Wednesday, 31 December 2014

OPI 50 Shades Of Grey Collection Swatches & Comparison

I recently picked up 4 of the new 50 Shades Of Grey collection by OPI. The collection consists of 6 colours: 2 greys, 1 red, 1 almost black grey, a silver, and a dense silver and blue glitter.

I picked up Romantically Involved (red), Cement The Deal (light grey), Embrace The Gray (darker grey) and Dark Side Of The Mood (almost black grey).

They are all creme finishes. Dark Side Of The Mood need 2-3 coats and the others all just need 1-2 coats.

I'll start off with my favourite, Romantically Involved. OPI has been coming out with so many reds, especially with the recent Christmas collection! As soon as I saw it though I knew I wanted it. It's a much deeper red with hints of burgundy. Below I have compared it to two other reds where you can really see the colour.

I used 2 coats for the swatch with topcoat, and no top coat on my thumb. If you're careful you only need 1 coat. It does dry super glossy on its own, but I added top coat to all the polishes so wanted to stay consistent.

The second colour is Embrace The Gray, this is the darker of the 2 greys. Again the formula was great and you could easily get away with just one coat. For consistency, I used 2 coats and top coat and no topcoat on my thumb.

The two greys lean quite blue which makes them both really unique. There aren't many greys out there!

The next polish is Cement The Deal, the lighter of the greys. I am literally in love with this one and it's my second favourite from the collection. It's much lighter and looks much more flattering on my pale skin tone.

Again I used two coats and top coat, and no top coat on my thumb. Really easy formula and it could easily be a 1 coater.

This is again quite blue toned, but not quite as blue toned as Carey by Zoya. (comparison below).

Last up is Dark Side Of The Mood. I used two coats and topcoat for this swatch, again no top coat on my thumb. It was definitely a lot more sheer than the previous three polishes and needed the second coat. I have read a lot of reviews saying that they needed three coats.

It's a very dark almost black grey with a very subtle shimmer you can kind of see on the nail if you really look for it.

I think it's a really beautiful colour, especially if you don't feel comfortable going full on black. For me, I have to be in a certain mood to wear these types of colours, they definitely aren't for everyday!

What do you think of this collection? Will you be picking up any of the shades? 

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