I’ve got to say, at first I was seriously disappointed by the fact that there were not fifty colors in the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection. And then my cuticles reminded me how horrible it would be to swatch fifty polishes in one weekend and I decided to keep my mouth shut!
Now, I am not a fan of the book Fifty Shades of Grey. I haven’t read it, nor do I ever plan to. I can, however, say I am fan of grey polish and I have gone full-on fan girl for the greys in the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection!
Cement the Deal is a smooth dove grey. LOVE IT.
Embrace The Gray is smooth elephant grey. Again… LOVE IT.
Dark Side of the Mood is the sleeper hit of the collection for me. I knew I would like the light and medium greys, but this. This is dreamy and amazing. I don’t think I have anything like this inky charcoal shade!
Romantically Involved is the singular red of the collection. I didn’t expect there to be a red, but it does make the collection more cohesive. No one does red better than OPI and this blue-leaning red is no exception!
Shine For Me (over Cement the Deal) is a shimmery silver base filled with blue microglitter. This is one layer over Cement the Deal – I really like how it turned out! I’ve seen others swatch it on its own, but I prefer it layered.
My Silk Tie is a soft silver frost. It’s very sheer (especially compared to some of the silver chromes we have been seeing) and takes three coats to full opacity. With that being said, for a frost it’s got a fabulous formula that was easy to apply and didn’t require any extra time in between coats.
The formula of the crèmes in the collection was unified across the board – slightly thin but even in two coats. The only negative thing I can say it that you have to be careful not to load up your brush too much or the thin formula will flood your cuticles. Other than that, this collection is a win – no matter how much I don’t want to say it because I think the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon needs to be over!
Have you picked up any shades from the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection?
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