Happy Monday peeps, hope your week has started off well! Today I have your first look at full swatches of OPI’s Spain collection for fall 2009. There are 12 polishes in this collection and they are all cremes. Well ok that’s not entirely true, three of them (the best three in my opinion) have a very interesting and subtle shimmer but we’ll discuss those below.
I’m feeling like at least 50-70% of these are pretty basic colors that we have seen before. They’re mostly pretty safe and I think there are too many pinks and red/oranges thrown in here. I don’t know, it just seems as though pink and red have been done to death and can’t we do something more progressive and interesting? But having said that, there are some that I really liked a lot and a few that I LOVED. The formula on these was pretty spot on. They were thick, opaque, creamy and smooth and almost every single one was perfect in just two coats. Definitely a plus!
This is part I of this post and I’m showing the six that were my favs and I think will be the fan favorites as well. Enjoy!
Pamplona Purple is a really flattering medium grape creme. This is what I would classify as a pinkish purple. This may not be the most earth shattering color, but I feel it’s very wearable and a great fall color (and summer for that matter) and I definitely will be wearing it. This was two coats.
Ate Berries In The Canaries
Ate Berries In The Canaries is one of two pinks in this collection and this one was my favorite. It’s a medium pink creme that has a bit of violet in it. I love this on my skin and though it doesn’t say fall to me whatsoever, I feel it’s a great color nonetheless. This was two coats.
Can You Tapas This?
Can You Tapas This? is great, right? I LOVE this color and I don’t believe I have anything dupable to it. It’s a milk chocolate colored brown creme with hints of red. I didn’t like this in the bottle at all, it looked plain and boring, but when it was on it totally spoke to me and it’s definitely a good fall color. This was two coats.
Suzi Skies In The Pyrenees
Suzi Skies In The Pyrenees is my favorite of this entire collection. At first glance in the bottle it looked like a really dark blue or almost black. Once on the nail it turned into a super dark charcoal with a very subtle shimmer to it. I absolutely LOVVVVVEEEEE this because it is so close to black, but definitely doesn’t have that “harsh” look that black can have. I used three coats on this to get it fully opaque.
Give Me Moor!
Give Me Moor! is another fabulous dark one in this collection and very appropriate for fall. The color is a really dark burgundy with a subtle shimmer. This says “Vampy” to me, so of course I am loving it! This was three coats for the ultimate opaqueness.
Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow
And finally last, but definitely not least, we have Here Today…Aragon Tomorrow which is the green I think a lot of you have been dying to see. The color is a dark moss colored green again with that very slight shimmer to it. This was my second fav and I think you green lovers are going to really like it. This one definitely needed a good three coats to get it even and opaque.
The Spain collection should be in stores and online the first week of August. Stay tuned for more swatches and review in Part II!