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?