The OPI Brazil Collection was one of the most anticipated releases this spring. Did it disappoint? Keep reading to find out!
OPI Live.Love.Carnival is a bright coral. So bright I couldn’t capture it on camera! Amazingly pigmented and perfect in two coats.
OPI Toucan Do It If You Try is a lighter orangey coral. The first coat was streaky, and it required 3 coats to be completely even.
OPI Red Hot Rio is a bright, blue based red with hidden shimmer! It was very squishy, almost a crelly but more of a crème. The formula was thin but not streaky and looked great in two coats.
OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-go is a soft orange. Like Toucan If You Try, this one was streaky on the first coat and required three coats to be completely even.
OPI I Just Can't Cope-A-Cabana is a gorgeous bright banana yellow. Like most yellows, it was streaky on the first coat, but all but one nail looked good after the third coat. It didn’t self level well, which you can see on my middle finger. I think patience it required, which I did not have when I was swatching!
OPI Amazon... Amazoff is definitely the star of the collection. This deep green reminds me of a lush rainforest! It has a hidden shimmer, which I failed to capture. Very pigmented, almost a one-coater!
OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian is your typical bright bubblegum pink crème. Smooth after 3 coats, the formula self-leveled nicely.
OPI Scores A Goal is the old ball to me. “Raisin” was the only word I can think of to describe the color. Perfect in two coats.
OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around was only slightly streaky on the first coat, which is very impressive for a shade as light as this. Although it photographed very light, it was the perfect neutral on me, in that it didn’t pull warm or cool against my skin tone. The formula was self-leveling and only required two coats
OPI Taupe-less Beach is the most perfect light taupe. Don’t waste your time trying to decide if you need another taupe OPI in your collection. YOU DO! Just shut up and buy it!
OPI I São Paulo Over There is a deeper taupe shade. Like Taupe-less Beach, this was perfect in two coats. I can’t get over how awesome the formula is on these neutrals!
OPI Next Stop... Bikini Zone is the lone shimmer in the collection, which also happens to be a duochrome. The duochrome is not strong, but it is there, flashing from silvery-grey to purple with some green on the edges.
When the Brazil collection arrived and I saw all of the taupe shades together, I couldn’t stop myself from doing an ombre! From top to bottom: Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, Taupe-less Beach, I Sao Paulo Over There, Next Stop... Bikini Zone
This collection is a winner in my book, and definitely deserved the hype! Only four of the polishes required three coats – Toucan Do It If You Try, Where Did Suzi’s Man-go, I Just Can’t Cope-A-Cabana and Kiss Me I’m Brazilian. All the other shades were perfect in two coats! My top picks are Live.Love.Carnival, Amazon… Amazoff, Red Hot Rio, Don’t Bossa Me Around, Taupe-less Beach, I São Paulo Over There and Next Stop… Bikini Zone!
There is also a separate mini Liquid Sand collection, which I will be showing you soon! Until then, which shade is YOUR favorite?
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Brazil by OPI will be available beginning February 5, 2014. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com. Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack will retail for $12.95 ($14.95 CAN).