There are some nail polishes that are so mesmerizing, they take your breath away even from the first coat. OPI DS Extravagance is one of them.
This is a scattered holographic polish I’ve worn several times because the formula is pure perfection. It has zero application issues – flows smoothly on the nails, goes on thin and workable, dries quickly, and has great pigmentation.
Now let’s talk about the color (the most exciting part)! It’s this wonderful berry purple with holographic sparkles that flash in a rainbow of hues. It’s lively. It’s pretty. It’s a firework for your nails!
Although I tried to capture the essence of OPI Designer Series Extravagance in my pictures, this is a polish you must look at in person to really see how gorgeous it is!
OPI DS Extravagance Pictures
OPI DS Extravagance Swatches
√ Provides glitzy & glamorous look
- Name: OPI Designer Series Extravagance
- Amount: 15 mL
- What I Paid: $5.75 USD (Retail price is about $14 USD or so)
- OPI Designer Series Collection Colors Available: Extravagance, Royal, Classic, Coronation, Glow, Illuminate, Jewel, Magic, Mystery, Opulence, Radiance, Reflection, Reserve, Sapphire, Signature, Tapestry & Treasure
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, Trans Design & select beauty-supply stores
OPI DS Extravagance Review
You get sticker shock if you buy any of the OPI Designer Series polishes at the regular retail price. They’re significantly more expensive than regular OPIs. Why? OPI DS polishes contain diamond dust – not sure if this is just a gimmick or if it actually improves the manicure mileage. But thankfully there are eBayers and an etailer that sell them for a lot less.
OPI Designer Series nail polish even comes in a special bottle to distinguish it from your standard OPI bottle. It has a silver foily handle instead of the usual black one.
OPI Extravagance is worth every penny. The color alone sells itself – it’s a fun berry purple punctuated with scattered holographic sparkles of pink, blue, gold, silver, and red. No matter what light you wear it, it glitters like crazy. Of course, it looks best in sunlight when all the colors stand out.
The formula is excellent! It’s smooth and thin without being watery, and it dries quickly. There’s great pigmentation because even with just the first coat, OPI DS Extravagance provides awesome coverage. I used 2 coats to amp up the holographic goodness, and I really don’t think you’d need to wear any more than 2 coats.
Although it dries fairly shiny on its own, I used Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (my Holy Grail top coat) to boost it to that glass-like glossy look us nailphiles lust after.
Final Verdict: 10/10
Although OPI Extravagance pulls your purse strings taut, I think that it’s totally worth it. You get a fun, breathtaking, original color that applies without a hitch. And I believe this shade is universally flattering.
Do you like this color? Have you tried any other OPI Designer Series polishes? Do you think paying more for diamond dust is a rip-off?