The OPI Brazil collection for spring/summer 2014 is here!
When you think of this collection think of lush rainforests, sandy beaches and tropical flowers. The twelve new shades here are mostly cremes, but there is a fun glitter thrown in for good measure. The Brazil launch also includes a set of limited edition Beach Sandies Liquid Sand shades. There are four of them and I will review them in another post soon.
I have never been to Brazil but some of these shades fit exactly what I think of when I think about Carnival especially. Bright, fun, pretty and definitely suited to warm weather!
Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around is a soft very pale taupe/nude creme. This is a pretty shade and I was impressed that it only took two coats to cover.
Taupe-Less Beach is a light taupe creme. I mean what can I say, it’s taupe, and I love me a taupe creme! It had a great formula and also was just two coats.
I Just Can’t Cope-acabana is a bright sunny yellow creme. So lovely! This screams BRAZIL to me for whatever reason. I think this is going to be one of the favorites of the collection for many people. For a yellow, it was surprisingly un-streaky. This was two coats.
Where Did Suzi’s Man-go? is a bright mango-colored creme. This is another one that definitely makes me think of the vivid colors of Carnival. I detect just a teeny tiny hint of shimmer in it, but it’s basically a creme. I really love this shade and the formula was really good. Not sure I have another shade just like it. This was just two coats.
Kiss Me I’m Brazilian is a bright pink creme. This one too has that very slight hint of shimmer, but barely. Very pretty intense shade, another perfect formula with two coats.
Live. Love. Carnival is a bright coral creme. Another perfectly beautiful shade and nice formula! This is another fave of mine here, minus the dog hair in the photo. 😉
Toucan Do It If You Try is a medium warm orange with a hint of coral. You can see that subtle shimmer again, but it’s really a creme. Lovely shade! I am so into all these oranges this time around. This was two coats.
Red Hot Rio is a bright ruby red with a jelly-like finish. This is two coats and you can see the nail line but it’s so juicy and smooth looking.
I São Paulo Over There is a medium/deep brown/taupe creme. This is a nice cool-tone and of course I love it because of the taupe-factor it has. Great formula, two coats.
AmazON…AmazOFF is a deep cool-toned green with very subtle shimmer. This has a lot of blue in it, it’s more of a blackboard type of green rather than emerald or jewel-toned. It gets a little brush-stroke-y if you put too thick of a coat on (see my ring finger) but otherwise has a nice formula. Fairly unique green shade. This was two coats.
Scores a Goal! is a deep reddish/chocolate brown creme. This had a nice creamy and smooth formula, and covered completely in two coats.
Next Stop…The Bikini Zone is an amethyst/silver with loads of shimmer and micro-glitter. This had a thinner formula so I needed three coats to cover my nail tips.
Overall: Great collection! There are many shades here I really like. In fact I really like nearly all of them. There are some definite stand-outs though, and they would be I Just Can’t Cope-acabana, Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?, Live. Love. Carnival, and Toucan Do It If You Try. I liked all the nude/taupe shades also though, and Kiss Me I’m Brazilian and AmazON…AmazOFF are nothing to sneeze at!
Availability: Starting February 5th.
What do you see in OPI Brazil that you will be picking up?
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