Tuesday, October 22, 2013

OPI Miss Universe 2013 Collection Review & Swatches

Press Sample

Hi guys!  Whew, did October fly by or what?  Now that it's actually cold here, I'm so into the dusty, darker colors we're seeing for fall and winter - like the colors I'm showing you today!  These were released as 2013's Miss Universe collection. :)

This Gown Needs a Crown, 3 coats: silver-foil with a satin finish.  This color reminds me so much of crumpled aluminum foil - and in a good way!  It's semi-matte but still very shiny due the foil-like silver specks.  I love how the silver shimmer flecks really stand out in this color.  The formula was excellent without any dragging or unevenness.

I'm Feeling Sashy, 2 coats: dusky purple creme.  This color applies like a creme-jelly, but dries down to a creme finish.  It applies flawlessly and looks very shiny!  The bit of grey in here also makes it perfect for fall if you don't want to delve right into the darker colors.

Miss You-niverse, 1 coat: deep, blackened plum creme.  This might be my favorite from the collection.  I love these almost black colors, and this one is oh so perfect.  It's very dark, but doesn't quite trudge into black territory.  On top of that, this is 1 coat - 1 amazingly-pigmented-shiny-coat!  Did I also mention that it applies like a dream?  The nail art addict in me is swooning.  Aren't one coat polishes just the best for nail art? :)

Verdict:  The colors didn't impress me out of the box, but once I got them on the nail I was pleasantly surprised.  All of these had top notch formulas that applied crisply and cleanly.  The cremes were really shiny and the satin had some depth to it despite being semi-matte.  If any of these colors are catching your eye, I'd definitely go for it. :)

Availability:  MISS UNIVERSE nail lacquers each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate application. This Gown Needs a Crown features a satin finish and should be worn without top coat for best results. These shades 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 $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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