I’m sure most of you know about the coveted original OPI My Private Jet that was released sometime ago in 2007 and then was discontinued by the evil empire of OPI. Eventually MPJ was re-released, but it was obviously not the same as the original…not even close. The original MPJ was a a dark charcoal with amazing linear holo. I don’t have the original but that is what I can tell from the swatches I’ve seen. I was under the impression that there were only two versions of MPJ, the original and the rerelease. Then I came across a post from The Trace Face Philes of a really great comparison of not two but THREE versions of OPI MPJ. I highly recommend checking it out especially if you have a version of MPJ and are unsure of which one.
I knew I didn’t have the original, I would have pooped my pants if I did, but after looking at Traci’s comparisons I knew that I had the current “yuk brown” version. This explained a lot to me, since I was a little let down on its expected awesomeness when I wore it for the first time.
My version of My Private Jet is a dark charcoalish brown with flecks of silver glitter and holo glitter….which is very sparse compared to the amazing linear holo in the original. I don’t think my version is ugly, but I don’t think it should have been labeled as MPJ when it barely has any resemblance of the original. Indoors MPJ is very flat. It just looks like a brownish polish with some silver flecks in it. You only see any holo or shimmer in direct sunlight, even then its kinda hard to see. I wish OPI at least threw in an extra dash of holo….the lack of it is pretty pathetic.
(Sorry for the subpar macro shot…it was impossible to get a close up showing the holo without the blur)
The positives about my version of MPJ is the application, the formula was great and covered in just two coats. I am still glad I have my bottle, it satisfies some curiosity…but definitely does not relieve me of my need to own the original MPJ. The following swatches are of two coats MPJ and a clear top coat.
(Blurred pic to show the somewhat existent holo glitter)
How about you? Do you have MPJ? If so, which one(s) and what do you think of them?