OPI Nail Lacquer in What Wizardry is This? – Review, Photos, Swatches

Product Breakdown:

What Wizardry is This is the latest shade to be released in OPI’s new “Liquid Sand” formula, and is a part of their newest limited edition collection, the Oz The Great and Powerful collection.

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Described by OPI as a rich taupe shade, I find it hard to define the precise colour of this polish. I have seen it look taupe, bronze, dirty brown and olive green depending on the light, and what I am wearing.

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The liquid sand formula is quite fascinating. It applies quite smoothly, although it dries fairly quickly. I found it best to allow myself a maximum of 2-3 strokes per nail in order to avoid dragging and bald patches.

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The finished look of the polish is similar to the effect you would get by applying a matte topcoat over a microglitter, although it leaves a much more textured finish on my nail.

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I also found this particular formula to be incredibly long wearing. It lasted for a full week on my nails without a single chip – this is virtually unheard of for me! I applied it over a base coat, but with no top coat at all. Having said that, it was an absolute bitch to get off. I tried soaking it in acetone with the foil technique, but I ended up really having to scrub to get the remnants off. Maybe I’ll soak them for longer next time.

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All in all, I didn’t LOVE this colour on me – I think it gave me the dreaded lobster hands, however if your hands are less red than mine, it could be a really lovely polish. As far as the Liquid Sand formula goes, I’m sold. I love the mate sparkle, and the wear time is an added bonus!

Anything else worth mentioning?:

What Wizardry is This? is part of the new limited edition Oz collection, to celebrate the launch of the upcoming movie. There are a total of 7 shades in the collection:

OPI Oz 1 Dont burst my bubble

Don’t Burst My Bubble, described by OPI as “An irresistible white, like puffs of clouds.

OPI Oz 2 Glints of Glinda

Glints of Glinda, described by OPI as “Only a good witch could turn beige from bland to chic.”

OPI Oz 3 I Theodora You

I Theodora You, described by OPI as “an adorable sheer pink that is bewitching.”

OPI Oz 4 Lights of Emerald City

Lights of Emerald City, described by OPI as “like a white confetti spray, bursting with excitement.”

OPI Oz 5 When Monkeys Fly!

When Monkeys Fly! described by OPI as “you will go bananas for this gold confetti.”

OPI Oz 6 Which is Witch

Which is Witch? described by OPI as “a silver glitter laqcuer with a magical iridescent sparkle.”

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And of course, What Wizardry is This? described by OPI as their “new liquid sand formula, a rich taupe hue with reflective sparkle.”

Available from:

Selected David Jones and Myer stores, authorised salons and Online.


$19.95 AUD
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