Wednesday 17 December 2014

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection Swatches and Review

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection

Press Sample

Now, I'm not going to lie to you and say I'm a fan of the book or that I'll be seeing the film, because I won't be. But, whatever your opinion on the franchise of Fifty Shades of Grey, you can't deny it's popularity. OPI have created a limited edition collection to go along with the release of the film, and as a huge fan of grey polishes, I was excited to get my hands on it!

The collection consists of 3 grey cremes, a red creme, a silver foil and silver glitter, so there's quite a lot going on here. It's not often you see such a mixed bag!

Cement The Deal is the lightest grey creme in the collection, with an ever-so-slight blue undertone (to my eyes, at least) this is a lovely shade, if not very exciting. The formula is great, I've used 2 coats plus top coat.

OPI Cement The Deal

Embrace The Gray (why is this spelt gray and not grey!?) is a few shades darker than Cement The Deal, but I can still see those slight blue undertones. Again the formula is good, this is 2 coats plus top coat.

OPI Embrace The Gray

Dark Side Of The Mood is a charcoal grey creme. I really love this colour but the formula is disappointing; I expected it to be nice and pigmented but unfortunately it's pretty thin and watery. I used 3 coats plus top coat

OPI Darkside Of The Mood

Romantically Involved is a sultry dark red creme. The formula is great here, perfect in 2 coats and it's super glossy even without top coat (but I added some anyway!) as you probably know, red cremes are far from my favourite, but there's something lovely about this.

OPI Romantically Involved

My Silk Tie is a pretty run of the mill silver foil. It's a bit prone to brush strokes so be sure to do your second coat with a light touch! This is 2 coats, no top coat.

OPI My Silk Tie

Lastly, Shine For Me is a bit of a strange foil/glitter combination - tiny blue glitters in a shiny foil-like base. The first coat is a bit sheer but it builds up easily, I'm wearing 3 coats plus top coat (I'd recommend using top coat because it dries a bit gritty) I wasn't sold on this at first, but it's grown on me!

OPI Shine For Me

OPI Shine For Me

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection

It's not an overly exciting collection but there's a few shades in here worth buying, the only disappointment really is the formula of Dark Side Of The Mood!

My picks: Cement The Deal & Embrace The Gray


- Available in department stores and salons nationwide from January 7th, priced £11.95 each
- There will also be a mini set available!

Press Sample


  1. Those are all so beautiful! I am in love with all of the shades!

    1. They're pretty nice aren't they? I just wish the dark grey had a better formula!

  2. I'm definitely picking up the mini set. The shades are stunning. I especially like the last one x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  3. Shine For Me is absolutely stunning :-)

  4. Beautiful colors and great swatches

  5. This collection looks really good! Especially loving the grey shades. ^_^

  6. Meeehh I don't like this collection, too much gray. The only one I like is The Dark Side of The Mood. And this is the one with the bad formula. Anyway, great swatches :)

  7. I think I'm going to order the mini set. Amazing swatches as usual :) I'm SO excited for the OPI Hawaii collection, another set to add to the list when it's released :)

  8. I think it's spelled gray because that's the US spelling of grey.

    Anyhoo, all the greys - gorgeous!


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