Sunday, May 19, 2013
Couture de Minnie by OPI
Hi everyone! I am, indeed, still alive. -.- I meant to post more, but I kept holding off on collection reviews because I wanted to swatch them all at once. Of course, it later occurred to me that I would have probably finished a collection by now if I had just reviewed one polish a day. But I like having collection swatches in one post. Lol.
For today, I have swatches of the new OPI Couture de Minnie collection. Just like the last Minnie Mouse inspired collection, this one is composed of reds and pinks.
Chic From Ears To Tail, 3 coats: medium pink creme with very subtle clear shimmer. I found this a little streaky and my brush kept dragging in the polish. This one's a pass for me. It's a fairly common pink, so I'm sure there are dupes with better formulas out there.
A Definite Moust-Have, 2 coats (opaque in 1): bright red-pink creme with barely there shimmer. Super pigmented and buttery formula - what's not to love?
Minnie Style, 1 coat: clear base with red and white medium hexes. Simple, but it's a classic Minnie inspired glitter. It applies evenly in one coat - really, the application is a dream. Here, I'm showing it to you over A Definite Moust-Have (above) and Chic From Ears To Tail (below).
Innie Minnie Mightie Bow, 1 coat: very pigmented red base with subtle red shimmer. Wow, this is probably the most pigmented color in this collection. It's very red and without-a-doubt-opaque in 1 coat. I definitely recommend using base coat with this, since it may be a stainer. Other than that, I think red lovers will be impressed.
Magazine Cover Mouse, 2 coats (opaque in 1): red jelly texture with red and gold sparkle. My favorite from this collection, and the pigmentation is excellent as well! It's kind of like a texture version of Zoya Reva...adore!
Verdict: Except for the pink, all the reds were excellent in formula and pigmentation. Most of these were one-coaters! It doesn't get much better than that. :)
Availability: Couture de Minnie nail lacquers each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCP Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
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