OPI has launched their Fall/Winter 2018 Collection inspired by Peru, a country rich in culture, from the colorful crafted textiles made by the local Peruvian women, to the beautiful landscapes and amazing sites like Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I’m going to review and swatch the OPI Peru Collection in today’s post.
The OPI Peru Collection nail polishes are available both in the regular version (seen in picture), as well as the Infinite Shine version (review here). Per usual, each bottle contains 15 mL of product. What I notice about this collection is that there are a lot similar and dusty shades. Some of them look almost the same in the bottle but to me, they’re all completely different, which you will see in the swatches overview at the end of the post.
For the swatches below, I’ve used a peel-off base before applying the nail polish to make swatching twelve shades in one day a bit easier. No top coat has been applied to show you the finish of the nail polishes.
OPI Machu Peach-u
OPI Machu Peach-u is described as a Soft Peach shade with a Creme finish. I would describe it personally as a dusty nude peach shade. The formula is thin and if applied carefully, two coats are enough for full opacity. I’ve used three in the swatch above.
OPI Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mountains
OPI Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mountains is described as a Rosy shade with a Creme finish. I would describe it personally as a dirty, dusty rose shade. This also has a thin formula and if applied carefully, two coats are enough for full opacity. I’ve used three in the swatch above.
OPI Seven Wonders of OPI
OPI Seen Wonders of OPI is described as a Mauve shade with a Creme finish. I don’t know whats up with the shade description that the brand gives for the shades (which I’ve taken from OPI.com), but I don’t find them informative or correct at all. Personally, I would describe the shade as a dusty, pastel lavender shade. Two coats are needed for full opacity.
OPI Don’t Toot My Flute
OPI Don’t Toot My Flute is described as a Lilac shade with a Creme finish. Finally, a shade description I can agree with! It also has a nice, thin consistency that needs two or three coats for full opacity. I used three coats in the swatch above.
OPI Grandma Kissed a Gaucho
OPI Grandma Kissed a Gaucho is described as a Purple shade with a Creme finish. Looking at the bottle, I thought this polish would only need one or two coats however when I swatched the shade, I noticed that it has a jelly like consistency! So this shade is quite transparent when the first coat is applied with a more juicy looking finish. It took three coats for full opacity.
OPI Alpaca My Bags
OPI Alpaca My Bags is described as a Green shade with a Creme finish. Come on OPI, how can you call this a green!? I would describe this as a soft teal shade. Another thin formula that can be easily applied. Two coats is enough for full opacity.
OPI Suzi Will Quechua Later!
OPI Suzy Will Quechua Later! is described as a Rose shade with a Creme finish. I would describe this shade as a dusty, rosy pink shade. It has a beautiful, thin consistency where you will need two easy coats for full opacity.
OPI Lima Tell You About This Color!
OPI Lima Tell You About This Color! is described as a Pink shade with a Creme finish. I would describe this soft pink shade. This shade needs two carefully, slightly thicker applied coats or three coats for full opacity. I used three coats in the picture above.
OPI My Solar Clock is Ticking
OPI My Solar Clock is Ticking is described as a Burnt Red shade with a Creme finish. This description is quite correct, it’s definitely a burnt, brick red shade. The formula is beautiful! I think it only needs one coat for short nails. I used two in the swatch above.
OPI I Love You Just Be-Cusco
OPI I Love You Just Be-Cusco is described as a Classic Red shade with a Creme finish. This has a formula that red shades often have, thin to the point that the nail texture is seen through the polish, even with two coats. So if you have ribbed, textured nails, I would suggest to either use three coats or two coats and a top coat to even out the texture.
OPI Como se Llama?
OPI Como se Llama? is described as a Burgundy shade with a Creme finish. This is another easy two coater for full opacity.
OPI Yes My Condor Can-do!
OPI Yes My Condor Can-do! is described as a Purple shade with a Creme finish. I would describe this as a deep purple shade with a warm undertone. It has a thin consistency that needs two coats for full opacity.
I’m absolutely obsessed and completely in love with the OPI Peru Collection. It’s like as if the brand has made my own, personal collection. I love dusty nude and light shades and for what they are, have a beautiful consistency. The “dusty” and more muted look that of many of the shades have make them perfect for the Fall and Winter Seasons. I also love the colors picks of the deeper shades, especially My Solar Clock is Ticking screams Fall to me.
It is very difficult to pick favorites out of this collection because I really like a lot of them, but if I would need to choose four (which is still a lot but okay), they would be Machu Peach-u, Seven Wonders of OPI, Suzi Will Quechua Later! and My Solar Clock is Ticking.
All the polishes dry fairly quickly to the touch. I can easily finish the first coat on my ten nails and immediately apply the second. You still have to of course watch out to not accidentally hit or rub the nails on something until it completely cures.
The OPI Peru Collection for Fall/Winter 2018 nail polishes will be available, starting from the 22nd of August for €14,95 Euro each (regular nail polish version) at the Douglas stores and Douglas.nl. You can also check out the OPI Sales Locator for other store locations.
The collection is also available in the OPI Infinite Shine No-Light Gel Lacquers version for €18,95 Euro each. There’s also a mini pack containing the shades Suzi Will Quechua Later!, Grandma Kissed a Guacho, Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mountains and Como se Llama? for €19,95 Euro.
Which shade of the OPI Peru Collection is your favorite?
*These products were sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.