Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Gleek Out? Sephora by OPI: Mash-up
I'm not a Glee fan, so I had no interest in Glee-inspired products. However, I was told that I had to buy the "Mash-up" color from the Sephora by OPI Glee collection. So, I did.
comparison with the also fairly recent "Not Like the Movies" from the Katy Perry collection (tsk tsk, OPI) so if you have that one, you can skip this - or if you can't find one, the other will substitute just fine. It also brings Zoya Adina to mind, but that one seems lighter in swatches - and more purple. However, I don't actually have Adina, so I can't tell you just how close it is. Mash-up, though, is a silver-based green-purple duochrome. And I really do like it, since I don't have anything close in my collection. It's subtle, and it catches the light in different ways. I am easily distracted. It also applies well - smoothly and in thin coats.
(Incidentally, if you're going for a full-on, intense silver polish, Zoya's Trixie is the way to go - it is a beautiful mercury color, and definitely one of my favorite nail polishes. Of all time.)
And in the spirit of things, I did my own mash-up; that is, I took five polishes and layered them with Mash-up. I was trying to see if I could get the purple-green shades to come out more - or at least, what it would look like over greens and purples and silver, etc. These are the five I used:
Gemma more of a pearl finish, and is actually kind of how I wish Gemma would look on its own; I think it's gorgeous over the Sinful Fiji shade.
Hopefully this gives you some idea of what Mash-up looks like over different colors. This is also part of my no-buy initiative; I can mix and match my own colors and finishes!