OPI Suede Collection: Swatches, Review
|Collection: OPI Suede Collection, Nail Lacquer .5 oz|
|Retail Price: $8.50/ea|
|Buy it: Professional Salons, E-tailers|
Be Per-Sueded with the richness and luxury of Suede by OPI. A new collection of six best selling colors available in lush, shimmering metallic finishes.
The matte craze has exploded this year - from flatte paint and shimmering textures to the pure brilliance of no-shine top coats. There's pretty much a choice for everyone and every budget. Following up from the previous Matte collection, OPI introduces one-of-a-kind, Suede.
Shall I start raving now, or save it for later? These are spectacular. Each color is insanely opaque and loaded with glistening, metallic shimmer that dries to a satin or velvety finish.
Before we get to the goods, let's take a minute to recap application. Like most matte polishes, it's not recommended to wear a base coat. But in my personal experience, a base coat don't hurt as long as your nails are completely dry and free of natural oils or lotions. Another difference is the formula. Smooth, flawless and perfect. Bravo, OPI!
Check em' out!
You Don't Know Jacques Suede started a new era of the mushroom color, released in the Fall 08 Le Collection De France is a golden brown with silver shimmer.
You Don't Know Jacques with glossy top coat.
Russian Navy Suede was my first navy blue crush, released from the Winter '07 Russian Collection is a blue with silver shimmer.
Russian Navy Suede with glossy top coat.
We'll Always Have Paris released from the Fall '08 La Collection De France is a purple plum with silver shimmer.
We'll Always Have Paris with gloss top coat.
Lincoln Park After Dark released from the Winter '05 collection is a purple with silver shimmer.
Lincoln Park After Dark with glossy top coat.
Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede released from Winter '09 La Coleccion de Espana is a charcoal grey with silver shimmer. It's much different from the orginial, smokey blue shade.
Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees with glossy top coat.
Ink Suede released from the Summer '07 Night Brights Collection is a blue-purple with silver shimmer. Ink is just a tad more purple compared to Russian Navy Suede.
Ink Suede with glossy top coat.
Mixing combinations can be so much fun! How cute is We'll Always Have Paris with polka dots?
All in All, Fabulous collection! The Suedes are versatile - you can wear them glossy or matte; both ways look great. Smooth formula and flawless application.
What do you guys think of the Suede Collection? Which ones did you pick up? Have a wonderful night!
Posted by Steph at 11:26:pm
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Isabelle said on Dec 23rd, 2009 5:10 am
I was resisting this Suede collection each time I saw it in Ulta because I thought it would be like the mattes which I am over them but seeing you do these suedes convinced me that I need a couple of these colors!
Jackie S. said on Dec 23rd, 2009 12:33 pm
Love the dots, so cute!
Apaige2u said on Dec 25th, 2009 10:24 pm
LOVE the polka dot swatches - they were the best!!
Angie said on Dec 25th, 2009 11:12 pm
OMG you truly are the polka dot queen....Wow, those are gorgeous...How do you get your dots to perfection?
Star45 said on Dec 25th, 2009 11:18 pm
I totally agree with the others, those dots are sick!! Love them? Do you use a dotting tool?
PolishedPrude said on Dec 30th, 2009 3:10 am
I am absolutely in love with every single one of these polishes. This OPI Suede collection was hands down my most favorite collection of the year! And yes, I agree... your polkas are AMAZING!