Sephora by OPI Matte

sephora opiAre you mad about the matte trend this fall on your nails? I have seen it on many different people and was on a mad quest to find some matte polishes. I found some through Zoya and Sephora by OPI. I purchased both but have yet to try the Zoya as I bought it in black and I’m just not sure how to pull off black nails. lol

I was very excited to try the Domestic Goddess (pictured left) from Sephora by OPI as it looked to be a gorgeous color in the bottle and it was matte which would make me trendy for the fall. I love the way it looked on my nails and I will use this bottle again, but I have mixed feelings towards it. Let me explain.

The formula used in matte nail polishes is so different from the regular polishes, as you can see it changes to the matte almost on contact with the air and your nail. What I did not like about this polish was that it took multiple coats to make it look less-streaky and more like the bottle. I always apply an OPI nail strengthener to my nails as a base coat before I put any color on and then follow up my polish with an OPI Top Coat. With the matte polish you can’t really do that because it takes away from the matte appearance.

For me that meant mondo chippage. By the second day, I was seeing not my usual dings (’cause let’s face it – I’m not a nail tech and I consider it a triumph if I can remove the nail polish from my cuticles!) but gashes and chunks missing from the polish. I felt the price was a bit much ($9) considering regular OPI is less than that and Nicole by OPI is even cheaper. I feel that if you are going to be a company that is using a name such as OPI to sell your product, don’t jack the price up because I would rather order the regular OPI in the first place. Not to mention Zoya sells for only $6 and I like their formula better because it’s healthier for your nails (let’s save that review for later!)

So overall, I was not pleased. I more than likely won’t buy another Sephora by OPI matte polish. I haven’t tried out a regular Sephora by OPI shade because I am usually deterred by the price, but I still might. I know people who use those brands religiously but I feel more dissatisfied than satisfied.

Price: $9

Where to find: Sephora

Rating:  2 out of 5

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