OPI Damone Roberts 1968 review + comparisons

purchased myself buttonGood morning everyone! I hope your weekend is going wonderfully. πŸ™‚ Awhile back I had purchased the exclusive (oh-la-la) OPI Damone Roberts 1968 nail polish. Yes, I bought it partly because of the hype, and partly because OPI is my favorite mainstream brand, and partly because I’m an OPI nail polish collector! I’d like to share with you my thoughts today on this polish and a few comparisons.

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 is a really unique and gorgeous green polish. It’s slightly warm but cool toned at the same time, which you don’t really notice until you try to compare it to warmer or cooler tones in your stash! I won’t lie when I say that I was completely stunned by the formula. The first coat went on pretty streaky, but the second coat just leveled everything out oh so nicely.

I went through my stash to find some comparisons to this polish, something I thought was going to be easy considering how much I’m loving greens lately; it turned out to be quite hard! I ended up with 6 polishes to compare to OPI Damone Roberts 1968.

OPI Damone Roberts 1968, OPI Mermaid's Tears, OPI Hey Get In Lime, OPI Feel the Moheatoes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 is on my pointer finger, OPI Mermaid’s Tears (2 coats) on my middle, OPI Hey Get In Lime (3 coats) on my ring finger, OPI Feel the Mo-heatoes (3 coats) on my pinky finger. As you can see, no dupes here! Hey Get in Lime and Feel the Mo-heatoes are actually pretty close to each other, though Hey Get in Lime is slightly darker.

OPI Damone Roberts 1968, Verity Asian Jade, Milani Creamy Pistachio, Sally Hansen Kelp Yourself | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Once again, OPI Damone Roberts 1968 is on my pointer finger. On my middle finger is Verity Asian Jade (2 coats), on my ring finger is Milani Creamy Pistachio (2 coats), and on my pinky is Sally Hansen Kelp Yourself (2 coats). As you can see, the Milani is the closest but it’s just a tinge more yellow and brighter.

When I first when to buy this polish, I’ll admit that I was really taken aback by the cost ($25, I think) and by the cost of shipment ($7). Now, I’ve shipped a lot of polish in my time and one bottle of polish doesn’t cost $7 to ship. No way, no how. What’s particularly galling is that when I received my package, it stated the actual cost of shipping on the label ($2 and some change). This actually makes me pretty angry, even if you factor in the cost of boxes and bubble wrap (which, if you buy in bulk, shouldn’t be $5 extra forΒ each package). Now, from what I understand, the cost was the same even if you bought more polishes, but that’s little comfort for those of us who only bought one.

Final thoughts: While I do love this polish, and the formula is fan-freakin-tastic, would I do it over again? Nope!

Have you purchased this polish? Do you have ideas for a dupe polish that I missed? I’d love to know what you think, so leave a comment if you have a second!

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35 thoughts on “OPI Damone Roberts 1968 review + comparisons

  1. I totally bought this too because of the hype and I really love it. I would do it again only because I had wanted it for years and it was way more $$ on the secondary market. Great comparisons! I had just bought Feel the Mo-heatoes before DR 1968 went on sale and I was suspicious that they would be dupes. I was very glad they weren’t!

  2. Argh I envy you have all those OPI greens! I hesitated and finally decided not to get this. Shipping to Canada was $12 I think. Hey Get in Lime and Feel The Mo-heatoes are on my wish list too! Great comparison!

  3. I completely passed on this polish, mainly because of the price. Kind of glad that I did. While its a nice color, its not something that I see and think omg I have to have this in my collection. You did a nice job comparing them to the other greens, it definitely is a unique color.

  4. I saw they hype on this one and I passed because I feel like I have OPIs that are similar to this in color. I felt like I didn’t really need it, and the price with shipping was just too far over budget. It is a really nice color though!

  5. Oh that is a gorgeous polish. I really love the color but I am not going to pay for it. I do have the Milani Creamy Pistachio polish, yay that it is close. Not close enough to quell my cravings. but it will have to suffice.

  6. Thank you for the comparisons! I’ve been collecting about a year and a half, so I was on the DR site first day it was available for preorder back in June. I stumbled a bit at the polish cost and stopped cold at the shipping cost, just couldn’t do it…. Your post proved there are other options, they don’t have to be dupes to be appreciated! πŸ™‚

  7. I really wanted this polish, but I wasn’t willing to shell out the money for it. I wanted it mainly because of the hype and that insane *MUST HAVE IT NOW* feeling, but I don’t regret passing on it. Is it gorgeous? Yep. πŸ™‚

  8. I once almost owned this polish, if it weren’t for the mailman that thought it’d fit my mailbox if he just smashed hard enough… needless to say, the bottle was all broken and dried out by the time I found out :(.

    However, looking at this color I never felt the urge to repurchase, since it has so much yellow in it I am 99% sure it will clash with my skintone. That, and I am not paying that amount of money again, lol :P.

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