OPI Blue Shatter Collection: Swatches, Photos

This month, OPI is coming out with quite a few new shatter polishes to add to the trend, including a collection of three shades of blue, ranging from a blue-green turquoise to a a dark navy blue.




OpiblueshatterTurquoise Shatter, Blue Shatter, Navy Shatter


opiblueshatterTurquoise Shatter, Blue Shatter, Navy Shatter (Over Illamasqua Radium)


This collection brings something new to the crackle and shatter world- shatter polish that is frosty, not just a satin! The Turquoise and Blue Shatter in this collection are definitely shinier than past shatter polishes, which is a nice change of pace, but they do behave differently than the satin shatters.

For one, as you can probably tell from the above photo, they need to be placed on an absolutely dry base color coat, then the shatter needs to be fully dry before a top coat is put on (probably the most important part) because the shatter polish will start to kinda bunch-up and not stay smooth which really isn’t attractive. I re-did these today on different polishes to get a better look at them-



opiblueshatterTurquoise Shatter over Zoya Matte Mitzi

opiblueshatterBlue Shatter over Zoya Matte Lolly


Muuuch better! (and yes, I used mattes as the base, but it wasnt for contrast or anything as that is kinda defeated when you put on a top coat. it was because I just got them in the mail and wanted an excuse to see how they applied :D. ) No streaky bunched up yuckiness.

As always with shatters, the crackle tends to be linear, and the thinner the coat of polish, the more shatter you will have. If you apply the polish in different directions, the shatter pattern will follow suit and be a little more abstract than how it is normally.

These will be available May 2011.




  1. Catherine says

    The colors look a little too similar and the navy looks too much like black…

  2. Vijaya says

    I want the Turquoise and the blue. The navy looks like black so me, and I already have the black crackle from China Glaze.

  3. Tiffany Crump says

    I have the black shatter and LOVE IT so I must have these, but man they are hard to find. Do you have a recommended place to get them?

    1. Leesha says

      its tough now that OPI wont sell to the online nail polish stores. I know Ulta and trade secret sell them, but since I’m not sure on an exact release date your best bet is calling your local stores that sell them

      1. Emily says

        I heard they came out on the 1st!!!

        1. Kimberly says

          I called my local Trade Secret and the woman I spoke with (rudely) informed it they wouldn’t be recieving it until after the Pirates collection which they are putting out on May 19th. So I ordered the Pirates collection online, and e-mailed the retailer they didn’t know the exact date either.

          Thanks for posting the swatches I definately want to get these shatters

    2. jessica says

      jcpenney salons have the shatters now. good luck!

  4. MakeupMonologue says

    Love the turquoise and blue.. Would probably give navy a miss though.

  5. Brianna says

    Hey Leesha!
    I was wondering if I could use these swatch pictures in my blog, because I’ve posted about this collection before and I don’t have the products. It’s perfectly ok if you don’t want me to, I totally understand. =D


    1. Leesha says

      its cool, just upload the photos onto your own server and link back to me :)

      1. Brianna says

        Ok, thank you so much! I’ll give you credit in my post as well.

  6. Phyrra says

    The turquoise and blue are lovely!

  7. Cat says

    I absolutely love the Navy Shatter over Illamasqua’s Radium. Radium by itself is already amazing though.

  8. Caitlin says

    Honestly… I love that turquoise.. but I don’t want it in shatter form. I want that baby as regular nail polish on it’s own. Do you know of any similar to it? It’s gorgeous.

    1. whitney says

      if you don’t put the shatter polish over another polish it is basically just a regular nail polish so you could still get it just don’t put anything underneath it

  9. says

    That blue shatter over the pink is the only time I’ve ever seen a shatter I like… and I REALLLLLY like it =D that blue and pink combo is so hot!

  10. MA says

    Hate to say it… But these crackle polises are really dissapointing me… I find these awfully tacky :/

  11. manda says

    Oooh my gosh SO pretty!! I’ve seen black before but the blue is awesome!

    And also … your nails are amazing … I wish mine looked that neat and tidy! :P

  12. Rachael says

    WOW… I actually love the blues. Not the navy, but the other ones are great. Im not a fan of shatter polishes but I think that I might have to buy one of these just to see if I like it better then the black. Thanks for posting!!!

  13. Nicole says

    i really like the blue + pink combination!
    though personally black shatter wil always be my favourite.

  14. Charisa says

    Hey I heard that OPI is coming out with new nail polish for the Pirates of the Carribean movie, including a new shatter polish in silver. Have those come out yet? I can’t wait to try them out.

    1. bethany says

      I’ve used the silver shatter and its awesome! With the topcoat its very shimmery. The only problem I ran into was that it was a little too sheer to go over the bright purple I had it over.

  15. bethany says

    I have the blue shatter on right now and its amazing. I have it on over the nicole by opi silver. I managed to get crazy shattering by just not pulling the brush straight down the nail.

  16. elsah says

    My blue shatter nailpolish doesn’t shatter at all… and i apply it on a base .. :(

  17. LisaJoanna says

    I bought Blue Shatter a few weeks ago with very high hopes, but I crashed down quickly after purchase and I ended up regretting it after a few swatches. I’m not sure if mine is a fluke, I do hope so and it does appear so, but it’s horrible. The formula is so thin that no matter how full the brush is, the layer on the nail is pathetically thin, so thin that the base color shows through, worse still: more in some places than others. It basically crackles only along the length of the nail, so it just ends up looking like a streaky mess and to top it off it is very unreliable. Each different nail I polish is on a different place of the awful scale, some go more towards streaky, others go more towards thin and some hardly even crack at all, giving a faded, see-through, ugly layer of blue op top of your basecolor.
    I’m so disappointed, especially because OPI is otherwise my favorite brand. It’s evil because the polish looks so pretty in the bottle. I guess I could sell it, under false pretences, get some of my money back, but I wouldn’t wish this nail polish disaster upon anyone.

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