OPI What Wizardry Is This? nail polish swatch & review (OPI Oz The Great and Powerful collection)

In case you missed my first OPI Oz The Great and Powerful swatch post featuring Glints of Glinda and When Monkeys Fly!, click here!

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

After swatching one of the pastel shades and a glitter polish from OPI’s Oz The Great and Powerful, I thought I’d follow up by swatching the lone dark polish from this limited edition Soft Shades collection. What Wizardry Is This? is a deep masculine bronzey brown lacquer in OPI’s new textured Liquid Sand formula.

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

What Wizardry Is This? was suprisingly easy to apply. I was expecting the combination of a dark lacquer and the texture particles in the polish to drag on the nail bed and pool at my tips, but it flowed smoothly and evenly. I used two thin coats to get a full finish, although I allowed a slightly longer drying time between coats to make sure the actual texture pieces didn’t move.

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

This is my first time using a liquid sand polish, and boyhowdy, ain’t it an interesting finish? It’s not as sharp and overly lumpy as a coarse glitter polish, but it’s much grittier than a microglitter or a mesh finish. In the shot above I’ve applied a thin coat of INM Out The Door, enough to seal the ends and boost the shine without altering the texture much.

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

OPI What Wizardry Is This?

Also I suggest taking a second to check out Makeup Utopia’s action shots of What Wizardry Is This? shot under direct sunlight. Her photographs really highlight the texture of the Liquid Sand formula!

Who: OPI
What: Oz The Great and Powerful Soft Shades limited edition collection
How Much: AU$19.95
When: available mid February
Where: David Jones, Myer, selected nail salons and Adore Beauty.

These item were provided to swatchgirl.com for review. This post contains an affiliate link.


About author
Lara is a freelance makeup artist, super dork and a total techhead based in Sydney, Australia. She likes playing video games, marathoning seasons of The Office, and carrying out her epic quest to own every grey nail polish ever created. Follow her on Instagram: @theswatchgirl
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  1. Awww man, this looks SO much better on you than it does on me, this is such a good colour on your hands.

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