Tuesday 3 May 2011

OPI Absolutely Alice (matte) vs OPI Reflecting Pool

At a first glance OPI Absolutely Alice is far too glittery to be a dupe for OPIs Reflecting Pool, however the blue shade with golden glitter is definitely apparent in both polishes, so I added a top coat of Essie's Matte About you over Absolutely Alice, and the effect was actually really gorgeous:

The matte top coat completely smooths out the polish so you get a lovely finish, and I rally like this effect, it's still gorgeous but a little less bling (See previous post for swatches of OPI Absolutely Alice on its own). Now I can see why this polish is often compared to OPIs Reflecting Pool, here is the same manicure with OPI Reflecting Pool on the thumb (please excuse the mess I made)

The blue shade on Reflecting Pool is a little more dusty and not quite as "royal" blue as Absolutely Alice, but with the matte top coat, these two become a lot more similar in effect, I'm definitely tempted to try the matte top coat over more glitter polishes though, I didn't expect to like the results quite so much :)

Here are some swatches of the two polishes on their own:

OPI Absolutely Alice                          OPI Reflecting Pool


  1. absolutely alice is gorgeous far prettier i think :)

    shel xx

  2. Gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous :D

  3. Meeza thinkin' that OPI Reflecting Pool and Zoya Chrystal might be a match. :) Too bad I don't have the OPI, I'd do a comparison.

  4. from the photos I've seen online I think Zoya Crystal is nearly identical! :):)