Thursday, May 7, 2015

OPI SoftShades Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
Wedding season is almost in full swing and OPI has released a romantic and elegant collection perfect for those special occasions. The SoftShades Collection ($9.50 CAD each) features six various neutrals and sheers. To see some swatches, click......

This Silver's Mine!:
This is a warm silver with a frosty finish. The formulation is quite streaky and sheer. I used three coats for the swatches below.
Three coats with no top coat.
Three coats with no top coat.
Petal Soft:
A clear glitter top coat filled with medium satin pink hex, mini satin white hex, and large satin white flowers. The glitters are a bit sparse and the flowers are nearly impossible to get unless you fish for them. I used two coats over This Silver's Mine and used an orange stick to hand place the flower glitters.
Two coats with flower glitters hand placed over three coats of The Silver's Mine!.
Two coats with flower glitters hand placed over three coats of The Silver's Mine!.
Act Your Beige!:
A sheer peachy beige creme, Act Your Beige! is a bit uneven in addition to being super sheer. I used three coats for the swatches below.
Three coats with no top coat.
Three coats with no top coat.
Make Light of the Situation:
This is a super gorgeous glitter packed with iridescent glitters of various sizes. Unlike Petal Soft, this one has an abundance of glitters. I used one coat over Act Your Beige!. I can't wait to pair this one with a darker base!
One coat over Act Your Beige!
One coat over Act Your Beige!
Put It in Neutral:
A cool tone pink, this one is sheer, but you can probably get away with two coats. I used three for the swatches below.
Three coats with no top coat.
Three coats with no top coat.
Chiffon My Mind:
This is an off-white creme packed with shimmer flecks with a slight blue/purple duo-chrome effect. The formulation is quite sheer and streaky. I used three coats for the swatches below. Unfortunately, the shimmer was hard to capture on camera, feel free to click on the images below for a closer view.
Three coats with no top coat.
Three coats with no top coat.
Overall:
The shades in the collection are all very pretty, but the sheer formulations require a bit of work. With that said, Make Light of the Situation is an absolutely gorgeous glitter that's definitely worth checking out!

Availability:
The SoftShades collection is now available at London Drugs, Shoppers, Ulta, various drugstores and professional salons.
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