Gold, gold and more gold! On a recent trip to Sephora, all I could do was stare at all of the Sephora by OPI gold top coats. And you know what's better than buying one, or even two? Buying THREE, of course! Keep reading to check out my comparison swatches and reviews.
Sephora by OPI It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat is a clear base with real 18k gold flakes. So cool, right? The yellow gold hue and the fact that it doesn't have bigger glitter flecks set this one apart from the other two. I also think it's the most buildable of the three, though I still liked it better over another color than on its own. Out of the three top coats, this was the hardest for me to apply and took the most coats to show up on its own (three instead of two). The brush seemed bigger in this bottle.
$30 at sephora.com
Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me Top Coat is a clear base with both micro and chunky gold glitter particles. This is one of the colors from the Jewelry Top Coats line, and it's definitely my favorite! I've written about it before and I love it on its own, over other colors, or as part of nail art looks. I can't believe it took me this long to buy my own bottle!
$9.50 at sephora.com
Sephora by OPI I Found A Pot Of Gold! Top Coat is a clear base with fine gold glitter and diamond-shaped holographic particles. This is also one of the colors from the Jewelry Top Coats line. I am so in love with this top coat, I almost can't believe it. The holographic glitter adds something so unique to this top coat, and I can't help but stare at my nails when it's on! It was fairly difficult to get the holographic glitter pieces out of the bottle and onto the nail, so I would recommend pouring a little out onto a paper plate and picking the pieces out, either with the brush or with a bobby pin.
$9.50 at sephora.com
In the photo above, the three top coats are seen over butter LONDON Sprog. On index finger: It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat. On middle finger: Only Gold For Me Top Coat. On ring finger: I Found A Pot Of Gold! Top Coat.
For all of these, I would definitely recommend layering over another color instead of wearing on their own -- it's just too hard to layer a lot of glitter in coat after coat after coat, and they all look so stunning over darker creams. I do think that each one brings something different to the table -- none are even close to being the same! It's up to you to decide if you need three different gold top coats, but I definitely think each one creates its own unique look.