Today I bring you part 2 of the gorgeous OPI Skyfall Collection. The polishes are divided into two groups: the Dangerous and the Seductive shades, and I previously reviewed some of the Seductive collection here. Let’s look at some of the gorgeous Dangerous shades today!
First up, a gorgeous “blurple” polish that I adored and still have on from my last pedi, Tomorrow Never Dies.
I love OPI’s description of this: This eternally intense purple will live forever.
Tomorrow Never Dies is a perfect, gorgeous deep indigo purple with a hidden, duochrome-y red and blue shimmer. The polish was amazing. It’s deep enough to be perfect for fall, but it has this amazing luminosity… it glows from within. And look at that shimmer!!! It is incredible!
I used 2 coats for these pictures, over base coat, with one coat of top coat. Application was perfect and easy.
And one more:
Next up, Moonraker, a beautiful, very metallic, grey-tinged silver polish. It is so metallic it almost reminded me of stainless steel appliances… I absolutely loved the cool steeliness of this colour. However, the formula was something else. It was… lumpy, thin. I am not sure where the formulation went wrong, but this polish not only shows brush strokes, I couldn’t even go over an area twice or else it dragged the polish away and created a bald spot. I was disappointed in this formula. Hopefully OPI reads the reviews and reformulates because, you know what, it is a gorgeous, gorgeous polish once on!!
I used 2 generous coats for these pics (over base coat, with top coat):
Look at this colour in the sun! It is the perfect polar opposite of OPI Goldeneye:
And the third colour in my Dangerous Shades review, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, was one I debated posting here… It was so very close to one of my recent untrieds, Zoya FeiFei, that I wondered whether to devote an entire post just to comparing the two! (And why oh why have I not worn FeiFei yet!)
OPI’s description of Majesty’s is: This misty-green pewter commands attention.
It is a stunning pewter, densely packed with tiny, tiny multi-colour shimmers, the most visible of which I found to be gold, blue and green. It is so glittery, and has an almost holographic effect. It was pretty sheer at one coat… have a look:
But still quite shiny (just one coat over base–isn’t it crazy?)!
Though it goes on quite sheer, I love how the second coat leads to perfect opacity. I found I could wear Majesty’s Secret Service with 2 generous coats, not needing a third. Look at that holographic sparkle!!
I couldn’t resist adding a comparison to Zoya FeiFei, a similarly beautiful pewter sparkler. Can you tell which is Zoya and which is OPI?
They are very similar. Zoya is slightly more blue-leaning, with tiny blue shimmers, whereas OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is a green-leaning pewter. It was really hard to capture the differences in a photo, but OPI definitely provides more coverage than Zoya FeiFei. Zoya needed a good three coats to achieve opacity – it was really sheer, while I have on only 2 coats of OPI above.
Here they are, identified:
Were you able to tell them apart?
Overall, I simply loved the Skyfall collection. The colours were gorgeous and different, and I love that OPI came out with different lines to commemorate 50 years of James Bond and the Skyfall movie! (See the Seductive shades here and check out the incredible OPI Magnetics here!!)
Don’t forget that OPI has released a mini set of 4 beauties for the holiday season: Bond-ettes features four shimmery shades from the new limited edition Skyfall lacquers. The Bond-ettes mini set features a spectrum of light to dark shimmers: GoldenEye, The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die, and The World is Not Enough.
This collection, as well as the mini set, is now at salons and stores, including Nail Polish Canada for online shopping convenience!
Hope you get your hands on a few of these beauties… which do you love the most?
And to wrap up my OPI Skyfall Collection reviews, enjoy the Skyfall preview!!! I will be watching this movie as soon as it is released – happy birthday to me! 🙂