New York City Ballet by OPI is a new spring collection featuring five new SoftShades and a sparkly glitter.
What goes better than ballet and these sheer soft colors? Pretty much nothing. When I think of the ballet these are the exact colors I think of. Tutus, ballet slippers, lace, satiny costumes…
They are soft and sheer, and I know a lot of people, usually including myself, don’t love sheers. But these really appealed to me when I saw promo pics for whatever reason.
Because these are all sheers they were prone to some unevenness, which I didn’t love. But they were super shiny and flattering nonetheless. Perfect for days when you need a clean nice look without loads of obviousness.
I used three thin coats for all the colors, and for Pirouette My Whistle (the silver glitter) I used just one coat.
Don’t Touch My Tutu
Don’t Touch My Tutu is a sheer white.
Don’t Touch My Tutu with Pirouette My Whistle
Care To Danse
Care To Danse is a sheer lavender
Care To Dance with Pirouette My Whistle
Barre My Soul
Barre My Soul is a sheer nude/beige.
You Callin Me A Lyre?
You Callin Me A Lyre? is a soft pink.
My Pointe Exactly
My Pointe Exactly is a sheer grey.
They were pretty much what I expected them to be: soft sheer colors. I do like Pirouette My Whistle as an overlay, but it does tend to be thick and the larger hexagonal glitter chunks move around a bit. Work slow!
Availability: April 2012 at Salons, JCPenny, Ulta, Trade Secret etc.
Pricing: They retails for $8.50.
So what do you think about these SoftShades? Too subtle for you or do you occasionally wear these kinds of colors?