Thursday, June 2, 2016

OPI Retro Summer 2016 Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Inspired by lounging by the French Riviera on a casual summer day, the Retro Summer 2016 Collection is all about soft vintage hues. To see some swatches, click.......

SPF XXX:
A juicy papaya coral, SPF XXX is a gorgeous summer color. The formulation is slightly patchy so I needed three coats on a few nails.
SPF XXX, two to three coats with no top coat.
I'm Getting a Tan-gerine:
A pale orange popsicle cream, I'm Getting a Tan-gerine is quite sheer and patchy. I needed three coats for the swatches below.
I'm Getting a Tan-gerine, three coats with no top coats.
Towel Me About It:
This is a soft creamy pale yellow, the formulation is quite sheer and uneven. I used three coats for the swatches below.
Towel Me About It, three coats with no top coat,
Flip Flops & Crop Tops:
A pretty soft pink, Flip Flops & Crop Tops is a typical summer pink. The formulation is decent but I needed three coats for a few nails.
Flip Flops & Crop Tops, two to three coats with no top coat.
What's the Double Scoop:
This is a pale cool-tone pink; the formulation is very sheer and uneven. I used three coats and that still wasn't enough but I really didn't want to go in for a fourth.
What's the Double Scoop, three coats with no top coat.
Sailing & Nailing:
This is a gorgeous soft blue pastel. The formulation is actually quite nice, I used two coats for the swatches below.
Sailing & Nailing, two coats with no top coat.
Nail Polish Canada has compiled a lovely swatch gallery of the Retro Summer Collection, check it out here.

Availability:
OPI is available now at select salons and The Bay, Macy's, Dillard's, Ulta, and Ulta.com.
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