The New OPI Sheer Tint Top Coats | Photos, Swatches, and Review

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This spring OPI takes nail color to the next level with revolutionary Sheer Tints; the brand’s first-ever, pigmented top coats. Sheer Tints by OPI offers a fresh take on traditional top coats with the introduction of 4 new vivid hues in Blue, Pink, Yellow and Purple. An infusion of transparent color with high shine, these top coats can be worn alone, with a base coat for a playful sheer or layered over any shade to create an alternate finish for a progressive nail look.

“Nail color is all about self-expression; apply Sheer Tints over your favourite OPI Nail Lacquer to achieve your dream shade, accent glitters and darks or transform crèmes and shimmers,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Make a statement by creating an ombre design that is on-trend then add several coats to create dimension.”

I’m Never Amberrassed Liquid amber morphs into a veneer of yellow tint that is anything but bashful.

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Be Magentale with Me Give your nails the sweet treatment with this sheer pink tint.

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I Can Teal You Like Me It’s obvious you’re head over teal in love with this sheer blue.

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Don’t Violet Me Down You can count on this crystal sheer amethyst.

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The texture of these is very different. They are very thick and gummy. This makes application a tad tricky but they really even out nicely to an even tint, even on my messed up nails. All the above swatches are only one coat. These tints will certainly make quite a change to any polish you apply them over. I find dry time a little long due to the consistency though. I recommend making sure you’re polish underneath is pretty dry. To test out the effect I tried Be Magentale with Me Give over the peachy nude Chillin’ Like a Villain from the upcoming Muppets collection to see if it would turn it into a more coral nude which I thought would be fun

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 Be Magentale with Me Give over Chillin’ Like a Villain:

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You can see it went right past coral nude to more of a pink coral shade. It would have looked much better if the base polish had have been more even. I really love the dimension these jelly like polishes give.

Sheer Tints will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons and Spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail.

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  • Miranda Mendoza
    February 27, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Idk if I dig these… over bare nails it just looks like stained nails!

    • Perilously Pale
      February 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      Ya they aren’t really meant for over bare nails. I just did that to show the colour. They are meant as a top coat over other polishes. 😉

  • Clever Girl Reviews
    February 27, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    I love those colors layered!


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