OPI's two new 2012 Designer Series shades are being released soon and they are spectacular. Much better than last year's, if you ask me. Are they holographic like all the original Designer Series shades? No. They're not. But they are vividly colorful and packed with shiny, glittering, glowing gold foil shimmer. Observe:
OPI Designer Series Indulgence. This is a bright, rich cool red base with tons of warm gold foil shimmer. I don't know why my pictures make it look so pathetic, I'm actually wearing it right now and it's so much more amazing than it looks here. It's fiery and vibrant and the play between the slightly cooler red base and the much warmer gold shimmer is interesting and beautiful. Kinda makes me think of Christmas.
OPI Designer Series Luxurious. This one is so gorgeous I could weep. Look at it. Look. I can't even handle how awesome this color is. It's a bright jelly orange base with chunky, shiny gold foil shimmer. It flickers and flashes and glows like lava. If Indulgence is Christmas, this one is Halloween. It's too perfect. I'm buying a backup of this one for sure.
The formula on these was perfect. Thin, even texture. No dripping or pooling or dragging, no stringiness or bubbling. The brushes were perfect and provided a flawless application with no effort. I used three coats of each, but they really only needed two for opacity. The third coat just makes them more sparkly. Dry time is very fast and they dry shiny even without topcoat.
These are amazing. I can't help but act like a slobbering idiot over these colors, I just love them too much. The bright, fiery color combined with that crazy shiny foil flake shimmer makes me so happy. And not only are the colors stunning, the formula is flawless. I can't find a single thing wrong with either of these, unless you want to consider the price. OPI Designer Series polishes are $12.50 for 0.5oz compared to the regular line which is $8.50 for the same amount. I don't quite understand why they cost more when they're not holographic like the old Designer Series shades (holographic shades actually cost more to make). I mean, they do have diamond dust in them, but it's not like I can really tell it's in there. I think that these two particular colors are worth the price, though, and I plan on buying at least one backup of Luxurious.
OPI Designer Series Indulgence and Luxurious will be available starting in September.
(This was sent for review.)