Nicole by OPI Modern Family

Nicole by OPI and Twentieth Century Fox recently collaborated to make the Modern Family collection, based on the hit ABC TV show. A show I’ve been watching since it started in fact!

This collection features fourteen new shades that run the gamut from cremes to glitters, from beige to blurple. All of them are named after characters on the show as well.

For most of these I had to use three coats to get the desired saturation. A couple were two coaters though. Quite a few had some streaking issues, mentioned below.

Nicole by OPI Modern Family 3

Nicole by OPI Modern Family 2

Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire
Am I Making Myself Claire?

Am I Making Myself Claire? is a soft lilac creme. The formula with this was a bit patchy and streaky. It evened out decently though after three coats.

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books
Alex By The Books

Alex By The Books is a seafoam green creme. Not quite a mint, kind of pastel looking. It was definitely streaky and thick, and even after three thin coats wasn’t completely perfect (see pinkie nail). Pretty shade though.

Nicole by OPI My Jay Or The Highway
My Jay Or The Highway!

My Jay Or The Highway! is a cool-toned beige/taupe creme. Ah much better formula with this one than with the previous two. The texture was really nice, not too thick or sticky and it covered great in three thin coats.

Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny
Stand By Your Manny

Stand By Your Manny is a pale periwinkle with multi-colored shimmer. Boy oh boy did I want to love this one but the formula made it impossible. This is four coats and you can still see patchy areas. It just would not cover evenly for me! Lovely shade, bad formula.

Nicole by OPI She s Lily Something
She’s Lily Something

She’s Lily Something has a light pink sheer base and pink iridescent glitter with large star glitter chunks. The stars are large and sink to the bottom of the bottle. You have to dig them out and place them where you want. It’s a little too sweet for me personally, but very girly!

Nicole by OPI A Like Haley Story
A Like-Haley Story…

A Like-Haley Story…is a bright fuchsia pink with subtle pink shimmer. This shade is so pretty and fun but I did have some issues with the formula. It was a bit streaky and need three coats I think. I only used two here and you can see some areas where it didn’t cover perfectly.

Nicole by OPI A Phil s Paradise
A Phil’s Paradise

A Phil’s Paradise is a silver/grey metallic. This one had pretty nice coverage with just two coats. Good formula.

Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days
Back In My Gloria Days…

Back In My Gloria a deep purple with lighter purple shimmer. Super sparkly and rich looking. It applied a bit watery and sheer though, so three coats are necessary, especially on the nail tips.

Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria
Basking In Gloria

Basking In Gloria is a jewel-toned pink/red shimmer. It’s very rich and glow-y. Gorgeous shade and nice coverage in two coats.

Nicole by OPI Candid Cameron
Candid Cameron

Candid Cameron is a deep metallic teal. Nice formula, covered great with two coats.

Nicole by OPI Haley Good Lookin
Haley Good Lookin’…

Haley Good Lookin’…has a sheer pink base and lots of pink micro-glitter with larger hex glitter pieces. Would look best layered. This was two coats.

Nicole by OPI I Do De Claire
I Do De-Claire!

I Do De-Claire! is a rose pink frost. Sorry but blech. This immediately screams 1984 to me. The formula is very streaky because of the frostiness, so you can see brush strokes really easily. It does cover well in two coats though. Not a “modern” finish at all!

Nicole by OPI What s The Mitch uation
What’s The Mitch-uation?

What’s The Mitch-uation? is a blue/purple metallic. It’s dark, but very obviously a blurple. Decent formula maybe a wee bit streaky. This was two coats.

Nicole by OPI Luke Of The Draw
Luke Of The Draw

Luke Of The Draw has a black base and lots of multi-shaped silver glitter. The base is a little bit watery and sheer but I only used two coats here. You get a whole ‘lotta glitter with each coat, which is nice.

Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collage

Overall: I definitely had a lot of formula issues with many of the shades in this collection. Many of these shades have been done before from other brands, so there wasn’t anything here that seemed all that unique. My favorite shades were My Jay Or The Highway!, A Like-Haley Story…, Basking In Gloria and Back In My Gloria Days…

Availability: Target, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Ulta, etc.

Pricing: $7.99.

What do you think about the Modern Family collection? Anything here you need?


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Written by Kelly
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