Don’t you love being really excited about something, and then you finally see it in person and it’s everything you hoped it would be? That’s me and this OPI Swiss collection. There were a few surprises between the promo photo and the real McCoy, but I’m still picturing myself aprÃ¨s-ski.
I swatched the collection in two parts: the cremes and the non-cremes. The only two foils are Glitzerland and Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous. I really appreciated what a chic choice OPI made for Glitzerland. It’s a cool gold with silver sparkles. Lucerne-tainly is darker and cooler (steely, or charcoal-silver) than I expected. It’s also the sparkliest of the bunch.
The other four shades of the group are shimmers. Cuckoo for This Color is a darkly shimmery blued green (I would love to see this shade as a creme). Yodel Me on My Cell is surprisingly fierce for a fall collection: saturated aqua blue with tiny silver sparkly shimmer. Diva of Geneva is rich magenta shimmer. The Color to Watch is an almost duochrome blue-lilac.
And then the cremes. Color So Hot It Berns is a bright, bright, warm red that exudes confidence and sex appeal. This seems like a great one for short nails. I think Ski Teal We Drop is too blue to be called teal. It reminds me of MAC’s Blue India, but the color is brighter and more saturated, and I like it better. William Tell Me About OPI is this fantastic, vampy, dark, cherry purple. I’m going to wear this to death as soon as the temperature drops.
I’m Suzi and I’m a Chocoholic is a sexy, rich, browned red. It’s not quite chocolate; too red to be barbecue sauce. I really like it, and I think it’s a great twist on red nails. Just a Little Rosti is a beautiful wine color, another favorite. A to Zurich is a very red rose.
Thoughts? Favorites? OPI shades are $8.50 each, and the Swiss collection will be available in August.
If you’re looking for the brand in-store, check Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillardâ€™s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret (which is going out of business), and Ulta.
These polishes were provided to me for swatching purposes.