Wednesday, August 31, 2011

OPI Suede Collection Featuring We'll Always Have Paris and You Don't Know Jacques Swatches and Review!

Good Afternoon my fellow lacquered lovers! My Dr.'s REMEDY giveaway closed a few hours ago so one I finish verifying entries I will post the winner! But first, I am going to show you some new pretties that I found for $4 a few weeks ago! Usually these retail for at least $8 so I was super excited! The OPI Suede collection takes actual OPI colors but packs them with shimmer and gives them a matte finish. Now the finished product looks nothing like the original colors but they are still gorgeous! The two I will show you today I don't have the originals so I can't do comparisons but when I get to the few that I do have both of, I'll show you the difference! So now, on to the polish!

Above: We'll Always Have Paris Suede - 2 coats over 1 coat OPI Nail Envy

This color is so pretty! It's a deep pink that's jam packed with shimmer and has a gorgeous finish after 2 coats! I absolutely love the texture to this, it has so much depth and dimension! This is why I love to make shimmers matte because I love the look but this has even more shimmer than usual! I'm not normally a pink fan but I love the dusty look to this and will absolutely wear it this fall when I'm not quite wanting a vampy color! Of course I wanted to see how the shimmer would translate with a top coat so below you can see the pointer and ring finger with one coat of Seche Vite over it and the middle and pinkie fingers with no top coat:

Gorgeous! I love how the top coat makes it slightly darker and the shimmer really pops! I'd definitely add the top coat on day 2 of wearing this as a manicure to change it up a bit!

Next up, You Don't Know Jacques Suede:

Above: You Don't Know Jacques Suede - 2 coats over 1 coat OPI Nail Envy

You Don't Know Jacques is probably my lease favorite of the Suedes but it's still really pretty. It's a warm brown that full of shimmer like the rest of the Suedes, I just didn't love it on my skin tone. It falls a bit more flat than a lot of the other suedes but that may just be because the base isn't a "color" but is more neutral. This was fully opaque in 2 coats and for some people, it might look better. Here it is below with top coat on 2 nails and matte on the other.

I have to say, I like it better with top coat! I just find it more flattering on me!

All in all, I love the suedes! I think it's great to have a shimmery matte and there is just a lot of dimension to most of them! Stay tuned for the rest of the collection coming in the next week or so!

What are your favorite Suedes?


  1. Oooh, I'd really like to get my hands on the You Don't Know Jacques Suede.

  2. OMG i love the pink one!! gorgeous!!

  3. I think I like the You Don't Know Jacques better with topcoat too. I love the color of it--to me it's one of those pretty "ugly" colors

  4. i haven't tried any of the suede yet, but now I'm gonna have to!! i love the We'll Always Have Paris one!!

  5. They both look gorgeous on you Carly! I have all the suedes and I can't get enough of them ;-)

  6. Hey, I sent you an email about the guest post swap! =)

  7. Think I'm really liking that You Don't Know Jacques! Might have to go and find this one.....unless I can borrow it??

  8. I've read bad reviews about the suede collection, but you didn't seem to have an issue with them...maybe I will give them a try after all!

  9. My galfriend picked up We'll always have Paris dusty hunting a few weeks ago and I'm thinking I need to have it - it's incredible!

  10. I looooooove Suede! I have We'll always have Paris and I took a lot of pix of it...I'll have to post them in my blog soon :p

    I need more Suede like Here today... Aragon tomorrow!!

  11. The both look great on you! I only have one suede, Here Today...Aragon tomorrow but I love it!


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