Some exciting news! A couple of days ago, I purchased a DSLR camera (my first one ever). All this time, I’ve been using a really ancient Sony Cyber-shot DSC W200 point-and-shoot camera, so it’s a huge upgrade. 🙂 The Sony was good, but it’s been dying on me a lot lately.
I’ll be playing around with the new toy for a couple of weeks or so before I introduce photos I take with it on here.
Hopefully you’ll all notice a big quality increase when I make the switch. I’m mostly curious about how well it works in dim light, since my current camera can’t handle it. (When I use the DSLR on the first post, I’ll announce it.)
Today I have for you OPI Grape…Set…Match, which is part of the OPI Grand Slam England Duo Set.
OPI Grape…Set…Match Pictures
OPI Grape…Set…Match Swatches
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- Name: OPI Grape…Set…Match
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $9.50 USD (on sale) for the OPI Grand Slam England Duo Set featuring 2 nail polishes
- Where to Buy: Victoria Nail Supply, some Trade Secrets & select beauty-supply stores
OPI Grape…Set…Match Review
OPI Grape…Set…Match is a saturated jewel-tone purple that definitely reminds me of a cartoon grape. I think this colour would be flattering on people of differing skin tones, too. It’s an easy-to-wear shade that’s pretty and not flashy.
What I especially love about it is that while the dominant colour is a rich purple, there’s micro-shimmer in pink. Sometimes you can also see blue.
This is a sexy colour, but not one that reinvents the colour wheel. But, really, not every polish has to be creative and innovative, right? If it’s a wearable, gorgeous shade, it’s good in my book.
Now, I don’t know what kind of Kool-Aid OPI was drinking, but I wouldn’t consider this finish metallic at all. If anything, it’s a micro-shimmer polish. And what a beautiful one at that!
It looks like a witch’s spell on your nails in most lighting. The little particles catch the light and help it twinkle or ‘dance’ as I prefer to say.
And you won’t be dealing with any grittiness, either. It feels nice and smooth. Plus when you remove it, it’s a cinch – no struggling and no staining, either. (Of course, I used a base coat underneath to protect my natural nails, though, and I’d recommend that you do the same.)
Application & Formula
I wore this for 4 days straight, and it still looked great on the last day. But I was itching to try a new colour, so that’s why I took it off.
The formula is very easy to work with – it goes exactly where you want it to. It’s not thick, and it’s not too watery. It’s right in the middle.
You could probably get away with 2 coats, but I applied 3 to see if it would deepen the colour. It doesn’t really get much deeper from the 2nd to the 3rd coat…at least not that I noticed.
Final Verdict: 8.5/10
Grape…Set…Match by OPI is a nice purple to have if you don’t have many purples. It’s nothing crazy, but it’s all kinds of gorgeous! 🙂
Do you like deep or pastel purples best? What outfit would you wear with purple nails? Do you prefer OPI’s OPI Ink over OPI Grape…Set…Match?