November 8, 2012

OPI Skyfall Part Two!!


Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: two coats OPI You Only Live Twice
Top: one coat Seche Vite
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)


I can't believe it finally took me so long to get Part Two of the OPI Skyfall collection posted! This half has my two favorites of the collection, so I'm excited to share these! First up is OPI You Only Live Twice, a gorgeous maraschino cherry pink-red with glass fleck-like shimmer. I probably have a polish like this somewhere, but I am always a sucker for a good shimmery red! OPI described this as a magenta, but on me it showed up as more of a pink-toned red.


OPI You Only Live Twice applied really well and I only used two coats here! They were on the thick side, so if you do thin coats, you might need three. A red like this is always a must have for the holiday season, so if you don't have one in your stash, grab You Only Live Twice!




Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: two coats OPI Casino Royale
Top: one coat Seche Vite
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Next is a personal favorite of mine from Skyfall, OPI Casino Royale (fun fact: Casino Royale is also my favorite recent Bond movie). Casino Royale is a lovely deep plum creme that may seem like you've seen it before, but I can't find a good dupe. It is deep and rich, but it never looks dark or murky. It is such a perfect plum creme, I am wearing it right now on my toes. I'm sure I'll be wearing it a lot this winter!



I was expecting Casino Royale to apply like butter, but it didn't really. It wasn't bad or anything, just not the smoothest application. It didn't "practically paint itself on" like I've said about other polishes. On the first coat, I had a little streaking, but that evened out on the second. This is two coats and it was nice and opaque.




Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: two coats OPI Skyfall
Top: one coat Seche Vite
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Ahhh, the much-discussed "oxblood" color. I don't know when "oxblood" became a thing, but it is and OPI Skyfall is an excellent choice to sport this trend on your tips. OPI described this as "maroon" and I would never describe it as maroon. It lacks the amount of purple I think of when I imagine "maroon". It is really a deep blood red creme. Like dried blood, but prettier.


This is two coats of OPI Skyfall and I thought the application was great. It was a teeny bit harder to get perfectly rounded by the cuticle, so I gave it a good for application, not excellent. Nice and smooth, easy coverage, and not too runny or thick. Another color I will rely on this winter.




Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: three coats OPI The Spy Who Loved Me
Top: one coat Seche Vite
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



OPI The Spy Who Loved Me makes me question why I don't wear red shimmers more often! This is more of a true red than You Only Live Twice, making it better for my skin tone. If you like cooler reds, you should get You Only Live Twice. I really should wear this as a full mani soon, it's so eye-catching. The golden shimmer in the candy apple red base is small, but makes the polish sparkle.


This was two coats and the application was superb. The polish itself was that perfect, almost gel-like consistency that makes it so easy to apply and not have to worry about clean-up! Nice and opaque too! It makes me want to go through my red door and throw away the ones that aren't up to this standard.



Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: three coats OPI Goldeneye
Top: one coat Seche Vite
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



I'm a little disappointed in my pictures of OPI GoldenEye. I may have to reswatch! GoldenEye is a ridiculously gorgeous golden metallic. It's a lovely true yellow gold, and with my warm undertones, I really appreciate that! Blogger decided to flip my pictures once again, so that's another reason for a reswatch *rolls eyes*.


This is three coats of GoldenEye and for the kind of metallic it is, it applied really well. These can be patchy and difficult, but GoldenEye was great! A little sheer on the first coat, but it built up nicely. This is my absolute favorite of the OPI Skyfall collection. LOVE!

            



Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: two coats OPI Die Another Day
Top: one coat Seche Vite
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



OPI Die Another Day is a great tomato red with smooth shimmer throughout the whole polish. The shimmer in this is that kind that you can't actually pick out the individual shimmer particles, it just adds a pretty glow to the whole polish. I am not sure why I am loving these reds so much, maybe it's holiday anticipation! I would definitely recommend Die Another Day if you love reds, or need one like this in your collection.


This was just two coats again and it applied beautifully! Really easy to control. Look at how close I got to the cuticle with no clean-up necessary! That's the evidence of a good formula right there.


Overall, my top picks from OPI Skyfall would be GoldenEye, Casino Royale, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Live and Let Die and Tomorrow Never Dies. If you like glitters, then definitely add The Living Daylights to that large list! If you like to be on-trend, you should get Skyfall too. I always love the OPI Holiday collection and this one is no exception!

What's on your OPI Skyfall list?


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2 comments:

TikiBarbie said...

Pretty swatches! I already have The Living Daylights, but I have about 6 or 7 more I want.

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

TikiBarbie- Thanks! I know what you mean, this collection is one of those that you just want them all really. They're fun colors, but there are some great wear-everyday colors here too!