OPI An Affair in Red Square, OPI Mod About You (which I loved, and swatched here), and OPI By The Light of the Moon from the Starlight Collection. There are also some gorgeous Swarovski crystals and nail glue for applying them. I think this set would make a great last minute gift, and the crystals included are really lovely.
Even though there are a few misses for me in the OPI Starlight Holiday 2015 Collection, it’s also got plenty of stunning shades that make it perfectly festive. My clear favourites are OPI Cosmo With A Twist, OPI Give Me Space (FAVOURITE), and OPI Let Your Love Shine. What’s yours?