I’d like to say it was this past April, but I’m probably wrong, Sephora by OPI released an exclusive collaboration collection with the ever so popular Fox TV show, Glee
. Being a total Gleek myself, I was very interested in what colors they were going to release and how they were going to tie them into the show and the characters.
Turns out, I wasn’t all too excited about all the colors, as I had dupes for a lot of them. There were 3 though that caught my eye. They’re not too unique (well 2 of them aren’t, more on that later) but still aren’t completely dupable in my collection.
Sephora by OPI released a set of full sized nail polishes, as well as a mini set. Some of the colors in the mini set were the same, some weren’t. Which is actually really annoying but oh well.
I didn’t purchase any of the minis, since I really only wanted 1 of the 6 in the set and it didn’t seem all that worth it.
Sephora by OPI polishes are $8 each and can be purchased on Sephora’s website
. They all come with a skinny brush, unlike the regular polishes in the OPI line and are 3-free.
Who Let The Dorks Out?
“A fashion-forward wearable nail color, inspired by the Glee character Sue Sylvester…opaque, metallic peacock green…Express your individuality and inner-Gleek with this statement peacock green”. To me, it’s a more of a shimmery turquoise, not too opaque, but better than it’s OPI dupe, Austin-tacious Turquoise from the Texas Collection. In reality, both colors look exactly the same in the bottle. They both have that purple iridescent shimmer to it:
Austin-tacious Turquoise is a bit sheerer, so 4 coats was needed for that, whereas Who Let The Dorks Out? was fine with 3 coats. If you don’t mind doing 4 coats, then I’d actually pick Austin-tacious Turquoise just because I prefer the bigger OPI brush, and I can get it for less than $8 on an etailer.
With 4 coats of Austin and 3 coats of Dorks, the shimmer, iridescence and finish are all the same. Dorks had a nice smooth coverage and wasn’t a fussy nail polish to work with at all. It really just comes down to your preference of brushes and coats.
Who Let The Dorks Out?/Austin-tacious Turquoise
And to me, this didn’t really remind me of Sue Sylvester at all. A red creme, the color of her Adidas sweat suit would have made more sense.
“A fashion-forward wearable nail color, inspired by Glee character Kurt Hummel…Sheer lime with fine gold shimmer…A glittery lime green that will have everyone singing your praises.”
Yes. This is indeed sheer, lime, and has a fine gold shimmer (good job Sephora lol). This is probably my favorite of the 3. I thought at first it’d be similar to the OPI Serena Williams color Simply Smashing
, but it’s not. That one had a more yellow undertone to it.
This one needed only 3 coats, even though the description called it sheer. It went on a little watery at first, which worried me, but it seemed to hold together nicely and didn’t pool to the sides. It was a little odd actually lol.
It’s a very unexpected but fun summer color. Something I would totally wear.
This actually doesn’t remind me of Kurt at all either. I would have done something flashy for him. A silver. Or Dior Grey.
“A fashion-forward wearable nail color, inspired by the Glee character Will Schuester…opaque opalescent gray…Whether your style is sporty or goth, this pearlescent green gray pulls it all together for a pitch-perfect look. “
This doesn’t say Will Schuester to me either. This would have been good for Kurt. For Schuester I would have done some pastel creme. But whatever lol. They didn’t consult me for a reason I guess…
I actally thought this would be a good dupe for the Katy Perry OPI color Not Like The Movies, but they’re actually quite different. This one is a bit more gray. That one had a bit more rainbow. You’d really have to see them in person.
I feel like this one was also rather on the sheer side, although it went opaque in 3 coats. It was another watery applicator but then it didn’t pool and stuck together.
Overall, I feel like this collection didn’t excite me as much as I had wanted to. The colors were all pretty, if you weren’t already a collector. As a collector, I have so many polishes that can dupe the ones in here already that I wasn’t too thrilled with the selection.
I also feel like the characters didn’t match the colors they were given.
They are all good quality polishes though, and if you’re working on building your collection, there are some very good colors in the Glee collection to choose from.
The Glee collection also included nail decals.