Hey all! Today I have the new OPI DS Raw Granite shades to share with you. According to OPI, these granite-inspired hues feature a "matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections." While these do dry matte, they are not the same as liquid sands. They don't contain any of the grainy "sand" textures. Instead they dry down like a regular matte glitter polish.
OPI DS Pewter, 2 coats: matte pewter gray packed with very fine and small silver glitter. Above you can see how it looks on its own and with top coat. Personally I like it with top coat, because it brings out all the glitters. But when it's matte, it definitely has a much softer feel. This is one of those shades that I'll probably wear differently depending on my mood. In terms of dupes, it does feel very similar to OPI Metallic 4 Life (Nicki Minaj), which I actually prefer. Again, it's really up to preference. ^^
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OPI DS Lapis, 1 coat: matte denim-blue with very fine silver glitter. This is so pigmented, it really only needs one coat! It's also my favorite of two, both matte and with top coat. But I have to say that it's super gorgeous with top coat! This one reminded me of China Glaze Skyscraper (Fall 2011), but it's much more blue while Skyscraper leans a bit more purple.
|no top coat|
Availability: OPI DS Pewter and DS Lapis are now available at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
What do you think? Do you like these matte or with top coat? :)