Swatch and Review - OPI Color Paint Collection Part I

Hello lovely readers! Today I am reviewing the Color Paint collection from OPI. This collection was released in Spring 2015 and consists of 9 blendable colors designed for nail art. I broke down the review in 3 parts. For part I, I will share swatches of Primarily Yellow, Purple Perspective, Chromatic Orange and Magenta Muse.



The polishes in this collection can be blended and this works best when you apply them over Silver Canvas, which is also part of the collection (more about this in part III). Since I found the formulas to be very similar, I will summarize my observations below before I share my swatches:
  • The formulas have a (somewhat thick) jelly-like consistency  
  • The colors are highly pigmented and can stain
  • The colors build up quickly and most will become opaque after 2 coats 
  • They can be used on their own as well as with the Silver Canvas
  • I had issues when I used them directly over my regular base coat (Yellow Stopper) so you may want to skip this step
For the swatches, I did 1 and 2 coats with or without the Silver Canvas base coat. Also, swatches are shown without any top coat.

Primarily Yellow - a butterscotch yellow that will is not opaque on its own after 2 coats

swatch of primarily yellow nail polish from the opi color paint collection
One coat of Primarily Yellow with or without Silver Canvas base coat

swatch of prismatic yellow nail polish from the opi color paint collection
Two coats of Primarily Yellow with or without Silver Canvas base coat


Purple Perspective - a purple that quickly builds up to a blackish purple in 2 coats

swatch of purple perspective nail polish from the opi color paint collection
One coat of Purple Perspective with or without Silver Canvas base coat

swatch of purple perspective nail polish from the opi color paint collection
Two coats of Purple Perspective with or without Silver Canvas base coat


Chromatic Orange - bright red-toned orange that quickly intensifies in 2 coats

swatch of chromatic orange nail polish from the opi color paint collection
One coat of Chromatic Orange with or without Silver Canvas base coat

swatch of chromatic orange nail polish from the opi color paint collection
Two coats of Chromatic Orange with or without Silver Canvas base coat


Magenta Muse - a red that starts out as magenta and quickly intensifies in 2 coats

swatch of magenta muse nail polish from the opi color paint collection
One coat of Magenta Muse with or without Silver Canvas base coat

swatch of magenta muse nail polish from the opi color paint collection
Two coats of Magenta Muse with or without Silver Canvas base coat

Next time I will share my swatches of the 4 colors. In the meantime, let me know what you think of these colors if you have used them. I would love to hear from you!

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14 comments

  1. I am loving this collection more and more! I got the mini set.

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  2. This collection is really pretty! I love Magenta Muse on you.

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  3. I love these. I really need to get some!

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  4. I like these better over a silver base. The new formula X collection that's based on the same principle is nicer for me colour wise.

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  5. I like these better over a silver base. The new formula X collection that's based on the same principle is nicer for me colour wise.

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  6. I like these better over a silver base. The new formula X collection that's based on the same principle is nicer for me colour wise.

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  7. These look interesting. Better over the silver. Can't wait to read your next post :)

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  8. I love this whole collection, there's so much fun things you can do with it!

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  9. Ahhhh I want this collection so bad!

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  10. Great review! I was really loving this collection at first, but I'm seeing more and more sheers for layering and nail art. My existing OPIs rarely get touched so I think I'm going to pass after all.

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  11. I love these more and more each time I see them. I really need to go ahead and grab a few of my favorites to play with!

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  12. These are definitely made for that silver base. Nothing but love for this collection! Can't wait to see your other swatches.

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  13. I love how these look over silver

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