HOT OFF THE PRESS: OPI to release new collection: OPI Color Paints

Idea: Translucent colors to layer and blend for endless nail art looks (you mean like sheer tints? No, totally different, scroll down to see the comparison).

What they Are: OPI Color Paints are a new line of nail polishes that let you play to create your own masterpieces. Launching May 2015, OPI Color Paints allows you to layer and mix colors to create one-of-a-kind looks. Featuring the semi-translucent, buildable polishes, OPI Color Paints invites you to let your imagination wild! The unique silver base illuminates each subsequent layer with striking vivid colour. Stripe, swoosh or swirl layers of eye-cathing color to create your own signature accent. With nine new shades, OPI Color Paints blendable nail polishes makes each nail a paintable mini canvas of creativity!

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Check out these gorgeous new hues!

OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatches

The bottles look very similar regular OPI polishes and, unlike the sheer tints, they don’t look translucent in the bottle. The bottles have removable sleeve and the caps are white, unlike the regular black caps of OPI nail polishes.

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OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatches
Here you can see what one coat of OPI Colour Paints look like. They’re extremely bright and apply just like a regular sheer cream polish (from left to right: Silver Canvas, Pen & Pink, Magenta Muse, Primarily Yellow, Landscape Artist, Turquoise Aesthetic, Indigo Motif, Purple Perspective and Chromatic Orange)

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By adding another coat (two coats shown here) you can see the polishes are perfectly opaque and still quite bright. (from left to right: Pen & Pink, Magenta Muse, Chromatic Orange, Primarily Yellow, Landscape Artist, Turquoise Aesthetic, Purple Perspective and Indigo Motif)

What happens when you apply one coat over Silver Canvas (the silver base coat?).

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Wowza! Incredible! One coat of OPI Color Paint completely changed to a metallic polish. (from left to right: Pen & Pink, Magenta Muse, Chromatic Orange, Primarily Yellow, Landscape Artist, Turquoise Aesthetic, Purple Perspective and Indigo Motif)

But how do these polishes compare to Sheer Tints?

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I did a quick comparison of three of the four OPI Sheer Tints and the formula, application and finish is completely different. OPI Sheer Tints are formulated like a top coat (they’re quite sticky and thick). Conversely OPI Color Paints apply just like a regular polish.

Do you need all colour? This is to be determined as I haven’t played around with layering the colours and trying out different nail art techniques.

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Silver Canvas
A clean-slate silver to illuminate your masterpiece.
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Primarily Yellow
Paint some sunshine with this glowing yellow.
OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatchesChromatic Orange
This freshly squeezed orange is awash with color.
OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatchesPen & Pink
I’m irresistibly drawn to this rosy pink.
OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatchesMagenta Muse
This sultry red-violet is truly inspiring.
OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatchesPurple Perspective
The depth of this purple is mesmerizing.
OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatchesIndigo Motif
I have designs on this deep, midnight blue.
OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatchesTurquoise Aesthetic
Beauty is in the eye of this deep aqua.
OPI color paints, color paints, what are opi color paints, OPI color paints review, OPI color paints swatchesLandscape Artist
The lush, verdant green of wide-open vistas.

All swatches are shown as is with no top coat.

So what are your first impressions?

Until next time,

nail that accent

Comments

    1. cat

      Hi Nathalie, you can find many brands at HBBeautyBar.com. I just checked the site and they do have “Chiffon My Mind” in case you’re interested! I’ve not bought from this site before so I can’t comment on customer service, shipping, etc. Hope that helps you! <3

  1. sam

    Are you able to swatch the be collection over a white base-do they show as non metallic when this is done?

    1. Lindsay (Nail That Accent)

      Hi Sam – sure I can definitely have a try at using these over a white base. They will definitely show as non metallic though as the only thing that makes them metallic is the silver base. They may brighten the color slightly…

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