Woo, got a new holiday shade to show off! Recently — well, a month ago already… time flies when you’re waiting for your local stores to get new releases in — Canadian beauty blogger BeautyGeeks swatched the entire Starlight holiday collection from OPI, all 18 shades. Quite a few beautiful ones there, but the only one I was dying to have was the blue-purple shimmer Cosmo With A Twist (CWAT).
Finallyfinallyfinally my Ulta got the set. I almost bought the deep red shimmer Let Your Love Shine, picked it up and put it back twice. Really don’t need another shimmery red, though. I have enough to paint Santa’s workshop as it is.
Cosmo With A Twist is a sheer grape purple base with loads of blue and purple sparkles. OPI always has such good sturdy brushes and handles, too. The first coat was sheer and streaky, and the second was still patchy in spots so I used three. With no top coat under indirect cloudy outdoor light:
This looked more blue than I thought it appeared in person, so I moved closer to the window and snapped this:
Hmmm, still looks more blue than purple but I see more purple in the bottle. With a fill flash:
Ooh, aah. Starry night sky! I wouldn’t call CWAT a duochrome because the color does not change at different angles.
I decided to try one quick coat of my Butter London matte top coat and got this. Indirect outdoor light:
Doesn’t look super-matte but I love it anyway.
CWAT and the other OPI shades were $9.50 at Ulta, but they are having a sale of two OPIs for $16 if you’re interested. Plus if you buy at least two you get a gift with purchase, which in my store was a little pink scarf (participation may vary).
Cosmo With A Twist isn’t the most Christmasy of colors, but when it comes to blue-purples, what can I say; I’m a pig. I must have been deprived of blue and purple crayons in childhood.