The OPI Miss Universe Limited Edition Collection contains four shades with a variety of colors and finishes. They are scheduled for an August release, set to tie in with the Miss Universe contest to be held in September, although they are starting to show up stores now.
The application and formula on all of the shades was nice and easy, and my photos are shown using two coats.
It's My Year is a medium plum shimmer packed with gold micro glitter, giving it a somewhat foil finish. The first photo was taken in full sun, while the second photo was taken in the shade. In brighter lighting, you'll see massive amounts of sparkle, while lower lighting really refines the gold glitter.
Congeniality is My Middle Name is a bit of a chameleon--in brighter lighting (full sun directly below) it's a berry colored shimmer with pink and purple shimmer, that also seems to reflect some blue shimmer. This is a jelly finish with shimmer, if there is such a thing. Normally, jellies are found in creme finishes, but take a look at the second photo. Indoors, the color is more of a burgundy, and the jelly aspect is evident. Presto! Now it's a vampy jelly!
Swimsuit...Nailed It isn't terribly unique, because we've seen a number of similar shades recently, but it's still a great bright royal blue with a top-notch formula. This shade seems to have a charcoal base, making it nearly opaque in one coat, although I did use two in this photo. It has blue foil micro glitter, giving it a metallic finish in brighter lighting, and a more foil finish in lower lighting.
Crown Me Already is one crazy-busy glitter! This bright silver shade is a maze of large hex glitter and smaller standard glitter in a clear base. This is almost too glittery for me, if that's possible. I thought this would be primarily a layering polish, but I did try it over Congeniality is My Middle Name, and it covered the color after one coat almost to the point where I couldn't see the base color. I'll have to play around with it some more with a lighter touch. This is shown using two coats, and a third would likely cover visible nail lines. The application isn't bad, but there is so much glitter in this shade, that it tends to need smoothing out here and there to break up the glitter colonies!
What are your thoughts on this collection? I'm happy with all of them, but I adore Congeniality is My Middle Name. The jelly trait in that one definitely appeals to me.