Today I have the OPI Colour Paints to share with you, a collection of 8 blendable nail colours plus a silver base coat. This post is focused on showing you the colours, hopefully I'll have a post featuring some nail art soon! Read on for the full review...
What are colour paints?
Colour Paints are semi-sheer, buildable, jelly-like polishes that allow you to layer, blend and mix to create uniques nail art looks. You can use them alone or you can blend them over the Silver Canvas base coat.
Are they like last year's Sheer Tints?
No, not really. Colour Paints are much more opaque. Sheer Tints are meant as top coats, whereas Colour Paints can be worn alone (with the exception of the yellow shade!)
Worn alone you'll need 3 coats for full opacity. Worn over Silver Canvas, one coat is enough. In my swatches, I'm wearing the colours alone on 3 fingers, and on my ring finger I'm wearing 1 coat over Silver Canvas, so you can see the comparison.
Landscape Artist is a grass green. As you can see, there's quite a difference in the colour when worn over the silver base. 3 coats, plus 1 over Silver Canvas.
Magenta Muse is a pink-toned red. 3 coats plus 1 over Silver Canvas
Purple Perspective is a dark purple. 3 coats plus 1 coat over Silver Canvas.
Chromatic Orange is a red toned orange. 3 coats plus 1 coat over Silver Canvas
Indigo Motif is a dark blue. This one dragged a bit as I was building it up, but evened out ok. 3 coats plus 1 coat over Silver Canvas
Primarily Yellow is a buttery yellow. This one is much more sheer than the others so can't really be worn alone. 3 coats plus 1 coat over Silver Canvas
Pen and Pink is a hot pink. 3 coats plus 1 over Silver Canvas
Turquoise Aesthetic is a teal blue-green. This is quite a bad stainer when worn alone, even with top coat, but I did manage to get rid of the stains with a bit of scrubbing. 3 coats plus 1 over Silver Canvas.
Silver Canvas is a silver foil, intended as a base for you to use the colours over. It seems to be a pretty basic foil, so you could probably use any similar shade in place of it. It's quite brush stroke heavy if you're not careful, but only needs 1 or 2 coats.
Mine don't have the colourful caps that others seem to have, maybe something to do with them being press samples?
There's a really good selection of colours here and I'm excited to try some nail art with them! I'm much more impressed with these than I was with the Sheer Tints. If you're planning on just using them for nail art there's a mini set available which includes Silver Canvas!
Let me know your thoughts on these!
- Available now from department stores
- Available online from Nail Polish Direct