The Elusive Jet

You know when something seems out of reach?? And you really, really have to have it?

That’s how I felt about OPI’s elusive My Private Jet. MPJ was first released back in 2007, but OPI has since changed its formula and colour, for reasons unknown to us all. (If anyone out there is an OPI “mixologist”– please do enlighten us!) I knew that getting my hands on the original would be difficult, but it turned out to be almost impossible to find any version at all!

Thanks to some wonderful friends in the beauty industry, I managed to get my hands on the newer, not-original MPJ. When I first looked at this colour in artificial light, at night, it looked nice. Just nice. I’m personally very into vampy polishes, so had kind of hoped it would be a darker, more sinister shade…

I finally decided to try it on.

And you know what? I was actually pleasantly surprised. The formula was just dense enough that with two thin coats you had full coverage. It applied quite smoothly, and with a coat of OPI’s topcoat, it became incredibly shiny. (Shine is something that’s occasionally not tops with OPIs…)

The colour is nowhere near as holographic as the original, and you really have to be in direct sunlight to capture its holo, but in regular/artificial light, it’s a very chic, charcoal-brown. It almost looks black with golden-silvery specks dancing around in it.


In sunlight, you’ll see some of its holo qualities shimmer — it reflects tiny multicolour specks…


And here it is again, looking almost black:

So? What do you think? Do any of you have the very elusive original?

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