Thursday, December 6, 2012

The "Exclusive" post! OPI DS Exclusive and the search of dupes

OPI DS Exclusive - two coats with top coat

Finally I was able to get my hands on this elusive lemming, OPI DS Exclusive. Like many of its holo siblings, this DS has been long discontinued, but I'm lucky enough to get it via a swap, thank you MJ!

DS Exclusive is a berry/magenta linear holo. Formula is perfect with two easy coats, and the prismatic effect is just blinding! To quote Rachel Zoe, I die!

You would think with so many holo polishes out there, there must be some close dupes of DS Exclusive, so I went through my modest stash and pull out a few holos in the same color family, and here they are, from thumb to pinky: Enchanted Sugar Spree, BSJ #02, Hits Atena, OPI DS Exclusive, and Catherine Arley #677.

Possible dupes of OPI DS Exclusive? I don't think so!

I am happy and sad to report that there are no dupes! DS Exclusive is a shade or two darker than the rest, with a strong purple undertone. BSJ might be the closest to the DS, but it has a red undertone. Enchanted, Hits and CA are all red holos with pink undertone.

It is interesting to note that BSJ #02 has the strongest linear holo effect out of all polishes, followed by DS Exclusive. Hits Atena and Enchanted Sugar Spree are very close dupes in terms of color and prismatic effect, with Catherine Arley being the weakest holo.

So there you have it, the search for DS Exclusive dupe continues. Do you know of any close dupe of this coveted polish? Which magenta holo do you like the most?


Sarah said...

OPI DS Exclusive is so beautiful! I wish the DS collection wasn't so expensive!!

jazzqueen64 said...

Wow, all gorgeous polishes, lucky you!

Kimberley said...

This is really pretty!

Unknown said...

I want to try opi ds exclusive.