Hi again!! I don't know how many parts this series is going to be, but this part will be about nudes. If you missed my blues/teals post, click here.
FYI, I most likely will do another separate blue part though. Too much of the blues! LOL.
OK, so this will be about the nude colours. Like liglosses, nude nail colors are tricky, and we are always on the lookout for the nude shade, my 'own skin tone only better' shade. Too pale, it makes your fingers and cuticles look dirty, and too brown, it just look blah. So finding the perfect shade is hard.
If you have seen OPI nail colors, they have a gazillion nude natural shades. Keep in mind that some of these nude shades are for applying over a french manicure, and they tend to be sheer, and very translucent. These, I don't like. The colors look pretty in the bottles, but they never turn out the same on your nails, even after 6 coats or whatever, and they apply streaky!! That's because they are SHEER colors. So the colour payoff is totally different.
I love those THICK, CREAMY, OPAQUE nude shades. You just apply 2 coats and you get the POP colour. And in between the Sheer and Opaque creamy shade, you have the 'satin' looking ones. Slightly see through if you apply the first or second coat, but if you are careful, apply a third coat, you will get a shiny opaque colour pay off. Yes, that's what I have to say about nude colours.
My all time fave is OPI's Bare it in Trafalgar Sqaure. Let Them Eat Ricecake, which I got recently is turning to out be another fave. Both are equally thick and creamy, but Ricecake has a slight pink undertone, whereas Trafalgar Square is more milky beige.
OPI Let Them Eat Ricecake - Really opaque, slightly pink, and perfect for both toes and finger nails.
This is Bare it in Trafaglar Square. I might have mentioned before this is my 2nd bottle cos I love it so much. I know my mancurist hates to use this colour, cos it is such a pain to get even and smooth........ but..... I LOVE IT, and I have no problems applying it myself. My cuticles look GROSS in the following pic. Got to book an appointment asap.
This is OPI Miso Happy with this Colour. Pink colour. And this is one of those in between textures which I rambled about just now.
This is OPI Tickle my France-y which I got yesterday. Another in between sheer and opaque texture. Can you see how thick I had to paint it on? This has a slight brown tinge. But I like how this looks so far. Gonna try this out on all my fingers later.
And this is OPI for Sephora, Run with It. A nude colour with gray undertone. And it seems to have some glitter or shimmer bits, which is not very noticeable because it is the same color as the nail polish. I like this because it has thick and creamy, and you just need 2 coats.
Yup! These are some of my fave nude shades. I am kind of eyeing Sheer My Toys (or something like that) from OPI last christmas collection. Hmmm... Shall wait and see. I can't remember if I ordered more nude shades from my forthcoming haul from transdesign. Hope this has been helpful. The sun is setting, so I can't take any more of these swatches in daylight.... I will update over the weekend!
FYI, I have added blogrolls at the side of this site, and sort of group them by makeup, fashion, and I think I will add Youtube (my fave YT people), and also a blogroll just for nail polish resource and information.
Thanks for reading!!!