As any beauty blogger would be, I’m obsessed with nail polish. I have a collection that makes all of my friends envious and I’m constantly switching up my many for a bold new shade or an understated nude. Of course, this also means that I’m a big fan of nail art and playing around with different designs, techniques and shades to see what I can create. I’m not going to lie to you; I’m far from an expert when it comes to creating intricate designs on my nails. I’m not exactly the most artistic person in the world (my brother got that talent from my mother and it seems like it skipped past me), but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy trying to create something fun, which is exactly why I was excited when a little package containing the new OPI Color Paints showed up from the nail art gods.
So, what are the Color Paints? OPI created this line of blendable, buildable nail lacquers as a way to make nail art easier than ever. The somewhat sheer shades build in opacity with every layer for rich, vibrant colour. They have a bit of a jelly feel to them, and great shine. The line includes a fantastic shimmery silver base shade which really helps to illuminate the richness of these colours once they’ve been applied over it. I’ve swatched all 8 shades for you below – the bottom swatch features one coat of Color Paint on its own, the middle swatch features one coat over Silver Canvas, and the top features two coats over silver canvas so that you can see the change in colour and opacity. I’m also working on a fun nail art look using these to share with you soon! Check out all of the shades and let me know what you think in the comments below!
OPI Color Paint in Magenta Muse: This sultry red-violet is truly inspiring
OPI Color Paint in Chromatic Orange: This freshly squeezed orange is awash with color
OPI Color Paint in Primarily Yellow: Paint some sunshine with this glowing yellow
OPI Color Paint in Landscape Artist: The lush, verdant green of wide-open vistas
OPI Color Paint in Turquoise Aesthetic: Beauty is in the eye of this deep aqua
OPI Color Paint in Indigo Motif: I have designs on this deep, midnight blue (hands down my fave in the collection – I mean LOOK AT THAT BLUE)
OPI Color Paint in Purple Perspective: The depth of this purple is mesmerizing
So yeah, there you have it. What do I think of these? I love them. The colour over the silver base is killer, and I love that it truly is buildable without being too strong. I’ve just started playing around with them and can’t wait to show you what I’ve come up with!
Price: $11.50 CAD, $9.50 USD
Availability: May 2015 at ULTA, ULTA.com & professional salons
Disclosure: This post contains samples that were sent for editorial consideration and review. As always, opinions are 100% my own!