Review & Swatches: OPI Miss Universe Collection


So much is going on this month! The end of summer, New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012, and the Miss Universe Pageant is coming up on September 12th. To share in the glitz and the dazzle, who better than OPI capture that glamour?

“Miss Universe is the most popular and publicized beauty pageant in the world,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “We are excited to partner with the Miss Universe Organization, whose contestants provided so much inspiration for rich, high-fashion color.”

Here’s the shade breakdown from OPI:

Congeniality is My Middle Name
And berry-wine shimmer is what I do best!

It’s MY Year
It’s about time for this champagne-rose to shine!

Swimsuit…Nailed It!
An itsy bitsy teenie weenie vibrant shiny-blue bikini.

Crown Me Already!
A sassy silver sparkle that knows what it’s worth.

Swatches… (each done with two coats)

It’s MY Year is definitely my favorite of the bunch. It takes on hints of violet, then reflects champagne shimmer as you move.  This is the must-have of the entire collection! 

Swimsuit…Nailed It! is a bright cobalt blue with a hint of cerulean. This is more of a shimmer than a frost, which pairs up nicely with the tones.

Congeniality is My Middle Name was a little difficult to capture with the camera, but it’s actually much prettier in-person. It reminds me of sangria with a touch of shimmer. (In hindsight, I should have used 3 coats, sorry!)

Crown Me Already! is a silver glitter polish in a clear base. The silver is nice and bright, and the larger pieces are almost mirror-ball like. There’s a frosty finish with the smaller silver glitter.

My fall pick—It’s MY Year. How about yours?

More photos…

Price & Availability: This limited-edition promotion will be available beginning August 2011 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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  • http://www.polishvixen.com Polish Vixen Marisa

    I love these colors!! beautiful swatches XOXO

  • Amber

    Thanks Polish Vixen, glad they’re helpful!

  • Ter G/bobbysgeel

    I have Crown Me Already & I love it! Xoxo

  • Amber

    I didn’t know you were a glitter gal, Ter! Woohoo!