Some of OPI’s SoftShades for 2015 look as though they may work out for me despite the fact that I tend to shy away from sheer polishes? At first glance, the collection looks great for the bridal season and/or anyone that likes that light wash of colour on their natural nails. I myself love bold, bright, full-coverage shades but soft, subtle hues can easily lighten up your Spring/Summer style. The new collection of blushes, nudes and matte shades delivers true-to-bottle colour and can also be used to create nail art via their exclusive Swarovski crystal kits. Let’s take a closer look.
Act Your Beige! – Light Beige (looks best in 3 coats)
Put it in Neutral – Pink-toned Beige (slightly streaky; requires 3 coats)
Petal Soft – Pink & White Flecked with White Daisy Decal (looks best as a top coat)
Chiffon my Mind – Sheer White (slightly streaky; requires 3-4 coats)
Make Light of the Situation – Iridescent Glitter (this one is gorgeous and a must-try!!)
This Silver’s Mine – Pearlescent Silver (very thin coats work best with this formula)
I used 3 coats for each swatch below. As you can see, some of the shades are still quite sheer, while others (i.e. Petal Soft & This Silver’s Mine) could have probably used one less coat? (L-R): This Silver’s Mine, Make Light of the Situation, Chiffon my Mind, Petal Soft, Put it in Neutral & Act Your Beige!
In addition to the polishes that are sold individually($9.50USD/$10.95 CAD), SoftShades 2015 kits are also available for a limited time.
SoftShades Mini 4-Pack ($13.95 USD) – 4 mini-sized polishes (Act Your Beige!, Put it in Neutral, This Silver’s Mine! & Make Light of the Situation)
The Look of Crystal Kit ($24.95 USD) – Includes real Swarovski crystals, nail glue and a trio of luxe full-size polishes that you can use to create shimmering graphic looks. Included shades (Chiffon My Mind, Black Onyx, and This Silver’s Mine!)
The Nude Pink & White Kit ($16.95 USD)- This kit offers the “ultimate in understated colour” and includes 2 full-sized, limited-edition MATTE shades (I Couldn’t Bare Less! & Love is in the Bare).