When I first heard about the Prismatics collection by China Glaze, I went crazy. Not only did these polishes claim to be opaque glitter, but also duochrome glitter and holographic. I didn’t think that was possible! Then I saw Scrangie’s swatches of this collection and thought I wanted every single color. I ended up picking 2 of the 6 colors and this was the brighter of the two. China Glaze “Optical Illusion” is a light aqua glitter with a ton of confetti glitter inside. China Glaze describes this color as “Aqua green glimmers with a hint of purple filled with pink, yellow, silver, orange and green flecks“. This polish reminds me a ton of OPI “Excuse Moi”. It’s actually exactly like Excuse Moi. Its an opaque microglitter with bigger pieces of confetti glitter inside. This is 2 coats and I have to say, I’m not in love. While its pretty, its isn’t holographic and the duochrome is so slight its barely even recognizable.
I tried so hard to capture the slight duochrome and really couldn’t. But what you see in these pictures is kind of what you see in real life. I have to say, a little preview of a post to come, I am wearing the other color I bought and like it a lot better. Overall, while this is easy to apply and is a nice color, it didn’t live up to my hopes. I’m not as in love as I thought it would be and I hate to say it, but I feel like OPI did it first. If the duochrome was stronger I would have a much better review but it wasn’t worth the hype.