I’m nowhere near ready for fall, but I’m not going to lie, the fall nail polish collections that I’ve been reviewing have me a little antsy for gorgeous fall hues. OPI Washington D.C. Fall/Winter 2016 Collection is a collaboration with Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Kerry Washington, recently named the company’s first-ever Creative Ambassador. Olivia Pope…I mean “Kerry”, worked with OPI co-founder and brand ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann to develop and name the 12 permanent and 3 limited-edition shades.

The Shades

OPI-fallThe OPI Washington D.C. palette includes a variety of creamy, dramatic and sophisticated fall hues. Let’s take a look at the swatches.

Stay Off The Lawn

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A beautiful deep, lush green that is actually a one-coater!

Never a Dulles Moment

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This is a deeper yellow than OPI Just Can’t Copeacabana and I really like it. OPI describes it as a ‘curry yellow’ but I don’t think it’s as deep as that.

Yank My Doodle

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If you’re an orange-lover you’ll love this deep orange that covers in 1-coat!

Squeaker of the House

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I’m in love with this perfect chocolate brown.

Madam President

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A gorgeous bright red with a fuschia undertone.

We the Female

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What an awesome name for this empowering garnet!

Suzi-The First Lady of Nails

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I see what OPI was going for with this hue, but I don’t think I can pull off this olive green.

Pale to the Chief

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Surprise, surprise, my favourite polish in OPI Washington D.C. is a flawless neutral.

Freedom of Peach

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A beautiful peachy tone that applies flawlessly in 2 coats.

Shh…It’s Top Secret!

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I love this for fall!  A deep, deep brown, so dark, it is incognito!

OPI by Popular Vote

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A beautiful cool apple red that is actually a real original in my collection.

CIA= Color is Awesome

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A stunning dusky blue that is another favourite of mine in the collection.

3 limited edition shades

Kerry Blossom

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Grab this luscious plum while you can as it’s limited edition folks!

“Liv” in the Gray

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Apologies for the blur in the above image, but take my word for it – this is a perfect slate grey.

Inside the ISABELLEway

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A caramel creme that I think doesn’t do my skin tone any justice.

Ulta and Ulta.com Exlusives

These two polishes are only available at Ulta.

Front Runner

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An ultra deep moss green.

Politically Polished

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An uber dark plum brown that I’m actually really fond of.

What do you think of the OPI Washington D.C. Collection?

PS —- speaking of OPI – stay tuned for a VERY exciting OPI giveaway next week.

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Comments

  1. Else

    Oh, I haven’t heard about the Ulta Exclusives anywhere. They look pretty. Thanks for the information and all the beautiful swatches – I love your handposes:)

  2. Tess

    Thank you so much for swatching the ulta exclusives! Haven’t found swatches anywhere else yet. They all look gorgeous. First time in a very long time I actually think I will buy the entire collection *drool* 🙂

  3. Tess

    Do you know how Front Runner compares to Here today… Aragon tomorrow, and Politically Polished to I Sao Paolo Over There? Any dupes?

    1. Lindsay

      Here today …aarogon tomorrow is more black green (darker) and has a slight shimmer (which front runner doesn’t). Politically polished is darker for sure than Sao Paolo Over There.

  4. Monica

    I just bought five out of the 15 shades from this collection. I have the same skin tone as Kerry Washington and the five colors I bought look totally different on me than you, as was Kerry’s intention. Her Isabelletway is perfect on me and the yellow shoes up as a curry on me.

    Surprisingly the Kerry Bloosom and We the Female are just okay on me. They look like other shades I have. On you they are gorgeous! The Liv Grey I love but it’s on the green side. I thought I’d be able to do Pale to the Chief since I wear other OPI shades that are similar, but it didn’t work on me. Go figure!

    1. Lindsay

      Wow that is so interesting! I love that they look different on you and is such an interesting point about nail polish and skin tone. It makes sense since makeup looks different on diff skin tones. I was surprised that OPI said that Never a Dulles moment is a curry yellow – now it make sense! Thanks for sharing. Xo

  5. Tiffany

    I have the Ulta shade Politically Polished it’s very close to How Great Is Your Dane?. Whit a slight plum undertone.

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