OPI Turquoise Shatter Nail Lacquer Review

 OPI's Turquoise Shatter is a beautiful shimmery turquoise crackle with lots of dimension. I am so mesmerized by how pretty this color is. OPI offers seven permanent polishes in their Shatter collection. I don't have any regular OPI polishes, they seem to expensive to me. I got this polish for free when Priceline had a bargain bin full of OPI Shatters on a BOGO Deal. So I got two for $10AUD, which is a great deal anywhere, but just so you're aware of how bangin' that deal was, OPI lacquers for $28 in Australia. OPI's formula is formaldehyde, DBT, and toluene free. Each full size polish contains .5fl oz (15ml), which is the standard amount. This lacquer was made in the USA. Unfortunately, OPI does test on animals.
 OPI packages their Shatter line pretty much the same as their regular polishes, except for one detail. The normally texturized, tall, black plastic cap has a crackle print sticker wrapped around it. The OPI logo is embossed on the top of the cap. The round glass bottle features the brand and product name on the front. OPI included a small tag that offered directions on how to use a crackle polish, in four languages. A full ingredient list and the shade name can be found on a peel off sticker on the bottom of the bottle. I'm not really a fan of OPI's brush. Its too stiff. Its long and flat with a rounded tip with no splayed bristles.
 Turquoise Shatter's formula is a little on the thicker side. Application is a bit on the skippy side, but that can be expected from any crackle polish. How much this polish cracks depends on the polish it's applied over and how thickly you apply it. As an overall assessment, this polish cracks well. In my opinion, Turquoise Shatter looks best over orange, black, taupe, and blue polishes. Like all crackle polishes, this OPI Shatter lacquer dries super fast, less than 45 seconds per coat. I assume it's because there is less surface area to dry, and you tend to apply it in thinner coats. This polish doesn't affect the wear of any polish under it, nor does it chip or flake off. Good Stuff.
 Turquoise Shatter is a really pretty color. Turquoise is definitely a good description of the color. Its bright and leans almost completely blue, only hints of green come through, they come through strongest when applied over black polishes. Turquoise Shatter has a really interesting finish, it looks shimmery in the bottle but on the nail it isn't. Its kinda rubbery in finish, but not in the matte way, it's a little pearlised. So hard to explain, but so pretty.
OPI Turquoise Shatter is nice. I'm not super into crackle polishes, but this one is good quality and a beautiful color. It may be the prettiest color ever actually. This lacquer cracks thoroughly and dries fast. Nice over all product. That being said, I wouldn't repurchase it because, let's be honest here, when am I going to go through an entire bottle of bright blue crackle polish. I don't recommend this polish either because crackle isn't really in anymore. Go ahead and get it if it tickles your fancy, but it's not a must have.


Ingredients:
Ethyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat, SD Alcohol 40 B, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Silica, Butyl Acetate, Mica, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, CI 77891, CI 42090

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