OPI Dark Side of the Mood is part of the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection, which will be released in January 2015.
(I did a Quick Look post on the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection, so head there if you want to see swatches of all six colours and bottle shots.)
Dark Side of the Mood makes me think of my first full-time job straight out of university because one of our account passwords was based on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon!
While grey isn’t the first colour that’s on my radar, I did very much enjoy wearing OPI Dark Side of the Mood because it’s dramatic and offers a lot of contrast against my skin tone. As you know, the bolder the colour, the happier this nailphile is! 😉
OPI Dark Side of the Mood Pictures
OPI Dark Side of the Mood Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of OPI Dark Side of the Mood
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Stormy charcoal (Yes)
- Name: OPI Dark Side of the Mood
- Collection: OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection 2015
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection Press Release
- Quick Look: Click here to see my OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Quick Look Post featuring swatches and bottle shots
- Colours Available in the Collection: Dark Side of the Mood, Cement the Deal, Shine for Me, My Silk Tie, Romantically Involved & Embrace the Gray
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR. It retails for $9.95 CAD.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, NailPolishCanada & select spa, salon & beauty-supply stores (Officially released in January 2015)
OPI Dark Side of the Mood Review
Even if you don’t go ga-ga over grey nail polish, this might be an entry-level one that gets you hooked into experimenting with more in the colour family.
I say this because it’s indeed stormy as the press release suggests. It’s this deep, smoky blue that gives this grey undeniable flair. And it’s responsible for the departure from the typical concrete-sidewalk greys that you may have seen before and tried.
Dark Side of the Mood by OPI almost had a jellyish quality to it because of the wonderful shine, but it has enough of a creaminess, so you won’t need to layer a million coats to get good coverage.
Application & Formula
When I applied the first coat, I was concerned because it looked extremely streaky, and the formula was very watery and thin (which is why I was also reminded of a jelly finish).
However, with a second coat, it covered the nail better. And, out of curiosity, I added a third coat because I wanted to get the colour to look as rich as possible. (I preferred the way my manicure looked with three.)
Since the formula is on the watery side, you’ll have to be careful not to flood your cuticles. If you’re expecting that consistency, then you’ll be fine.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Dark Side of the Mood by OPI is unlike any other grey I own because of the finish. That being said, I also don’t have a lot of greys in my collection to begin with.
Do you prefer blue-based greys or concrete-sidewalk greys? Did you also think of Pink Floyd when you saw this nail polish’s name? Will you be watching the Fifty Shades of Grey movie? (I won’t, but I’ll enjoy the polishes!)