Think about a blue that first comes to mind when someone says ‘denim’. Now, imagine that it’s holographic. You’ve got OPI DS Glamour – it’s an oldie, but a goodie!
I really miss these kind of holographic colours that used to be in the OPI DS (Designer Series) collection. They were really outstanding in every way.
Like all OPI DS polishes, they cost more than your typical bottle of OPI. Thankfully, when I first got into nail polish, this was really easy to find for even less than the retail price of a regular OPI bottle, so it didn’t hurt my wallet.
There are still new colours added to the Designer Series collection, but I think they pale in comparison to the beauties from just a few years ago. I wonder if it’s because of a pigment shortage or a price increase for it.
If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on it without paying a small fortune, I urge you to buy it. This is a very special polish!
OPI DS Glamour Pictures
OPI DS Glamour Swatches
All swatches have:
- Name: OPI Designer Series Glamour
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $5.75 USD
- Where to Buy: Probably eBay since this is an old polish.
OPI DS Glamour Review
The reason I love OPI DS Glamour is because the holographic rainbow goodness is very obvious on your nails and not just in the bottle. It comes alive in bright light or sunlight, but even in dim natural light, I think it looks pretty because it has a speckled look.
The main colour is a denim-type blue. (Most often, you’ll see the shade of blue shown in my natural-light photos, but you’ll mainly see the holographic-ness that you see in the other photos.)
It’s really quite a magical polish because you get what looks like a fine-pixelated rainbow on your nails.
OPI Designer Series Glamour is a holographic polish that is both scattered and linear at the same time. It dries completely smooth. There is zero grit even without a top coat.
Application & Formula
OPI Designer Series polishes from back in the day are known for their ease of application and their perfect formulas. Glamour is no exception – it applied as smooth as butter…not that you’d put butter on your nails!
It was really easy to control where the polish went, and you really only need 2 coats for full opacity. I applied 3 because I wanted to see if it would maximize the strength of the holo even more – it didn’t.
Final Verdict: 10/10
This is one of my favourite holos to wear because it packs a punch with a strong rainbow that you don’t have to really squint to see. It’s vibrant, easy to apply, and it looks like pure magic on your nails.
Do you own any of colours from the OPI Designer Series collection? Is there a holo that you wished companies would make? What’s the last holo you wore?