Today I am reviewing the new Limited Edition OPI Amazing Spiderman Collection. This collection consists of six limited edition lacquers ranging from 'white, coral and pink to mood-setting hues of blue, nickel and yellow-green' and one new shatter.
I was really excited when I first saw the press release for this collection for a few polishes in particular, and they did not dissapoint! Let's get to the swatches :D
Call Me Gwen-Ever is a really pretty orange leaning coral creme. I am surprised by how much I like this, when I first saw promo pictures this didn't overly thrill me, but I have to say I'm kinda digging it on me. The formula on this one was spectacular, and I only needed two coats.
Your Web or Mine? is a frosty pink. Formula was brush-strokey, so be careful with application. Other than the brush strokes, the polish wasn't too hard to work with, I only needed two coats for full opacity. I like the base color of this, I'm just not a fan of the finish.
My Boyfriend Scales Walls is a white creme with a touch of gray. I really really like this one, its my second favorite in the collection.The grayness in the polish takes it out of chalky/stark white territory, and I think because of that it would look great on many skin tones. The formula on this one was also amazing, I was pleasantly surprised that I only needed two coats.
Into the Night is a bright shimmery metallic blue. It is bright, yet dark at the same time, and the best way I can describe it is 'lit from within'. It's pretty. The first two coats went on a bit sheer and watery, but the third coat evened everything out. You may run into brush strokes when applying this, so be sure to do the two sides of the nail first and finish with the middle to minimize brush strokes.
Just Spotted the Lizard is a gold and green duochrome. I'll say it once and I'll say it again. I love an affordable dupe to an expensive polish. With that said, this is a dupe of Chanel Peridot. Very pretty and interesting color for any collection, and the formula was great too, three easy coats for full coverage.
Number One Nemesis is my absolute favsies in the collection. It is a metallic dark grayish olive green shimmer that is literally jam packed with micro glitter. This is stunning in all lighting, and it's just so fun to look at! It's also a dupe for Chanel Graphite (yay for less expensive dupes to pretty polishes!) Application was a dream, I used three coats to get full coverage, but if you used thicker coats you could probably just do two. Love this one!!
Shatter the Scales is the shatter top coat in the collection (go figure!). This is a dark forest sparkly green shatter, and I found when I was layering this it shattered great over some polishes, and then not so great over others. You will easily be able to spot my 'fails' haha. See my layering combinations below.
Shatter the Scales over Call Me Gwen-Ever
Shatter the Scales over Your Web or Mine?
Shatter the Scales over My Boyfriend Scales Walls
Shatter the Scales over Into the Night
Overall I think this is a nice collection. There is something for everyone in here, but I think it is missing a nice bright red, after all, Spiderman's outfit is partly red, so it would only be fitting to have a red! My top picks are Number One Nemesis and My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I can't tell you the last time I got this excited over a white nail polish, but MBSW does it for me!
If you're still into the shatter trend I think you will like Shatter the Scales it is pretty and very sparkly with top coat (it does dry somewhat matte, so if you want the glossy finish like you see in my pictures, you'll want to add a top coat).
Just Spotted the Lizard and Number One Nemesis may not be super unique because they are Chanel dupes, but they are still super pretty and much easier to find / less expensive to own!
What are you guys thinking about the Amazing Spiderman collection? I'd love to know which ones make your cut! They will be available in May 2012 and will retail for $8.50 each.
Products provided by PR/Manufacturer for review.