What is this? OPI on P2P.... yep!! You see it! Welcome to my first official review for OPI. The brand doesn't need any introduction, so lets just take a look at the polishes included in the 50 Shades of Grey Collection. I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I know that there is somewhat of a cult-like following! All that aside, I am really digging the grey polishes included.
My Silk Tie is a metallic shimmering silver polish with a frost-like finish. The formula was surprisingly good, since these types of shades can be a major pain to work with at times. Although there were no formula application issues, the chrome/metallic finish left brushstrokes across the nails. I used two coats and topcoat here.
Cement the Deal (talk about a play now words!) is a light grey creme polish. The formula was good and went on without any issues in three thin coats. This is a very versatile grey that seems to be universally flattering from the other photos I've seen.
Dark Side of the Mood is a deep charcoal grey creme with a slight hint of shimmer. This one was surprisingly streaky and patchy when applying. I definitely expected more pigmentation, but three coats were used here. The shimmer is pretty, but not very noticeable, especially in pictures.
Embrace the Gray is a medium grey creme with an excellent formula. This is one that I was really looking forward to and it did not disappoint. Again, this shade of grey (pun intended) appears to be universally flattering. I used two coats and topcoat here.
Shine for Me has shimmering silver base with blue and silver glitter. The formula was really easy to work with and became opaque in just two coats. Topcoat was used to create a smooth finish.
Romantically Involved is a true red creme. The formula was absolutely perfect. I applied two coats and topcoat without any issues.
Here's a pic of a simple dotticure I wore with Romantically Involved, Cement the Deal, Dark Side of the Mood, and My Silk Tie.
The OPI 50 Shades of Grey Collection is still available for purchase for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com.
Are you a fan of the 50 Shades of Gray book? Have you seen the movie that was released recently? Any polishes catch your eye?