Friday, August 3, 2012

New OPI Designer Series Shades for Fall 2012: Indulgence and Luxurious Swatches and Review

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 - OPI Designer Series Luxurious


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.)

49 comments:

  1. They are gorgeous! I have to say luxurious is the nicer of the two.

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  2. The finish reminds me of "Swimsuit...Nailed It!" and according to your description they're very similar except the hue, of course. I can only say the quality and the application smoothness of this particular kind of finish is indeed exceptional!
    I'm definitely getting these!

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  3. Wow, they're beautiful! They both remind me of glowing fires and seem like very "harvesty" colors. Yeah I know that's not a word. :) Indulgence looks like Christmas and Luxurious looks like Thanksgiving. Definitely great holiday polishes!

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  4. How close is Luxurious to that orange CG Hunger Games one?

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    1. I was thinking it looked exactly like Riveting as well!!!

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    2. Yes, I was also hoping that maybe we could get a comparison between Luxurious and Riveting. Any chance of seeing that?

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    3. DITTO!!!! Also wondering how it will stack up to the orange in the new Germany collection.....

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    4. Lux here is more complex than Riveting. Lux also has a touch of rust to it pulling the orange into a deeper (more fall like) orange. Riveting is more of a Halloween one with same color glass fleck in it and only a tiny touch of gold fleck in it. Lux here has a whole lot more gold fleck in it. Luxurious and Riveting are close but not dups at all in any way.

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    5. DS Luxurious is ember burning, complex glass fleck and shimmering gold. Deutsche You Want Me Baby (orange from the OPI Germany collection) is much more a rusty orange and is nothing at all like DS Luxurious.

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  5. These are so gorgeous...another 2 on the wishlist!

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  6. Those are gorgeous! I was hoping for holo polishes but I'm not disappointed. I want them both. I wonder how Luxurious compares with China Glaze Riveting, they look a bit similar to me.

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  7. I was so excited until I read that there won't be any holos! Bummer. These are pretty, but I wish OPI would bring back the ds holos.

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  8. Hi, do you know how Luxurious compares to China Glaze's Riveting from the Hunger Games collection? They both look like vivid vermillion to me... Is this more metallic?

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  9. They are nice but why do polish manufacturers show us some amazing finishes and then never use them again? Surely Opi, China Glaze et al, know how sought after they are, even at a higher price point. More holo, more duo chrome, more flakies!!! I need a placard....

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  10. Your swatches are fabulous as always, Scrangie! When I wore these, I thought the same thing - perfect formula. :) These look great on you!

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  11. Luxurious is amazing. I think I need this color. Actually I know I need this color.

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  12. I'd love to see a ChG Riveting comparison as well, as I already own that one. Thank you! Gorgeous swatches as always, Scrangie

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    1. ChG Riveting is more orange and less complex than is Luxurious here. Riveting is pretty, don't get me wrong, but Luxurious has a lot more colors in it and also is a deeper (think less Halloween) orange. Riveting is definitely closer to a crayon orange while Luxurious darker with just a touch of rust to it that Riveting does not have. They are close and would be close enough for many. But they are not dupes at all.

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  13. Va-VOOM! These are all kinds of gorgeous! Yes, some new holos would have been great, but the texture and finish on these is incredible, not to mention the lush, brilliant colours. Two for the list! ^_^

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  14. Ugh so beautiful! I thought I could pass on these but you're swatches are too amazing I can't.

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  15. They Are gorgeous for sure, but Isn't the second one a dupe of LA Girl's Copper Alloy?

    Here's a reminder link from your blog, since I guess you have loads of polish and can't remember each one :)

    http://www.scrangie.com/2010/12/la-girl-metal-metallic-nail-polish.html

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  16. They Are gorgeous for sure, but Isn't the second one a dupe of LA Girl's Copper Alloy?

    Here's a reminder link from your blog, since I guess you have loads of polish and can't remember each one :)

    http://www.scrangie.com/2010/12/la-girl-metal-metallic-nail-polish.html

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  17. How does Luxurious compare to China Glaze Riveting?

    I hate to say it but... yawn. OPI has foils in most of their winter/holiday lines. As pretty as these are, they don't feel special enough to warrant the higher price tag and the 'DS' name. It would be nice if OPI would get back to offering the more special polish finishes--duochrome, holo, etc.-- in the DS line instead of these dupe-y shades.

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  18. I'm just disappointed sure they are nice. But without seeing them in person I just don't think they are worth $12.50. I always assumed the DS line was for HOLOS not overly packed shimmer/glitter/jellyness etc... If they know that everyone goes nuts for holos why not just give your customers what they want? Sorry rant over.

    Btw I'm not saying I'm not a fan of shimmer/glitter/jellyness :-P

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  19. Thanks for the swatches, you've helped me decide :)

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  20. That red is like Hard Candy Stop and Lava had a baby! MUST HAVE.

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  21. $12.50! i would love for OPI to cost $12.50 here in australia! i am looking at at least $20.00 a bottle for OPI in the shops! if you can find it! i love these colours and will be looking out for them online. thanks for sharing!

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  22. I wonder what indulgence would look like matte? If my beauty supply gets it in stock I think I'll pick it up and try. It looks gorgeous in your pictures!

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  23. Here in sweden onrmal opi costs 22$ and the ds ones cost 52$ :( so I'd not complain about the US prices :P these do look rather nice though, the orange one reminds me a bit of CGs Riveting.

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  24. Oh my goodness! Those are absolutely beautiful! So bright and vibrant!

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  25. I might have to pick the red one up at my local drugstore!

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  26. Oh phew, I don't like either of them. My wallet will thank me :)

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  27. These are amazing! Do want.

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  28. I would like to see a comparison with OPI Take the Stage please x

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  29. These are much better than last year's offerings. Don't think I'll get either of them, though Indulgence looks like something I would like to wear during the holidays.

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  30. I have been looking for a great Halloween polish,Luxurious might just be it! Brilliant swatches as ever xx

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  32. Luxurious looks a lot like HC Lava to me. Pretty!

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  33. So beautiful :) I do miss the old linear holos though :( I would be a happy girl if they made a vibrant linear holo purple and green

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  34. I wonder what luxurious looks like next to China glaze riveting!

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  35. Indulgence is reminding me of Zoya Summer 2011 Sunshine collection Reva - love to see a side by side comparison before I spring $ for Indulgence. I already have seen side by sides of Luxurious to ChG Riveting...where Riveting comes up more orange 'fire' looking and Indulgence is still brilliantly lite but it's more complex and a bit deeper.

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  36. How do these compare to Take the Stage and The Show Must Go On?

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  37. I have the Lux on my nails right now! Wowzers - as you say, like glowing embers on my nails. lol, I was so tired of holiday or winter nails!

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