Reviewing OPI Color Paints

I thought nail art would be over by now, but it’s still going strong!  Not that I can do it!  I’m just recently able to paint my own nails without making a mess and that has taken me years.  So, I was pretty excited to hear about the new OPI Color Paints.  They were advertised as an easy way to achieve nail art looks.  I was sold!


The formula is like a watercolor nail polish, slightly translucent.  Think of the gels used in stage lighting.  Alone, they provide a tint, but they can be layered or blended to get bolder colors or change the tones.  The collection comes with a metallic silver base that makes the colors really pop.  I’ve played around a bit, but I’m not creative when it comes to designs.  They look cool, but you still have to the work.  Even when I just throw something on, though, I always get compliments on my nails when I’m wearing them.  People think I’ve had them professionally done or that they are Jamberry wraps, so I guess they look better than I think.

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I purchased the sampler set from Ulta that came with 5 paint colors plus the silver base coat.  The small sizes are perfect since you’re not painting your whole nail, and it’s probably not something I will use all the time to justify having a whole bottle of each color.  Of course, as with all beauty trends, other companies have jumped on bandwagon like Sephora’s Infinite Ombre set.  Have you tried any of these new polishes?  What did you think?