Wednesday, March 21, 2012

OPI New York City Ballet (NYCB) Softshades Collection Swatches & Review

Hello beauties! Today I have the OPI NYCB Collection to share with you. The shades are designed to be sheer but I applied various coats to achieve an almost jelly opaque finish.

You Callin' Me A Lyre? This was my favorite from the collection of sheers because it looked the most natural on me. It's a soft shade of pink, not quite baby pink, but more of a dusty hue. Four coats were required to make it opaque. You can still see some visible nail line though.

Pirouette My Whistle over You Callin' Me A Lyre? I'm so in love with this topcoat. Its similar to Nubar White Dots but much more beautiful. It has tiny sparkling silver glitter and medium white, almost sheer, hex glitter in a clear base. A simple yet gorgeous combination.
Don't Touch My Tutu! Milky white sheer that required 4 coats to become opaque.

Pirouette My Whistle over Don't Touch My Tutu! Gorgeous combo.

Care To Danse? Soft lilac sheer. Also required 4 coats.

Pirouette My Whistle over Care To Danse?

Barre My Soul. Very soft beige. I also used 4 coats here.

Piroutte My Whistle over Barre My Soul.

My Pointe Exactly. Another favorite from the collection. Soft grey sheer with a hint of blue.

Piroutte My Whistle over My Pointe Exactly.

All of the shades are sheer but I applied them to be opaque. At first I didn't think they would build up at all but they turned out well. A lot of coats are required to make them opaque though. This set is ultra conservative but the sparkling top coat brings the glam to the collection. Overall I like them but they are sheer, I usually prefer more opaque formulas and less coats. They are definitely elegant and you can without a thought wear them in any setting. I really love the glitter topcoat, it's dazzling without being over the top. All of them, except My Pointe Exactly, would make great bases for French manicures. My favorites from the collection are You Callin' Me A Lyre?, My Pointe Exactly and Piroutte My Whistle.

The New York City Ballet Collection will be available April 2012 but have started to appear online already.





~Sent for review by PR~

24 comments:

  1. Great swatches, I love this collection a lot.

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  2. My favorite from the collection is My Pointe Exactly :)

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  3. oh my god this collection's very pretty! im not surprised that the shades are opaque, but it seems like they could be built up pretty well :D

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  4. Gorgeous!! I absolutely love My Pointe Exactly. This collection is great for doing a work appropriate jelly sandwich with Pirouette My Whistle too!!

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  5. I've seen other swatches of these online today and I didn't want them until I saw your swatches, lol. Now I want them! It kinda sucks though that it takes so many coats to make them opaque. But I definitely prefer the way they look in your pics than the sheer look they have after just a couple coats like in most other people's swatches.

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I prefer a little more color than the sheer look so it worked out well. Plus my nails are usually stained so I had to cover them up ;)

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  6. Ohmygosh, I LOVE this collection!!! I really want to get Pirouette My Whistle and My Pointe Exactly. Although, I would love to have all of these. XD

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  7. These look really soft and gorgeous, which is never my reaction to sheer pale shades!

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  8. Awe! the glitters looks very unique! So lovely!

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  9. Your swatches are beautiful! I definitely didn't plan to buy any from this collection, but I'm definitely getting three now. Your swatches for this collection are the best I have seen. By the way, I'm so glad I found your blog :-)

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  10. OMG i want some of these so bad! they are just such gorgeous simple nudes! and i am head over heels in love with "Pirouette My Whistle" over all the colors. I def want that & My Pointe Exactly! thanks for such great swatches! love ur nail shapes. are these available in stores yet??

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    1. They've been popping up online. I haven't seen them in any of the stores in my area yet.

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  11. These are all so pretty. You made me take a second look at this collection. I originally didn't want them because I didn't think they'd look good with my skin tone. Now, I want all the pinks.

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    1. I'm always skeptical when it comes to nudes but pink always seem to work no matter what, lol.

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  12. Hey, a blogger with my skintone! Sweet :)

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  13. These are definitely the best swatches I've seen of this collection... didn't really want any of them before but now I do!

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  14. I love this collection!! Although I, much like you, prefer fewer coats and a more opaque look. I have to say though, I am enjoying the light and clean feel they produce!! Diggin it!

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  15. wow!! nice collection you have!! i want them to use for my ballet classes :).

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