Sunday, May 23, 2010

Maybelline Opti-Mist-Ic

First of all, thanks for all of the lovely suggestions and comments in the previous post! I'll be sure to pick up something while out... err, grocery shopping. ;)

Secondly, whooo! 150 followers! Thanks so much for even reading this little thing; it means so much to me. :) I did promise to do a giveaway at 250 followers, and I've also been planning to do one for the one year anniversary that'll show up during the summer, so whatever comes up fastest... *whistles*


This is Maybelline Optimistic (on the bottle, it says Opt-Mist-Ic; on the sites where I'm currently stalking its history, it says Optimistic. Which is right? Does it matter? I don't like weird hyphens) was released in the Maybelline Poptimistic collection for the holidays in 2009. It is misty indeed.  There's something complex and elusive about this polish that I absolutely love: to me, it looks like a light taupe with silver shimmer and copper microglitter, but one of my roommates popped in to watch me do my nails with this one and said, "That's a really pretty gold".



Then someone else said, "I really like that grey on you."


This is what I mean, though:  depending on the lighting, it looks very different to different people. I wore it longer, and I have an obsessive compulsive Nail Polish Eye (as I'm sure most of you relate to), so I think I can say with finality that it's a color similar to AA Mouse:  a very light brown-grey (I dislike saying greige) with a very interesting finish.

That said, it applied in two smooth, thin coats, without fuss. It is slightly brushstroky, but I expect that from a fine, silver shimmer. It dried quickly and wore very well. I have nothing like it in my collection, nor have I seen anything like it when obsessively looking for online similarities. Optimistic is truly unique. :) 


  1. It's a very nice color, I'd probably call it Taupe...LOL!

  2. lol I think so, too! :P Thanks, Jackie; you're so sweet.

  3. You're one of the few to make mention of this shade. :) Debating on returning my $OPI Run With It that I got with my $15 GC because they are exactly the same color and though I love Opti-Mist-Ic, do I really need two of these? However, I have nothing like this in my stash. So I just might keep it!