Friday, August 5, 2011

OPI Touring America Part I - Swatches and Review

  Touring America is OPI's Fall 2011 collection, and includes 8 cremes and 4 shimmers in a wide variety of shades, ranging from bright pinks to vampy purples, pale gray to deep brown.  I'm going to break these up into two parts, each with six polishes - today will be the shimmers and two of the dark, vampy shades!  All polishes are shown with top coat in natural outdoor lighting.

My Address is "Hollywood"
Three coats
 Rose pink with a delicate, subtle shimmer.  Very pretty... makes me think a bit more spring or summer than fall though.  Still really like it!

Are We There Yet?

Three coats
Coral orange shade, with the same subtle shimmer.  Also very pretty, maybe a bit more summery.

I Eat Mainely Lobster

Three coats
Bright coral with the same gorgeous but subtle shimmer.  This one seemed to perfect for summer to me, I took it on my beach vacation!  But I will surely still wear these in the fall. :)

Color to Diner For

Three coats
Deep red with subtle shimmer.  Pretty red, as reds go - and I am not a huge red fan.  This looks more like fall to me!

Honk If You Love OPI

Three coats
The first of the cremes!  A dark, vampy red-purple creme.  Looks to me kind to like grapes?  Hard to capture this one accurately in pictures.

Road House Blues

Three coats
Direct sunlight
I though I'd share two pictures of this one, since it was also hard to capture well.  This is a dark navy blue creme with a hint of dustiness to it.

Overall Review

I really like the shimmers in this collection - they are very pretty with a subtle, almost duochrome shimmer, even if they don't automatically scream "fall" to me (but I wear all colors at all times, so not a problem).  However, the formula on these was a little streaky - after two coats, there were random bald spots and places where the polish had dragged strangely.  Three coats evened this out, but a bit of an application issue.  The dark cremes applied lovely in three coats, and all six had nice dry times.  My favorites here are My Address Is "Hollywood" and I Eat Mainely Lobster, and although nothing is a must-have superstar here, this is a nice (half) collection of colors, with something for everyone.  What is your favorite of this half?

Check back tomorrow for part two!

DISCLOSURE: The polishes featured in this post  were provided to Polishology by OPI for review purposes.  This is an honest and independent review and was in no way influenced by the company.