Wednesday, March 23, 2011

OPI Femme de Cirque Swatches

Here are my swatches for OPI's new soft shade collection: Femme de Cirque.  I was chasing the sun, so let's make this quick...

First up...

OPI "So Many Clown...So  Little Time"
Creamy Nude
2 coats

Then I topped it with one coat of the sparkle in the group "I Juggle...Men"

The sparkle is super fine, can you see it? The sparkle is very fine and flashes blue and pink, it's actually really pretty, when you have direct sunlight! This color is definitely meant as the top coat and is the definite "star of the show"

"Step Right Up"
Heather light pink
2 coats

Then I topped it with "I Juggle ...Men"

It's light and not nearly opaque, but I love this combo, in person the shimmer steps-up this "natural looking" manicure 5 notches...LOVE IT!

"In The Spot-Light Pink"
Pink "pop"
2 coats

It's bright pink, but thin, it almost shows up like it's a stain.

Topped with "I Juggle...Men"

 I actually have to say that I was prepared to hate these, they are light and pink and those are 2 things I don't do, BUT I loved "Step Right Up", it's a great natural look! The best part about these 3 colors is the "no streak" issue. In 2 coats it was clean, smooth and easy, no streaks, no spots.

I've tried some other "blush" or "nude" sheers and they always painted on streaky and spotty.  These were not like that at all, 2 coats of even soft pretty did I just say "Pretty" and "Pink" in the same sentence...LOL :)

Here they are side by side!

Left to Right- "So Many Clowns...So Little Time", "Step Right Up!", and In The Spot-Light Pink".

Topped with "I Juggle...Men" (the star of the show)

 Femme de Cirque by OPI will be available beginning April 2011, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer. 
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 So what do you think of this very femme collection? :)
*These were provided by OPI for review.
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Rory said...

I had no intention of liking these either, but now I feel like I have to have them all! I find myself wanting to reach for something that will give me a beautiful natural nail, but I have nothing in my collection like that. I can't wait to get my hands on these!

Unknown said...

your blog is cute!

Unknown said...

@VV- Then I would suggest these, for a more natural looking manicure and you have to grab "I Juggle...Men" That names cracks me up! LOL :)

Unknown said...

@Kisse Girl- Thank U :):)

KarenD said...

Thanks for the swatches! I'm pretty sure I can skip the pinks since I have so many similar things already. I'm waffling on the top coat, though, even though I have a lot of sparkles already as well--you know I love me some sparkles.

Unknown said...

@KarenD- I'm doing a post coming up showing what you can do with "I", it's awesome stayed tuned!

Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

Great swatches. I can't wait to play with these and see how they work for me,

Unknown said...

@Gina- I think you are going to love them <3 :)

Johanna (Paillette) said...

I love the top coats a lot, those are neat!

Unknown said...

I'm really liking these. Can't wait to get them :)

Erika said...

Those are so pretty. I love soft, sheer, pretty pinks like that. I don't even mind the VNL, when I am wearing them. I think that some of those would make lovely pinks for French manicures.

L said...

These look nice on you!

NY*NAIL*DIVA said...

love them all on you!