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The second half of the OPI Brazil collection is all about the brights! To me, nothing says "summer" like a gorgeous bright creme and there are several polishes here that fit that bill perfectly. I've been dying to try OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana since the minute I saw the promo pictures. It's been awhile since OPI has included a yellow in a collection, so I was pumped to see this. I Just Can't Cope-acabana is somewhere in the middle of a bright yellow and a more creamy yellow. I think if I put it next to a bright, it would look more creamy, but next to a pastel it would look bright!
Yellow cremes have notoriously difficult formulas, but not I Just Can't Cope-acabana! This applied easily and had pigmentation. I used three thin coats here, but it should easily be two regular coats. The first coat had a few streaks here and there, but they were totally smoothed out with the second coat. I am so happy to have a new yellow with a great formula!
OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-go? is a pretty bright mango creme. It leans more on the peach side of things than orange. It kind of has that same feeling of being in between a bright and a more creamy peach. I love this mango kind of color and there aren't a ton of polishes this color, so this is a great addition to the collection.
This is two easy coats of Where Did Suzi's Man-go?. Nice pigmentation and fantastic formula!
OPI Live. Love. Carnaval. is a gorgeous bright coral pink creme. Wow, I love this color! It's so bright and summer-y feeling. It's definite a coral pink, not a straight-up pink. It has a mix of red and orange added into the pink. This is going to basically live on my toes this summer!
This is two coats and again, the formula was excellent. Easy to apply and control, and fabulous pigmentation.
Next up is the bright pink creme of the bunch, OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian. This is a bright warm bubblegum pink, not blue leaning though. This is a nice lively pink, a perfect choice for spring and summer.
I'm starting to sound like a broken record again, but two coats and beautiful smooth formula!
OPI Toucan Do It If You Try is a surprise favorite of mine in this collection. In the press release, OPI called this a "confident orange", but it's SO much more than just orange! It's a creamy orange mixed with some salmon pink and I can't think of anything like it in my collection. It is divine on my pale warm skin tone and I can see it being very flattering on a wide variety of skin tones.
This is... you guessed it! Two coats with a great formula.
Before I swatched OPI Red Hot Rio, I was thinking, "oh just another red", but this definitely surprised me. This is a super shiny and juicy hot red crelly. I was expecting it to be a creme, but it is decidedly squishy! It is really a lot brighter than I thought too, way brighter on the nail than in the bottle. I am much more into this than I was expecting! Not your average red creme.
This is three coats of Red Hot Rio. This is a great buildable crelly, as you can see, it's totally opaque in three coats. One or two coats will give you more of that Jolly Rancher slightly translucent look. The formula was fantastic, one of the best crellies I have ever used. It was not at all streaky and it was so easy to apply. I always feel that crellies (unlike jellies) should build to full opacity in three coats, but many don't. This did so beautifully! Oh, and it's SO SHINY! I used top coat for these swatches, but it's really shiny all by itself!
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Brazil by OPI is available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas now. 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.