The OPI Washington D.C. collection for fall/winter 2016 is a collaboration with new Creative Ambassador Kerry Washington, the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress from the TV show Scandal.
I was totally hooked on Scandal for like 5 seconds awhile back. Then, as with all Shonda Rhimes shows, it got totally ridiculous and I had to stop watching. This collection isn’t ridiculous though (haha) it’s quite interesting, and features 15 new colors, some quite unusual. There are 13 permanent shades and 3 limited edition ones. For the most part every color here applied really nicely with just two coats. There was one problem-child though, which is the only one with any shimmer to it.
Pale to the Chief is a pale beige with silvery shimmer. This is the one I had problems with and the only shimmer in the collection. It applied rather uneven and I needed three coats. I think it looks a bit frosty and 80’s.
Never a Dulles Moment is a “curry” yellow creme. LOVE. This is a unusual, muted yellow shade, and amazingly it applied pretty evenly with just two coats.
Freedom of Peach is a not really a peach creme. It’s more of a muted fall orange shade, which I like.
Madam President is a bright red/pink creme.
Yank My Doodle is a burnt orange creme.
OPI By Popular Vote is a deep berry red creme.
Inside the Isabelletway (LE) is a medium caramel creme.
We the Female is a deep garnet red creme.
Squeaker of the House is a medium chocolate brown creme.
Stay Off the Lawn!! is a deep green creme. Love this one.
Suzi – The First Lady of Nails is a deep olive green creme. Another one I love.
“Liv” in the Gray (LE) is a dark grey creme. Beautiful!
CIA=Color is Awesome is a deep dusky blue creme.
Kerry Blossom (LE) is a deep reddish/plum creme.
Shh…It’s Top Secret! is a very dark chocolate brown creme. It looks brown, not black, in person.
For me there were some definite hits and some that were just kind of boring and not unique. My personal favorites are Never a Dulles Moment, Suzy – The First Lady of Nails, Stay Off the Lawn!!, “Liv” in The Gray and Squeaker of the House. Many of the reds/berries have been done before so they don’t thrill me. I do like the unusual shades of oranges/browns here as well. The only one which was a total bust for me because of the formula and the frosty finish was Pale to the Chief.
You can find these now on the OPI site and in stores and they are $10.00 each.
Which are your favorite shades?