OPI German-icure by OPI is exactly the vampy shade I needed for a break from neons and bright shades.
You know that I’m still gaga for those, but it’s always fun to switch it up. Then, when you go back to wearing those fun, light-hearted shades, you appreciate them more.
German-icure by OPI has a cute, punny name that I appreciate.
This sexy siren hails from the OPI Germany Collection that is due out this August! I’m very grateful to be able to wear this colour and share it with you!
If this seductress could talk, German-icure by OPI would have a raspy voice and would star in a film-noir. I can also picture it being sprawled across a black grand piano while singing a breathy jazz song.
Edit: So, apparently the bottles I received for OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest and OPI German-icure by OPI had the wrong labels! This one should be OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest. If you want to see my review of OPI German-icure, click here.
OPI German-icure by OPI Pictures
OPI German-icure by OPI Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Burgundy shimmer
- Name: OPI German-icure by OPI
- Collection: OPI Germany Collection 2012
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Germany Collection press release
- Colours Available in the OPI Germany Collection: German-icure by OPI, Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, My Very First Knockwurst, Berlin There Done That, Don’t Talk Bach to Me, Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!, Unfor-greta-bly Blue, Every Month is Oktoberfest, Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs, Deutsch You Want Me Baby?, Danke-Shiny Red & Schnapps Out of It!
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas, salons & beauty-supply stores (Available August 2012)
OPI German-icure by OPI Review
This colour is dark and foreboding – very sexy and mysterious! I had a hard time describing exactly what colour it is because it seemed to change.
No, it’s not a duochrome, but it looks a little different depending on the lighting. In the sunlight, you can tell that it’s an obvious burgundy with loads of shimmer. The middle of your nail is the lightest, and the edges are darker. You get that ‘lit-from-within’ effect.
In the sunlight, you can see tons of fiery-red shimmer light up your nails. It’s pretty cool to see.
While in the office, I noticed that German-icure by OPI looked way browner and much darker. Also, I could hardly see any of the shimmer unless I held my fingers right up to my eyes.
But, for the majority of the time that you’ll be wearing it, expect to mainly see burgundy.
Interesting thing: When you remove this polish, on your cotton ball, you’ll see navy blue come off, not burgundy!
Maybe it’s this slight touch of blue that gives this polish an inky feel.
This has a shimmer finish, but in dim or office lighting, it can look like a creme. When you do see the shimmer, however, it’s very glowy and sparkly – a true beauty to behold!
Application & Formula
Wow, I was so impressed by the pigmentation on this one! I was expecting a streaky first coat, but that wasn’t the case! Even the first coat was highly pigmented – nearly a one-coater! Then, with a second, everything looks completely opaque.
The polish was easy to control, and I found that the formula was self-leveling, so it helps your manicure look good even if your painting skills aren’t on point.
(Hehe, I was up really late painting my nails with this a few days ago, so I was working really fast. Despite my hastiness, I think the finished look turned out well, and I can attribute a lot of that to the great formula of this polish!)
Final Verdict: 8/10
Yeah, it’s still the summer, and you’re probably on board the Bright Train, but when we get closer to the fall, I’ll bet that you’ll start craving the rich and dark shades like this.
I loved wearing this colour, and I got compliments on it from a co-worker and from a friend.
There’s something a little different about this polish than your typical burgundy shimmer. It has that inky-ness – it’s really sexy!
Is it too early for you to be feeling the vampy shades? Does the ‘German-icure’ pun make you smile, too? What’s your most-used vampy lacquer?