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Monday, July 25, 2016

OPI Fall/Winter 2016 Washington D.C. Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Mani Monday everyone! I'm excited to bring to you the next great collection from OPI, the Washington D.C. collection for Fall/Winter 2016! Actress and fashion icon Kerry Washington has joined the OPI family as a Creative Ambassador recently and co-designed this collection with Cofounder and Creative Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. There are 12 regular shades and three limited edition colors, all crèmes save one that has a slight pearl shimmer, in dramatic and sophisticated tones. Let's jump in!
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CIA = Color Is Awesome is a dusky blue teal crème. This applied evenly and was really pigmented. This is two coats. I didn't have any staining with this shade when I wore it as well, which is great.
OPI CIA = Color Is Awesome

Freedom of Peach is a soft, warm peachy orange crème. The formula was great and I got full coverage in two coats.
OPI Freedom of Peach

Inside The ISABELLEtway is one of the limited edition "bonus" colors, a caramel malt brown crème. This formula is epicly good, basically a one coater! I used two as usual though.
OPI Inside The ISABELLEtway

Kerry Blossom is another limited edition shade, a dark plummy purple crème. Dries darker than it appears in the bottle, but not too dark. This is two coats, but you may need three if you're a stickler for very thin coats.
OPI Kerry Blossom

"Liv" in the Gray is the last limited edition polish, a dark grey crème with a tinge of green. This is an amazing one coat wonder! I used two coats like I always do though.
OPI "Liv" in the Gray

Madam President is a vivid magenta pinky red crème. Another fabulous formula, not too thick or thin. Almost a one coater, but two layers covered 100%.
OPI Madam President

Never A Dulles Moment is an interesting yellow crème, kind of sunshiney mustardy. OPI describes it as a "curry yellow". This was a tiny bit streaky on two coats, so I used three. It was better than I expected though for a yellow!
OPI Never A Dulles Moment

OPI By Popular Vote is a rich magenta berry-ish red crème. This one also had a great formula, opaque in two even coats.
OPI OPI By Popular Vote

Pale To The Chief is a "nearly nude" light beige with a very soft pearl finish. The first and second coats kinda pulled up the polish if I went over my strokes too much, so I recommend using a good amount of polish on your brush and doing the three stroke method. The third coat evened everything out for full coverage.
OPI Pale To The Chief

Shh...It's Top Secret! is a deep, dark espresso brown crème. This had an ok formula, I think you might need three coats if you do thinner layers than I do, but I used two.
OPI Shh...It's Top Secret!

Squeaker of The House is a cool, chocolate mousse brown crème. This almost has a slight purple tinge to it which is neat. This went on smooth and easy, almost a one coater but again I used two.
OPI Squeaker of The House

Stay Off The Lawn!! is a lush rainforest green crème. Excellent pigmentation and formula, a one coater! I used two here.
OPI Stay Off The Lawn!!

Suzi - The First Lady of Nails is a gorgeous olive green crème. Another awesome one, two coats. I love that there are two greens in this collection!
OPI Suzi - The First Lady of Nails

We The Female is a dark garnet red crème. I feel like a broken record, but this one is great too! Two easy, pigmented coats.
OPI We The Female

Yank My Doodle is a warm "tawny copper" crème. Another super great formula, only two coats. Dat name tho!
OPI Yank My Doodle

This collection will be available in August wherever OPI is sold, such as Ulta stores, Sally Beauty Supply, and professional salons. They retail for around $10 each. What do you think of this collection? If you're a crème fan, these are sure to be a dream come true for you! The formulas are seriously almost all amazing, the viscosity is excellent, neither thick or thin, and flowed on the nail like butter. I'm super impressed with this collection, even though the colors might not be groundbreaking in terms of uniqueness, they're all welcome to my stash! **EDIT: If you're looking for swatches of the two Ulta exclusives for this collection, see my review HERE!

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