The polish is officially available on the Damone Roberts website. (You can’t buy it from Trade Secrets or Nail Polish Canada, the two major sources for OPI nail polishes.)
Although the Damone Roberts website ships some things to Canada, OPI Damone Roberts 1968 sadly isn’t one of them. (My heart sank when I put it into cart and then tried to complete the checkout.)
If not for my friend, Rob aka Nail Polish Dude, I would’ve had a very difficult time jumping through many hoops of fire to get my hands on this baby! When he found out about my disappointment that they don’t ship this polish to Canada, he came to the rescue like a lacquered cape crusader!
In 2009, OPI Damone Roberts 1968 first hit the market as a limited-edition shade. (That was about a year after I got into collecting nail polish more seriously.) Then, in 2014, they brought it back, but it’s for a limited time, so don’t hesitate to scoop it up, if you can!
The shade of green matches the walls in Damone Roberts’ Beverly Hills salon. Green walls? Hehe, that totally sounds like my kind of salon! 🙂 (I rolled up my sleeves and painted an accent wall in the living room green in September last year, remember? It was Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Lima Green PPU10-7. It looks way better in person than even the official digital colour representations I’ve seen.)
Damone Roberts is known as the “Eyebrow King”, according to what I’ve read generally on the internet and in this article on The Daily Beast. He’s worked on many A-list celebrities in Hollywood.)
In this post, see why it certainly lives up to the hype!
OPI Damone Roberts 1968 Pictures
OPI Damone Roberts 1968 Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Damone Roberts 1968
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Green (Yes)
- Name: OPI Damone Roberts 1968
- Collection: It is a stand-alone colour, which isn’t part of any collection.
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- Retail Price: $20 USD (I paid nothing, as this was a generous Christmas gift from Rob aka Nail Polish Dude.)
- Where to Buy: Damone Roberts website
OPI Damone Roberts 1968 Review
This green is more saturated, so I don’t consider it to be a pale or minty, but it does have a soft look to it.
I can’t think of any dupe for this colour off the top of my head, but I plan to do a comparison post with swatches soon, so you can see how different it is from other greens out there.
Although green nail polish isn’t usually considered elegant, when I wore this, it certainly had that feel because it’s not loud or too bold. The softer appearance is graceful like a ballerina.
Damone Roberts 1968 by OPI has a creme finish, but it doesn’t look flat on the nail at all. It’s prettier when you wear it than even when you admire it in the bottle.
Application & Formula
The formula is so smooth, and you can easily control the application with the brush.
With one coat, there is a bit of streakiness, but I was never planning to just wear one coat. I applied a second coat, and I achieved full opacity. (Since I tend to use medium coats, if you use thin coats, you may need to use three.)
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
As a green fiend and nail-polish collector, I’m so excited to finally have the coveted Damone Roberts 1968!
If you are able to get it, don’t hesitate. It’s limited-edition, and they may not resurrect it another time. Once it’s laid to rest, that’s it!
What’s your favourite green lacquer? Have you ever jumped through many hoops to get hold of a nail polish? (If so, which one was it?) Is there a specific limited-edition or rare nail polish that you’d like me to show on the blog?