Starlight is a great name for a holiday collection. Stars, snow, shine…what can be more holiday like? This year Opi released 18 shades, which is even better than 15 shades we got in their fall collection.
As I’ve said already, Opi quality is professional, so I pair it up with Chanel base and top coat to bring it to the level of quality, shine, lasting power and everything else I’m looking for in nail colour.
I’m feeling very holiday like and happy, so I’m definitely in the right mood to see all 18 Starlight shades and, hopefully, pick my favourites to wear this winter. Here’s the collection. As usual I take my first glance and see… some silver, some sparkle, some reds, some purple, blue, darker shades, some interesting stuff too. Oh, pretty.
I’ll start with two top coats. Why? You’ll see 🙂
So, there are two, right.
The first one is HR G48 Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite
It’s a clear mirror shine top coat with big greige or cool beige ueven glitter bits and pieces and silver grey diamond ones. It’s dramatic, by that I mean, it’s not a tender little top coat. It’s making a statement kind of top coat. I look at it and the holiday feel starts bubbling in me right here and now. And how about that name, huh? It’s awesome. It’s kind of out there in a good sense. Love it.
If you thought the first top coat was pretty, wait till you see the second one.
HR G44 Infrared-y to Glow is different.
It’s bronze, the bits and pieces are smaller, and their shape is really uneven. There’s fine holographic glitter there too, so it all shines and glows and sparkles like holiday decoration, once it’s on your nails. A festive touch, a little less dramatic than Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite, still it’s a statement too. It’s I’m going out and when I say it I’m really going out kind of thing.
Bear with me, and you’ll see these two beauties topping the shades in this collection that proved to be good matches for them.
As long as the collection is called Starlight, one blue and two purples come first – what can be a better background for starlight than blue or purple skies?
HR G37 Give Me Space
Brighter blue loaded with light blue sparkle.
It’s not crazy bright. Looks darker in the bottle than in does on the nails. Almost navy blue. And once it’s on the nails it reveals all its sparkle and brighter blue metallic undertone.
You don’t have to shun it though, if you only wear navy blue on your nails, it might actually work for you.
The shade is beautiful. It’s like a fairy tale blue starry night.
And here we go with the top coats. First I try Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite over it.
Then Infrared-y to Glow.
One blue down, two purples to go. Purple sky is even more fairy tale like than blue.
HR G36 Cosmo with a Twist
Purple with some blue in it and with light blue and purple sparkle.
It’s an in between blue and purple shade, that proves to be more purple.
Darker, but not all the way dark. And then it looks dressed up thanks to all the sparkle.
It’s a sultry nail shade with trimmings, that’s what it is.
And the top coats. Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite.
And Infrared-y to Glow.
HR G35 I’m in the Moon for Love
Medium purple, pretty bright.
Mind that it’s purple, not plum. It’s artsier that plum that has become a classic. This is a metallic purple shade that is dead on purple.
Actually, I like this purple better than bright purple crème shade that a lot of brands have in their permanent nail colour ranges.
This purple is an appealing borderline dark shade. A good one to try to shake up your manicure routine, if you generally wear like blacks and chocolate browns and navy blues on your nails.
Let’s see the top coats over it. Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite.
And Infrared-y to Glow.
Done with purples and blues, moving on to reds. If you like red, you can like what’s coming, as there are four of them in this collection.
HR G45 Let Your Love Shine
Cherry red with dark red sparkle.
It’s a very nice holiday version of cherry red classic.
Sparkle adds an interesting twist to the equation. And makes it well tuned for special events and occasions. And it’s not too much. Not too sparkly. It’s very refined.
I like this shade. Who would have thought that vampy and fun can be combined in one?
Top coats should rock over this shade. Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite first.
And now Infrared-y to Glow.
HR G32 Love is in My Cards
Bright red. No pearl, no shine, no sparkle.
Blood red. A little different than good old classic. A little brighter.
I like this one a lot. I like it, when red is not too dark. This shade is just the right kind of holiday red.
The shade is so gorgeous I like it that there’s no additions to it, that is, glitter, pearl or anything. This way we can just see it and wear it in all its glory.
Or do this. Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite.
And Infrared-y to Glow.
The name – Love is in My Cards – is kind of cool too. Makes me want to wear it on Valentine’s Day.
HR G34 Guys & Galaxies
Black cherry, a very nice one, actually.
Ever so dark. The way it should be.
At the same time you can see red there. I don’t like it, when black cherry turn into almost black or almost brown. It’s a red shade, so it should be that. And this one is.
It’s not like this shade is unique, but there are so many fans out there, might as well do it. And I can’t wait to see the top coats over such rich background.
Here’s Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite.
And here’s Infrared-y to Glow.
HR G33 Ro-Man-ce on the Moon
Classically womanly red. If it were just that, it would be boring, but it’s not just that, it’s… metallic.
