Many months ago, I had a strong fascination with Katy Perry (aka Katheryn Hudson). Her music and pictures were everywhere! If you didn’t like her, you probably found it akin to hell.
Her music is like candy floss – syrupy sweet and superficial. When I’m in a carefree mood, I do enjoy some of her songs. It seems like she doesn’t take herself too seriously. At least that’s what her image is marketed as.
When the OPI Katy Perry Collection came out, I knew that I had to have all the colours.
While most people went gaga over OPI Teenage Dream, I actually fell more in love with OPI Last Friday Night, the blue holo glitter I previously swatched and reviewed.
In a weird way, Teenage Dream looked very neutral on me even though it was jam-packed with glitter.
This didn’t move me, and I can’t see myself wearing this shade solo again. If I do wear it in the future, I’ll have to stamp on top of it or add a crackle polish to cover it up.
OPI Teenage Dream Pictures
OPI Teenage Dream Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Dreamy pink glitter
- Name: OPI Teenage Dream
- Collection: OPI Katy Perry Collection
- Colours Available in the OPI Katy Perry Collection: Last Friday Night, Teenage Dream, Not Like the Movies, The One That Got Away & Black Shatter
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $9.95 CAD
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select beauty-supply stores
OPI Teenage Dream Review
This is what I would call a princess pink. It’s very pretty in the bottle, but I find that light pinks like this are harder for me to wear. Sometimes they blend right into my fingers or make my hands look dirty. I keep trying them, though, because I’m hoping to find one that works.
Teenage Dream by OPI is more than just a girlie pink, though. It attempts to go over-the-top with 2 kinds of glitter. One is very fine pink glitter and the other is larger and holographic. The base polish the glitter is suspended in has a faint pinkish tint that sometimes makes the pink lean a touch orangey pink on me in certain lighting.
The holographic glitter is really cool because it catches the light and flashes all different colours in the rainbow!
Finish & Grittiness
This is a super glittery polish, but it wasn’t as gritty as I thought it would be. It’s not smooth like a creme polish, but it didn’t feel very rough and scratchy. There is noticeable texture. But when you apply a thick top coat or more than one layer of a thin top coat, it becomes smoother.
Application & Formula
Teenage Dream by OPI had a thick formula, but that’s to be expected since there’s lots of glitter that the base polish needs to coat. This is a polish that you’ll probably have to thin out over time when it starts to get more goopey.
Despite the thickness, I found it relatively easy to use.
It dries fairly quickly, but I suggest waiting long enough in between coats or you may have dragging issues.
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
I still much prefer OPI Last Friday Night to OPI Teenage Dream, but it might just be that I prefer blues to pinks. It’s a nice polish, but I just wish it suited my skin tone better.
Are you a fan of Katy Perry or do you think she’s obnoxious? Have you tried any of the colours from the OPI Katy Perry Collection? Do you like Last Friday Night better than Teenage Dream, too?