Monday, September 14, 2015

OPI Fall 2015 Venice Collection Swatches & Review

The Fall OPI collection is here! It's called Venice and has twelve permanent colors OPI is adding to their core line and three limited edition lacquers. The romantic shades in the collection are inspired by Baroque period decadence. Since this is a long one, I'll jump right into the swatches!

Purple Palazzo Pants is a pastel lilac purple crème. A pretty great formula, two coats with no issues. A surprising color to come in a Fall collection!
OPI Purple Palazzo Pants

I Cannoli Wear OPI is a soft pale gray crème. I thought it was a white upon first look, but it's obviously a grey, especially when you put it next to a true white shade. This applied nicely for such a light color, only two coats.
OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI

Be There in a Prosecco is a pale slightly yellow beige crème. I felt like this one was more sheer than the other neutrals in the collection, maybe a little less pigmented. Three coats.
OPI Be There in a Prosecco

Tiramisu for Two is a soft tan buff crème. This is the only one I had a bit of trouble with, the formula felt both thick and thin to me which was weird and it didn't want to self-level at all. Three coats.
OPI Tiramisu for Two

A Great Opera-tunity is a described as a "lush melon". It reminds me of that one peachy skin tone crayon, and I actually quite like it. I needed three coats for this crème, but it wasn't difficult to apply.
OPI A Great Opera-tunity

Gelato on My Mind is a sweet, pale pool water blue. Slightly on the icy side, really beautiful. Surprising for Fall to say the least. A little patchy on the first two coats, I needed three for full coverage.
OPI Gelato on My Mind

Amore at the Grand Canal is a medium/deep blue toned red crème. Nothing special, but a lovely formula. This one was actually very shiny too, I think I forgot to put on top coat! Two coats.
OPI Amore at the Grand Canal

It’s a Piazza Cake is described as a "persimmon" crème. This one is so Fall to me, I love it! Like a tangy pumpkiny orange. Great formula, almost one coat, but I used two.
OPI It’s a Piazza Cake

O Suzi Mio is a deep eggplant purple crème. I've seen this color pop up in a few other collections this fall, but this sets itself apart by having a great opaque formula with no application issues. Two coats.
OPI O Suzi Mio

Gimme a Lido Kiss is a red shimmer with a bit of a violet flash. This had a lovely formula, almost opaque in one coat. I used two here.
OPI Gimme a Lido Kiss

My Gondola or Yours? is a black with a slight shimmer. Similar to the black we saw in the Mustang collection last year. This was a little thin but I didn't have any trouble with it. Two coats.
OPI My Gondola or Yours?

Worth a Pretty Penne is a shimmery warm copper foil. It looks like there is some silver mixed in with the copper to give this a melded look. This was basically opaque in one coat despite it's thin formula, but I used two coats. I like this polish, but don't love the color with my skin tone.
OPI Worth a Pretty Penne

These next three shades are limited edition.

Venice the Party? is a bold aqua blue turquoise metallic. Easy formula and just a bit of brushstrokes due to the metallic finish. Two coats.
OPI Venice the Party?

Baroque…But Still Shopping! is a slightly greenish-yellowy gold metallic (bordering on frosty) with cool gold hex glitters in different size. This went on easily, but was a little brushstrokey and gave me an uneven finish. I am not a fan of metallic bases with glitter in them, but this one isn't too terrible. I used two coats.
OPI Baroque…But Still Shopping!

It does look a lot different in lower lights so here is a photo of Baroque in the shade.
OPI Baroque…But Still Shopping!

St. Mark’s the Spot is a deep sapphire metallic. Very pretty and a great formula, opaque in two coats. This is another color we've seen one or two of in other fall collections though.
OPI St. Mark’s the Spot

These are available now at professional salons, Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply and other various retailers now for around $9.50. There are also gel versions available of most of the shades. What do you think of these colors? I really like almost all of them, even though this color range is quite varied and seems a little disjointed. Tell me your thoughts on OPI's Fall collection! What are your must have picks?

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.
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