OPI Sprung is a nail polish that I think is actually the perfect fall shade, even though it came out earlier this month as part of the Mariah Carey Collection.
If you are a fan of OPI Warm & Fozzie like I am, chances are that you’ll also fall head over heels for OPI Sprung as well.
No, they’re not dupes, but they have a similar duochrome metallic shimmer that’s totally blingy. (Click the above link for my review and photos of Warm & Fozzie to see what I mean. It’s more like OPI Sprung’s sibling instead of twin.)
P.S. As of today, I’ve reviewed and photographed every single nail polish in the OPI Mariah Carey Collection except for Anti-Bleak (which I don’t own)! Hmm…I probably won’t buy that because the colour doesn’t stand out to me. Then again, the lacquer collector in me is considering getting it just so that I’ll have a complete set…
OPI Sprung Pictures
OPI Sprung Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 3 coats of OPI Sprung
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Shimmery copper
- Name: OPI Sprung
- Collection: Mariah Carey by OPI Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the Mariah Carey by OPI press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: A Butterfly Moment, Sprung, Pink Yet Lavender, Anti-bleak, Stay the Night, Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go & The Impossible
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $6.25 CAD
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons
OPI Sprung Review
Sprung by OPI is more than meets the eye at first glance. When you inspect the bottle closely, you’ll see copper, but also some gold as well. It’s this interesting combination that makes it more unique than your typical copper polish.
This is the type of shade that feels luxurious and classy. It’s bold and modern, but it’s not flashy in a trashy way.
Sprung by OPI has a high-metallic finish that’s very shimmery. The shimmer is so densely packed that it almost looks like a foil.
There wasn’t any noticeable texture. It was very smooth and perfect!
Application & Formula
The formula is very thin, but it applies beautifully pigmented! Although I used 3 coats, you only actually need 2 coats to achieve full opacity.
The reason why I used an extra coat was because I was curious if it would add more colour depth. It didn’t seem to make much of a difference, so that’s why I think you can just get away with 2 coats.
OPI Sprung goes on smoothly and pretty even – it’s perfect, actually! I loved how well it covered the nail, and it didn’t feel thick.
The only potential problem I can think of is that because it has a thin formula, using a fast-drying top coat too early may create premature tip wear. To avoid this issue, just wait a while longer before putting on your top coat. (That’s what I did.)
OPI Warm & Fozzie vs. OPI Sprung
As you can see from these side-by-side bottle photos, they’re very similar, except Sprung looks a touch redder or more copper in comparison.
If you have one, you probably don’t need the other because they’re so close.
Those who missed out on the awesomeness that was OPI Warm & Fozzie will be happy to find Sprung!
Final Verdict: 10/10
Yup, I gave Sprung by OPI a perfect score! I realllllly love this colour because it reminds me of the autumn, and that’s my favourite season.
If you like nail polishes that get attention without being gaudy, this is the one! 🙂 You won’t be disappointed. It looks sooooo much better in person than it does in my photos.
(Interesting little fact: The day that I photographed my manicure for this post was extremely foggy and dark. It definitely wasn’t the ideal lighting condition to capture accurate colours or finishes. So, just know that when you wear Sprung, it will look better than my photos would suggest!)
Will you spring for Sprung? (I had to phrase it like that…hehe!) What’s your favourite polish from the Mariah Carey by OPI Collection?