Sunday, 30 March 2014

OPI Sheer Tints - Don’t Violet Me Down

Happy Sunday friends! Today I have a new polish from OPI to share with you. The brand recently released a new collection called Sheer Tints, and I have the shade Don’t Violet Me Down* ($10.95 CAD). These Sheer Tints are a sheer polish that can be worn on its' own or layered over other polish to change the base colour.


"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." - OPI

"You can count on this crystal sheer amethyst."

I decided to try out Don’t Violet Me Down on my bare nails, but I've also worn it over a baby pink polish (and forgot to take photos!). This formula is fairly thick, and a little bit goopy. I used three coats on my bare nails, and it did take quite a while to dry. However, this polish dried to a high shine finish, and it's unlike anything that I normally wear. If you like sheer polishes, then you'll really like this line. I do prefer a more opaque colour, as I hate being able to see my nail line. I prefer to layer OPI's Don’t Violet Me Down over other polishes, and I'm really wanting to try it over a white base. When I layered this over a baby pink polish, it did transform the colour a bit, and it added a nice amount of shine.


I think that these polishes will appeal to a select group, but they just aren't my cup of tea. OPI has so many other amazing shades out there, I think your money is better spent on one of the polishes from the permanent range. Are you a fan of this sheer look? There are 4 shades available in the new Sheer Tints Collection - will you be picking up any of them?

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18 comments:

  1. Yea i very much agree with the gloopy and long time to dry part, it's kind of strange given how sheer the polish is...

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    1. Ya, normally sheer polishes are really thin!! Very odd

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  2. This is pretty! I would love to see it over a white base! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'll definitely have to try it that way :)

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  3. Ooo, I like this! I think I'd like this as I wouldn't bother with more than one coat.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. It's really, really sheer with only one coat!!

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  4. I don't care for sheer polishes either, or VNL, but this would look good with a white base, and using the tint to make a jelly sandwich, either with glitter or stamping.

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    1. Ya, I think that this would even be great for marbelling!

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  5. This looks somewhat cool! But at the same time it doesn't seem like the type of thing I would try... I don't know though. :)

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    1. Ya, it's an interesting idea, but it still doesn't blow me away!

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  6. I really like sheer polishes, but I find this one a bit too sheer on its own.

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  7. Though this is an interesting concept, I don't think I'd get much use out of these tints. Thank goodness, because I don't need more nail polishes for a while. My Julep subscription is keeping me busy!

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    1. Ya the concept is neat, but it's just not something that I have a need for!

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  8. This is a total watercolour nail art polish!

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  9. YES! Jayne is totally right...this is meant for watercolours!

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    1. Ya it would definitely be great for that purpose!

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Laura