Pretty bright and vibrant, but not too much.
An interesting and rare red shade. Not cherry red, more like red currant red.
If Love is in My Cards is way too bright for you, but you do want to try something new and bolder in red nail colour territory, this might be just right.
And the top coats, of course. Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite.
Infrared-y to Glow.
That’s that for red. Waiting for black? There is one for you.
HR G38 Center of the You-niverse
Good word play. I don’t even like black that much, but this… I love this. Love it big time. It’s not simply black. It’s black loaded with silvery sparkle, pearl and shine.
A panoply of sparkle, pearl and shine.
O-oh. Like a dark dark night with a handful of stars. Talk about starlight 🙂
It’s so beautiful I didn’t want to top it with the two top coats and cover up all the beauty. But in case you’d like to do it, here it is 🙂
Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite.
Infrared-y to Glow.
We are going to get into greiges, platinums, greys and silvers here. I haven’t topped the rest of the shades with the top coats, as I just don’t think top coats that are leaning to gold will show well or work well on any of them.
HR G46 Ce-less-tial is More
Lighter greige sand with holographic sparkle.
Rough textured. Really rough. Two coats of transparent top coat over it – still rough. I don’t like that.
I don’t like this texture. I mean, I like the look, this super sparkly opulent kind of look. But I don’t like the feel. I want my nails to be smooth, because that’s what they usually are.
Pity. If it weren’t for this rough feel, the shade is great – sparkly, holographic sparkly, nicely greige, chic.
HR G47 Press * for Silver
Pearly greige or cool beige, there’s more beige in it than grey, actually.
Elegant in a modern way.
I love this as an alternative to nude manicure. A little bit more edgy than just nude.
Will go well with just anything. Relaxed comfort, office, night club, fancy occasion – this will play anywhere. Not unique though.
HR G42 Comet Closer
Platinum, silvery gold with heavy sparkle. Kind of textured, but not too much. To the point where I can wear it.
I’d say it’s too platinum for everyday. Although it’s not shiny and dazzling, it’s more opulent and sophisticated.
Going out – yes. It will be good for that. Night club or red carpet. Beige or golden outfit will be a perfect match.
I like this shade. Yes, do Comet Closer.
HR G43 Is this Star Taken?
Another fun name of a shade here. Another platinum shade, this one has stick like shaped holographic sparkle in it.
Artsy, edgy and interesting. A little bit textured, not too much, in a lush way, giving another dimension to the shade.
Holographic sticky shaped glitter shines and sparkles adding yet another layer to the shade making it truly sophisticated.
This shade is complex and nice. Holiday like for sure.
HR G41 By the Light of the Moon
Light silvery with silver bigger round glitter that doesn’t show as much as creates textured surface. But not overly textured.
The glitter and texture provide for that posh and lush kind of look that we’ve seen in several shades in this collection.
If you like silver or grey nail colour, this is a good one to have in your stash.
Party time shade that can be worn to work with the right outfit and look subdued.
HR G39 Super Star Status
When I saw this, I was like – oh no, another sand formula that’s as rough to the touch as ever, even when I apply two coats of top coat over it.
But no – it’s kind of textured, but not too textured, and it’s so gorgeous with smaller silvery sparkle and then bigger snowy like silvery glitter.
I love it. It’s New Year-esque to the point of no belief.
This shade could compete for my attention with thrill of ecstasy by ANNY that I’ve already picked as the one I’m wearing this New Year night and day.
You can check out swatches in my post called ANNY Industrial Look in Soho collection swatched, if you’d like. ANNY Industrial Look in Soho collection swatched
HR G40 I Drive a SuperNova
I love this name. Sounds great. Pearly silver. Metallic.
This shade would be so not special but… it doesn’t streak too much, believe it or not.
If you like silver nail shades, you know how they are. They streak like crazy, generally speaking.
This one does it only a little. So, while the shade itself is not in any way unique, I do like the formula.
HR G49 No More Mr. Night Sky
Boy, this collection has some spectacular shade names. No More Mr. Night Sky. Wow. Dark silver stuffed like crazy with silver pearl and fine silver sparkle.
Very pretty, as tired as I am of grey nail shades.
This one is a keeper.
It’s like there’s a dark and sultry nail shade, and then there’s an explosion of shine from inside it. Cool. Very much so.
Starlight. Now that I’ve seen the shades in this holiday collection by Opi, I should say the name holds true for me. The shades are very starlight like. Simple and mysterious at the same time. Glowy and sparkly and shiny. Beautiful. Clean and elegant. Magnificent, really. At least, some of them are. Opi’s done a great job putting this collection together. And those funky names gave me an additional kick. Oh, and I enjoy the fact that there’s so much silver in this collection as opposed to other holiday collections, where nail colour is gold almost across the board and almost every year.