OPI Blue Shatter, Navy Shatter and Turquoise Shatter Swatch and Review

Exotic island, sunny beach, palm trees, white sand… there’s something missing! The sky, sea water and OPI blue hued shatters! Everything seems so relaxing and calming.

Newest addition to the OPI shatter collection, the blue hued shatters include NL E56 Blue Shatter, NL E63 Navy Shatter and NL E64 Turquoise Shatter.

There shatter polishes come with a special instruction tag.

Apply one coat of Shatter over any completely dry lacquer shade for a “shattered” look. For a high-gloss shine, finish with Top Coat. That’s exactly what I’m going to do.

To test out these 3 blue hued shatter polishes, I’m going to apply it over 3 different color, texture and finish polishes I have from OPI.

NL D01 Lincoln Park at Midnight, NL B41 Totally Tangerine, and NN R54 Russian Navy Suede. All 3 polishes are applied in 2 coats and let dry.

Lincoln Park at Midnight is a rich aubergine with soft purple shimmers.

Totally Tangerine is a bright tangerine orange with high sheen. Both being glossy finish as Lincoln Park at Midnight, Totally Tangerine isn’t as opaque, so it needs 2 good coats to get it fully covered. But once dry, it’s super smooth and shiny.

Russian Navy Suede is the matte suede finish version of OPI’s Russian Navy, a deep navy blue with silver and blue shimmers. It dries super fast and has that rouge suede finish.

A medium coat of Blue Shatter is applied on Lincoln Park at Midnight. The cobalt shimmery blue shatter dries somewhat semi-glossy but it shatters really nicely.

Navy Shatter on Totally Tangerine. I think this one shatters the best for my liking and it dries matte. Unlike Blue Shatter which has shimmers in it, Navy Shatter is as pure as it is, a rich indigo blue with no shimmer.

Turquoise Shatter on Russian Navy Suede. The result is not exactly what I expected from a shatter polish. It only has a bigger thin crack in the middle and some smaller ones on the rest of nail. It must have something to do with the suede finish of the base color. Besides that, the polish itself is a really cool vibrant shimmery turquoise blue.

To give the shattered nails a glossy finish, I applied a top coat to it. Blue Shatter on rich purple Lincoln Park at Midnight.

Navy Shatter on Totally Tangerine. The contrasting navy blue made the orange color really stand out.

Finally Turquoise Shatter on Russian Navy Suede. It’s a different kind of shatter that’s innocent and shy looking. It really depends on what kind of look you desire. But one thing for sure is that these shatter polishes shatter a lot bigger on glossy finish polish.

3 blue hued shatter polish put together side by side. The picture was taken in natural indoor lighting. The top coat really added a lot of shiny to these shatter polishes.

This is a picture taken in direct sunlight. Except the Navy Shatter being matte finish, Blue and Turquoise Shatter are both shimmery.

The shatters are really intriguing especially the fact that if you apply a dark shatter on top of a brighter nail polish, the difference is extreme. Once applied, the shatters can have different angled effects whether it is horizontal or even vertical. Shatters are really interesting because no matter which direction you apply them, no two nails will look the same. They can come close but with very different abstract artistic looks. I’m hoping OPI will come up more shattered polishes in the future, maybe green, yellow, purple or even holographic.

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. Fruity Lashes don’t do paid or guaranteed reviews. Read my full disclosure here.

9 Responses to OPI Blue Shatter, Navy Shatter and Turquoise Shatter Swatch and Review

  1. Aya May 4, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    I like the finish of the Russian Navy Suede! Love the color combinations 😀

  2. Steph May 4, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    i’m liking lincoln park at midnight and russian navy suede =D so pretty~~~
    not loving the shatters… maybe they’re grow on me =]

  3. Blair May 5, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Am in love with NL E56 Blue Shatter and NL E63 Navy Shatter! Navy Shatter on Totally Tangerine looks really good, never thought that I’d be so keen on a tangerine base colour o.O

  4. Isabel May 5, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    I tried the black at the shop and I’m amazed! It’s so fast and easy to work with.

  5. Adeline May 5, 2011 at 4:01 AM

    Russian Navy is such a GORGEOUS colour on its own!!! I love Turquoise shatter too but it doesn’t really show that well on Russian Navy.

  6. Shop N' Chomp May 6, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    I don’t usually like blue but Blue Shatter looks divine!

  7. Jules May 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    I’m beginning to change my opinion about shatters, with these new colors…

    • admin May 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM

      Jules, the shatter makes turns the nail polishes out of this world. Gives a very different look and effect almost as if its customized!

  8. Nic nic May 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    love the swatches… russian navy suede is such a gorgeous navy shade!


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