I didn’t jump on the Black Shatter bandwagon right away, but after reading this fantastic guest review and swatches by Soaper1, I’m reconsidering.
OPI’s recent collaboration with Katy Perry produced four polishes: The One that Got Away, Teenage Dream, Last Friday Night, and Not Like the Movies. Black Shatter was released simultaneously (overlapping the Katy Perry and Serena Williams Glam Slam collections). And I thought Black Shatter wasn’t going to be a must-have. As it turns out, I love it, and it is flying off shelves everywhere!
I prefer Black Shatter over the Katy Perry glitters, Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night. They provide more contrast than The One that Got Away (a gorgeous polish on its own).
I haven’t tried Black Shatter over Not Like the Movies, but I don’t think there will be enough contrast to get the full effect of Black Shatter.
In these swatches, I applied four coats of the glitters, and one coat of Black Shatter. For The One that Got Away, I did three coats and one coat of Black Shatter. I also used two coats of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Anti-Chip top coat (red bottle).
Everything applied very nicely and the wear was excellent. I wore each manicure three days and there was no tip wear or chipping. Since Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night are glitters and I applied four coats, they were a bit difficult to remove (even with the Studio Tools 100% acetone remover tub). But in my mind, totally worth it!
The One That Got Away is a gorgeous green/purple duochrome polish with silver microglitter. I’ll try to have swatches of that one soon.
OPI polishes retail for $8.50 each and are available at Ulta and other retailers, as well as etailers.