OPI Do You Lilac It? is one of those rare colors that does absolutely nothing for me in the bottle. But then I put it on my nails, and wow!
Even though it’s a soft hue, it still packs a big punch against my skintone somehow. And depending on the light, it looks a little different to me.
In sunlight, it looks like a springy pastel purple, but in dim artificial light, it takes on a purple-grayish appearance that’s in a similar vein as OPI Parlez-Vous OPI?, which is another favorite of mine.
So do I ‘lilac’ it? Well, yes! Yes, I do!
OPI Do You Lilac It? Pictures
OPI Do You Lilac It? Swatches
(All swatches are with 1 coat of Nail Tek Foundation III Base Coat, 2 Coats of OPI Do You Lilac It? & 1 Coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat)
- √ Long-wearing
- Name: OPI Do You Lilac It?
- Collection: OPI Brights Fall 2006 Collection
- Amount: 15 mL
- What I Paid: $5.25 USD
- Where to Buy: Trans Design, Sally Beauty Supply, Trade Secrets, some salons & some beauty-supply stores
OPI Do You Lilac It? Review
If you’re a fan of colors that have a dusty quality to them, you’ll fall madly in lust with OPI Do You Lilac It?. At first glimpse, it appears to be your purple Ordinary Joe. But it isn’t. It’s your Extraordinary Zoe.
After wearing so many holographic, glittery, and duochrome nail polishes, I was itching to wear a creme shade. It’s simple and elegant. Plus, unlike glitter polishes, it’s quick and easy to remove.
Do You Lilac It? by OPI is a lavender that leans slightly on the gray side but not so much that it looks dirty. It still looks fresh and sophisticated.
The formula’s on the thin, watery side. However, it’s easy to handle. One coat covers the nail pretty well, but I suggest using 2 coats to achieve the ideal color. Dry time was average. And you’ll be pleased to know that OPI Do You Lilac It? dries pretty shiny. (Still though, I recommend slicking on a top coat for maximum shine.)
One thing I have to mention is that I got slight bubbling on 2 of my nails, but this was probably my fault because I layered it a bit too thick there. If you keep your coats on the thinner side, you won’t have to worry about this. (But if you do get bubbling, the best solution is to put on a top coat. That usually minimizes or eliminates bubbling.)
Depending on the light, this polish looks more gray and sometimes more purple. These kind of colors make me happy because they have personality!
P.S. See what OPI Do You Lilac It? looks like with a black Konad zebra print on top! (It’s my first time using the Konad products.) Tell me what you think.
P.P.S. Check Swatch And Learn again on Thursday January 20 for my Konad tutorial post where I show you step-by-step (via pictures and written instructions) how to use the Konad Stampers, Image Plates, Polishes, and more! I’ll also provide some tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way, as well as in-depth reviews on each product.
Final Verdict: 10/10
OPI Do You Lilac It? is one of my favorite purples in my ridiculously large nail-polish collection. It’s easy to apply, and when I wear it, I find myself looking at my nails a lot. (Yes, yes – “You’re so vain! You probably think this song is about you. Don’t you?”)
What are your favorite purple polishes to wear? Are you a fan of smoked-out shades with a taupe or grayish tinge?
See this color used in cupcake nail art I did!