June 15, 2016

OPI Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection from OPI to share with you. This collection is a collaboration with the new Alice movie that recently came out. I was pretty excited to see what OPI had up their sleeves for this because how of great the first Alice collection was. Unfortunately I don't think this one is as good but there are some standouts. Check out the swatches after the jump!




A Mirror Escape is a frosty metallic gold with small white and holographic glitter. I.can't.with.this. These kinds of polishes will literally never appeal to me (sorry OPI), it kind of looks like something you might find in a petrie dish. Formula wise it was ok, the consistency was good and application was easy. It was a little sheer on the first coat but opaque with the second. If you want this smooth you'll need a couple coats of top coat. I used 2 coats of polish plus 2 coats of top coat for the photos below.




Fearlessly Alice is a bright blue creme. I do love the color of this but its not a terrible unique shade, though if you are missing this kind of blue in your collection this would be a good one to fill that spot. The formula was fantastic, I really loved the consistency and the opacity was great. I used 1 coat for the photos below.

I would recommend a couple coats of top coat with this, I didn't have staining on my nails but I did have some around the nail on my skin when I removed it.



Having A Big Head Day is a red creme. The formula was good, it was easy to apply with good opacity. This was almost a 1 coater for me but I needed 2 to cover a little bit of visible nail line. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



I'm Gown For Anything is a light pinky lavender creme. This is a nice neutral, I did find that out in the sun it tended to look white but you can see the lavender tint to it in most other lighting. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and more opaque than I expected. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Mad For Madness Sake is a medium bright pink. The formula was really nice on this one also, it was easy to apply with good opacity. If not for some minor patchiness it would have been a 1 coater for me. I used 2 coats for the photos below.




Oh My Majesty! is a white creme with a subtle flash of copper shimmer. The shimmer is a little bit more noticeable in real life than in my photos but its not something you'd notice if you didn't know it was there...hopefully that makes sense. The formula was good, it was a little streaky but not too bad and the opacity was better than I expected. I used 2 coats plus top coat for the photos below.




The I's Have It is a light blue creme. The formula was good, it was easy to apply but a little patchy on the first coat. It did even out on the second. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



What Time Isn't It? is a grey jelly-ish base with silver micro bar glitter. This polish is a special edition in the collection, it comes in a super cute themed box. I know this won't be everyones cup of tea because of the bar glitter but I like it. The formula was ok, it was easy to apply but you do have to manipulate the glitter a little bit to get even coverage. I used 3 coats plus top coat for the photos below. This did dry with some texture but I had no issues with the bar glitter sticking up off the nail.




What's The Hatter With You? is a vampy wine creme. I believe this collection serves as the Brights for this year so this shade is a little bit of an oddball but I do enjoy it. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply with good opacity. It did dry down a little dull so you'll want to top coat it. I used 2 coats plus top coat for the photos below.




Overall I don't love this collection but I did have really high hopes going in because of the last OPI Alice collaboration. My picks are What Time Isn't It and Fearlessly Alice. The OPI Alice Through The Looking Glass Collection is available now, you can find them at Ulta and Ulta.com, OPI retails for $10.

8 comments:

  1. I like it! With all the wild and crazy, glittery colors over the past few years I'm missing the basic vibrant pretty cremes. It's refreshing.

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  2. Hi Jen, I agree - this is a pretty ho-hum collection for long-term polish addicts; but for those just beginning to build their stash, there are some good basics here. Thanks for the review!

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  3. The one color I was looking forward to was A Mirror Escape..BUT, once I saw the sample at CosmoProf, I immediately changed my mind! I didn't like the color, texture and overall appearance of it. Total disappointment with this collection.

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  4. Some awesome swatches of these!

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  5. Alaina AfflerbaughJune 15, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    I wore Fearlessly Alice for a few days and I had QUITE A BIT of staining on the nail, just for some who would like to know. but it IS gorgeous and I LOVE it, I wish I had grabbed that red though.

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  6. Sucks about Fearlessly Alice, I thought that would probably be the case with it :(

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  7. Manuella CoulombeJune 16, 2016 at 6:06 AM

    I think I kinda like A Mirror Escape? The little white stuff reminds me of snow and I think it would be nice for the Holidays :)

    And I don't know why, but I had in mind that the Retro Collection served as the Brights.. It would makes more sense in my opinion ahah

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  8. Retro was OPI's Summer Collection as far as I know...would make more sense to have them be the brights though!

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