May 5, 2015

OPI Color Paints Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the OPI Color Paints Collection to share with you. This collection is comprised of 9 blendable that are are meant for nail art and have a jelly formula. They are somewhat similar to the Sheer Tints from last year except they are meant to be more opaque where the Sheer Tints were meant as top coats. These can be worn on their own or in a variety of different nail art applications, they can be blended together and layered to create unique looks etc. Check out all the swatches after the jump!


Formula wise on their own these are sheer-ish jellies (with the exception of the silver) so they take about 3 coats to get opaque. All except for 1 shade is very easy to wear on its own. The formulas were good, the consistency was good on most and they were easy to apply. I did notice a few getting a tad thick on the third coat.

Chromatic Orange is an orange with red undertones. This is not as red in person as it looks in person, my camera tends to really pick up red undertones, especially with oranges.



Indigo Motif is a deep inky blue, this one was the most opaque of the bunch. Depending on how you polish you could probably get away with 2 coats of this on its own.




Landscape Artist is a grassy green!




Magenta Muse is a red with pink undertones.



Pen & Pink is a nice medium pink.





Primarily Yellow is medium yellow. This is the only one that really does not get opaque on it's own. I used 3 coats below and the nail line is very visible.



Purple Perspective is a dark purple, on its own this can look a bit black but when used in nail art its much lighter.




Silver Canvas is a silver shimmer. This one is a nice base for the other polishes to be layered over a different look. On its own I don't really love it. It's pretty streaky and the streaks do not dry down. Streaks aside the formula was pretty great, it was easy to apply and super opaque. I used 1 coat for the photos below.


Shade

Turquoise Aesthetic is a teal blue. This one is pretty but its a pretty bad stainer when worn on its own, even over 2 coats of top coat.




Below is 1 coat of each of the polishes over Silver Canvas. You can really see the difference the silver base makes with the darker shades.



Overall, I like the possibilities these give for nail art and I'm excited to see what I can do with them. For just wearing on their own they wouldn't be something I would grab for though.

The OPI Color Paints will be available in professional salons and stores like Ulta in May. They retail for $9.50 each ($11.50 CAN)

24 comments:

  1. Wow! They look pretty meh on their own, but over the silver, they are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what nail art can be done with these. :)

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  2. I so love your swatches! This collection looks fab!

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  3. Alaina AfflerbaughMay 5, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    These are SO much more impressive than I thought they would be.
    I want them all except the yellow and the orange. And I probably won't get the Silver canvas.

    Do you think most of these would work for jelly sandwiches?

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  4. Would you be able to swatch these over a strong silver holo to see what they look like that way?

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  5. I don't have time, sorry

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  6. The lighter shades will, you might not be able to use the darker shades for them but I haven't tried it yet!

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  7. Alaina AfflerbaughMay 5, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Awesome!!!
    Thanks!!!

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  8. Pretty, but I'm thinking that my normal jelly over a silver chrome base does this without spending extra money.

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  9. Do you think these are too opaque for the leadlight technique?

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  10. i think these would be a lot of fun to make jelly sandwiches or to mix together! thanks for the great swatches! this really gives me a good idea of what we're dealing with here as far as opacity and color. really liking that green! it's like a total crayon green. i have nothing like that color :-)

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  11. thepolishaholicMay 5, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    I don't see why not, especially the lighter shades!

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  12. These are amazing!

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  13. Purple Perspective looks like a dupe of Give Me Moor (of the Spain collection).

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  14. thepolishaholicMay 6, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    It's a completely different finish :)

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  15. I've been waiting so patiently for these! I will definitely need to buy all of them now after seeing your swatches!!!

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  16. I don't really like these colors alone, but they're just WOW over the silver. Do you know how well they stamp?

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  17. I don't really like these colors alone, but they're just WOW over the silver. Do you know how well they stamp?

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  18. thepolishaholicMay 7, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    I don't stamp so I really can't say, sorry

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  19. Do you think the turquoise one could be similar enough to kill an Essie Night Cap lemming?

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  20. I don't own Night Cap so I can't really say if its similar enough, sorry

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  21. I just got the silver coat with 2 coats of the turquosie as a pedicure, then added a white and pink flower design....it looks stunning! That silver bottom coat makes the color look amazing

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  22. Turquoise Aesthetic is georgious! I bought it two hours ago. Though I have one colour near it.

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  23. They stamp well, look nice and subtle with thin lined stamps and shiny with thicker stamped lines/designs

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