Recently OPI announced the launch of Sheer Tints Top Coat.

According to a recent press release:

“A touch of color can change everything!”

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This spring OPI takes nail color to the next level with revolutionary Sheer Tints; the brand’s first-ever, pigmented top coats. Sheer Tints by OPI offers a fresh take on traditional top coats with the introduction of 4 new vivid hues in Blue, Pink, Yellow and Purple. An infusion of transparent color with high shine, these top coats can be worn alone, with a base coat for a playful sheer or layered over any shade to create an alternate finish for a progressive nail look. “Nail color is all about self-expression; apply Sheer Tints over your favorite OPI Nail Lacquer to achieve your dream shade, accent glitters and darks or transform crèmes and shimmers,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Make a statement by creating an ombre design that is on-trend then add several coats to create dimension.” Sheer Tints by OPI includes the following hues:

  • I’m Never Amberrassed: Liquid amber morphs into a veneer of yellow tint that is anything but bashful.
  • Be Magentale with Me: Give your nails the sweet treatment with this sheer pink tint. 
  • Don’t Violet Me Down: You can count on this crystal sheer amethyst.
  • I Can Teal You Like Me: It’s obvious you’re head over teal in love with this sheer blue.

My mind is already racing with ideas on how to use these sheer tints, but I didn’t want to get too carried away too quickly so today I had a play with “Be Magentale With Me” to create some ombre nails.

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I’ve got to admit – this look was super easy to create. Say goodbye to makeup sponges and acetone clean up if you want a simple ombre look. I first used two coats of Sinful Colors “Snow Me White” as my base. Then I used “Be Magentale With Me” in three separate coats. The first coast covered the whole nail, the second coat covered two thirds of my nail, and the final coat covering the top third of my nail (let each coat dry completely in between).

Remember that this is a top coat, so it does apply thick and create bubbles if you apply too much of it. To ensure your ombre isn’t patchy, try to apply as few strokes as possible and get similar coverage with each stroke.

Rather than apply a fourth layer of top coat to blend the three layers together, I used striping tape to break up the lines, which I think has a fun look to it.

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Until next time,

nail that accent




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  1. Jaime Smith

    I like how you broke it up with the tape. It looks pretty. I have heard of these and been curious. I did not realize they were topcoats!

  2. Nancy Bunyard

    Beautiful work with this polish. I wasn’t sure what to do with these polishes when I first saw them reviewed. I have seen a mani someone did using them – using a white base, they did a spring ‘grunge’ effect. Was really nice. Glad to see your ideas on these polishes also.

    1. Lindsay (nailthataccent)

      I’m so glad you like them. Yes a grunge look would be awesome too for sure. I like them because they are fast and require no cleanup so for that reason alone they are high on my list.

  3. Norelis

    OMG fantastic idea! I cannot wait till these arrive so I can have some fun with them! Beautiful mani.

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