Today I have swatches of the OPI Color Paint collection! They are "blendable" polishes that are supposed to melt easily together, to allow you to use your nails as a canvas and create easy nail art. They are designed to be applied over a silver base, (which makes the color brighter) but I prefer the jelly-effect and thought I would share what they look like without the silver basecoat.
The colors are really pretty and represent almost every color of the rainbow. I used 3 coats for each polish except the silver and yellow. The finish is jelly-ish but not as sheer as a jelly. I was hoping the darker colors would be more sheer but unfortunately they are not. I may try to make my own sister jellies by mixing with sheer polish.
Pen & Pink
Silver Canvas Base Coat
I really love the look of Primarily Yellow and Pen & Pink and wish I could achieve the same effect with the darker colors, but they are trickier to work with and can come off patchy or streaky (when trying to achieve a sheer look). They do look great if wearing as a regular polish though and are extremely shiny.
Overall these are a lot of fun to play with. The colors blend really well together. It does take some practice to get the hang of using these, the formula is more gooey/sticky than regular polishes. I was able to create a very easy look by applying a base coat and simply dropping dabs of a second color on top. Check out the video to see how I created the purple look below:
The Color Paint Collection will be available very soon at retailers that carry OPI.
~ Provided by PR for an honest review~