Tuesday, April 7, 2015

OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer Collection: Review and Swatches

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OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer Collection: Review and Swatches
New from OPI is a line of unique blendable nail colors that lets you play around with your nail colors like you would with paint on a canvas. The Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer Collection ($11.50 CAD each) comes with eight sheer candy shades, in addition to one silver metallic chrome base. I have yet to get around playing with the shades but I have swatched each to share with you. To read more, click........
Silver Canvas
A clean-slate silver to illuminate your masterpiece.
This is a super opaque metallic silver chrome. Two coats for opacity. I've tried using a couple of the shades over it and I'm not sure I love the layering effect. This alone is an amazing silver metallic but I prefer a white base for the other Color Paints shades.
OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer Collection: Review and Swatches
Silver Canvas, two coats
Silver Canvas, two coats
Magenta Muse 
This sultry red-violet is truly inspiring. 
This is a pinkish red sheer with a pretty darn good pigmentation, two coats for an even coverage.
Magenta Muse, two coats
Magenta Muse, two coats
Chromatic Orange 
This freshly squeezed orange is awash with color. 
This is a surprisingly saturated orange. Even with two coats, the color is pretty darn intense but it does retain a jelly, translucent finish.
OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer Collection: Review and Swatches
Chromatic Orange, two coats
Chromatic Orange, two coats
Primarily Yellow 
Paint some sunshine with this glowing yellow.
A sheer warm yellow, this one has a decent formulation. Two coats for an even, sheer coverage.
Primarily Yellow, two coats
Primarily Yellow, two coats
Landscape Artist 
The lush, verdant green of wide-open vistas.
A beautiful vibrant green, this one is slightly less even compared to the other shades so I had to use three coats for the swatches.
Landscape Artist, three coats
Landscape Artist, three coats
Pen & Pink 
I'm irresistibly drawn to this rosy pink. 
A sheer hot pink, this one has a translucent but even coverage with two coats.
Pen & Pink, two coats

Pen & Pink, two coats
Purple Perspective 
The depth of this purple is mesmerizing. 
This is a very dark eggplant purple, with two coats it looks like a dark licorice jelly.
Purple Perspective, two coats
Purple Perspective, two coats
Turquoise Aesthetic 
Beauty is in the eye of this deep aqua. 
A unique dark ink teal, this shade is quite opaque but a tad uneven, I had to use three coats for a nice coverage.
OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer Collection: Review and Swatches
Turquoise Aesthetic, three coats
OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer Collection: Review and Swatches
Turquoise Aesthetic, three coats
Indigo Motif 
I have designs on this deep, midnight blue. 
A deep inky blue, this one is fairly opaque in two coats. This shade also stains quite a bit so it should definitely be paired with a base if used alone.
Indigo Motif, two coats
OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer Collection: Review and Swatches
Indigo Motif, two coats
Overall:
I was pleasantly surprised by the majority of these shades as I was originally expecting these to be super sheer, like the Sheer Tints released last year. However, these are translucent nail colors with nice pigmentation and coverage. I have yet to test the blendability and the versatility of these shades but I'm looking forward to how these can be used together (I'm thinking layered stamping). But overall, as standalone colors, these are some of the best translucent jelly polishes I've encountered so far!

Availability:
The Color Paints Collection will be available starting May 2015.
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