Tuesday, March 4, 2014
OPI Muppets Most Wanted Collection Swatches and Review
OPI's annual Soft Shades collection for spring 2014 is dedicated to The Muppets, who have a new movie coming out this month called Muppets Most Wanted. Without getting into too much detail, the caper is a European adventure complete with mistaken identity, love, and crime! The polish collection consists of eight lacquers including some surprises like shredded glitter, duochromes, and a dash of texture. Read on for swatches and my thoughts.
OPI Chillin' Like a Villain is a peach toned nude shade. It has the signature OPI soft shade finish to it, which is part creme, part jelly. I loved the way this one looked on me! Super flattering with my skin tone. It did apply a little streaky, but evened out okay after three coats. Just be sure to use a light hand when applying coats and don't overwork them.
OPI Gaining Mole-mentum is a shredded glitter topper. You go OPI! This topper has gold, rose gold, and silver shreds in a clear base. I've applied one coat over Chillin' Like a Villain. It can be a little bumpy to the touch, but topcoat helps to minimize that. I really love this one and am happy to encourage major brands to do awesome things like this.
OPI I Love Applause is another signature soft shade finish. Like Chillin' Like a Villain, this light pink has a soft appearance but can be a little tricky in application. I used three coats here to even things out. Again, use a light touch and don't overwork the polish.
OPI Int'l Crime Caper is a pearlescent shade with pink and blue shimmer. You could wear this alone with two or three coats, but I found it too sheer and unflattering over my *ahem* slightly discolored nails. Ah, the life of a nail blogger. Instead, I layered it over I Love Applause to show the transformative effect. Check out some more layering combos at the end of this Beauty Geeks post, too.
OPI Kermit Me to Speak is a duochromatic shade that shifts from pink to a golden tan. It's pretty unique to my collection and has a nice visible shift. I used three coats here. (By the way, the name is a pun on "permit me to speak," which I didn't realize until my boyfriend connected the dots for me.)
OPI Let's Do Anything We Want is a girly glitter topper with pink and white confetti, smaller white pieces, and large white squares. I've shown one coat over I Love Applause. I think this mix of glitter is girly, interesting, and unique.
OPI Miss Piggy's Big Number is a rich blue metallic with the slightest hint of duochrome to it. It looks rather brush-strokey in the photo here but it actually wasn't that noticeable in person. The shade is so luxe and really helps break up the neutral-ness of the overall collection. Three coats shown.
OPI Muppets World Tour is a glitter topper with a bit of texture mixed in with it. The overall look of this hybrid shade is white, but it does have some colored pieces mixed in. In this first photo I've shown one coat over Miss Piggy's Big Number, which shows the texture a bit better.
Here is Muppets World Tour over Chillin' Like a Villain with a coat of topcoat added.
What do you think of these shades? While they don't really scream Muppets to me, I think there are some really nice things happening here. Some of the more unique lacquers bring the fun element of the Muppets; it's just too bad this collection wasn't slotted for a different time of year (can you imagine a Muppets summer collection of bright cremes?).
OPI's Muppets Most Wanted Collection will be available this month at select salons and beauty supply stores.
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