OPI: Spring 2014 Sheer Tints Collection Swatches & Review
Hello hello! I have something super fun for you guys today… OPI’s Sheer Tints! I was feeling a little “meh” about these at first. I couldn’t picture what they would be used for but then I saw this video and I was SO excited! These polishes have so much potential and I’ve seen some other bloggers do some awesome things with them! I’ll show you my swatches first and then my little nail art contribution after that. :)
“I Can Teal You Like Me” is a teal leaning blue sheer polish. This one has pretty decent coverage compared to the other 3 polishes. I used 3 coats here.
“Be Magentale With Me” is a bright pink sheer. I did 3 coats.
“Don’t Violet Me Down” is a pretty purple sheer. This is the 2nd most opaque polish in the collection. 3 coats here.
“I’m Never Amberrassed” is a yellow sheer polish. This is the most sheer of all the polishes in this collection. It would definitely make you look like you have extremely stained nails if you wore it alone. I did 3 coats.
Now, for the first nail art look, I did simple stripes using a somewhat messy technique. This was so easy to accomplish! Just a nail art brush!
The next look I did, I added horizontal stripes to the the first nail art look for a plaid design! I did this really quickly but the nice thing about these sheers is that it doesn’t have to look perfect to look good. When a plaid or stripe design with opaque polishes, crooked lines are very obvious so you have to try really hard to get the lines nice and straight. With the sheers, the lines don’t look messy even if they aren’t completely straight! It makes it nice so you can use them for a quick nail art look!
The third look I did was a dry brush manicure. This look was extremely easy. It requires no extra tools and the messier and more you overlap the colors, the better! I did 4 nails in about a minute. I LOVE how this turned out. If you haven’t heard about dry brush manicures, you can find a great tutorial here by The Laquerologist!
Lastly, I had to copy the nail art they did in the tutorial that made me fall in love with these polishes! I used a different set of polishes on each nail so that you would get the idea of how they look different together! I’m dubbing these Tulip Nails because it creates a pretty Tulip shape on the tips that looks like a fun and funky Spring French mani! I love it! I think doing Tulip Nails is going to be my jam for Spring! So fun. ♥
As far as the formula on these polishes, it isn’t the best but it’s not impossible. They reminded me of honey if you were to heat it up. They are a little thick and tend to get stringy if you take to long to do a coat of polish or if you don’t wait long enough between coats. You will need to work a little more quickly. They also did have a tendency to bubble if you use thick coats (you can see some in the plaid design) so try and use thin coats. I don’t plan on using these for full manicures (like I swatched them in the first 4 photos) so I don’t think it’ll be much of a problem for me but it will definitely depend on how you plan to use them and what your patience threshold is for polishes.
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