I was so excited about the OPI Venice Fall 2015 Collection* when I first saw glimpses of it online, and even more excited when the whole thing landed at my door. Until I realized I had to swatch 15 polishes! Don’t worry, I finally managed it and have swatches and my thoughts on all the shades in the collection, so check them out and let me know what your favourites are.
OPI A Great Opera-Tunity: “Aria” ready to wear this gorgeous melon?
Given that most of the OPI Venice Fall 2015 Collection are permanent shades, it’s not surprising that a few of them aren’t quite traditional fall options, like this peachy option. It has a nice formula that is nearly opaque in one coat, but I think would be best with a ridge-filling base coat, at least with nails like mine which made it look a tad uneven.
A gorgeous dark cherry red, my main complain was that this shade was a little too runny which made it difficult to get crisp edges. With one coat I could still see a little VNL, so I went with two to hide my nail line better. It’s super glossy, pretty shade that does stain a little.
I actually thought this shade was going to be a glitter topper, and started to apply it that way…I was quite wrong! This is a cool gold base with shiny gold hexes and tiny squares that is totally opaque in 2 coats. It is a tad frosty/brushtrokey for me and would definitely benefit from a top coat to even out the finish.
This pale, off-white cream polish took 3 coats for me to have an opaque, even finish but the end result was quite nice.
This is my favourite kind of summery, robin egg blue shade, and it looks good with 2 coats. It might not say “fall” but it is one of my favourites from the OPI Venice Fall 2015 Collection.
This warm, shimmery bright red has a lovely formula although you can still see a bit of VNL after 2 coats which was too bad.
It took me 3 coats to be opaque and totally even but despite that there’s something I just love about this soft dove grey.
The great formula on this shade has me tempted by a colour I don’t generally wear. 2 coats for flawless application and opaque coverage. This burnt orange is definitely a fall shade!
This black has just the slightest hint of dark grey shimmer in it, but I found it disappeared on the nails except to give some extra depth to the polish. It took 2 to 3 coats for opacity, depending on thickness. To be honest I already have enough black polish–15 year old Zoë is in shock–but if you don’t, this shade is really even and glossy.
This is another shade that absolutely says fall to me. I love that this eggplant, dark purple is still clearly purple, and not the kind that disappears and becomes black inside. It took 2 coats for an opaque glossy finish. Love love love for the upcoming season.
I’ll never turn down a purple polish, especially lilac, but I swear even if I was picky I’d love this gorgeous shade. I’ve tried all the polishes in the OPI Venice Fall 2015 Collection for swatching, but I applied this one last so I could keep wearing it cause it was so pretty. The formula is perfect and even with 2 coats.
This kind of royal blue shade looked kinda familiar in the bottle, but it’s absolutely gorgeous on the nail. With 2 coats it has a depth to it that doesn’t properly translate into photos, you definitely need to see this shade in person.
Another pale, 2 coat cream, this rosy nude is a fairly basic, work appropriate shade but has a decent formula if you find shades like this more exciting than I do.
This bright blue shade has a real lit-from-within quality, similar to St. Mark’s the Spot, although I don’t like this variation quite as much. With 2 coats it is basically opaque, this shade definitely stands out in the collection.
This is gorgeous rose-gold copper which is almost opaque in 1 coat but looks even better with 2. I absolutely adore this shade, and I think the metallic finish is great for fall.
The OPI Venice Fall 2015 Collection has some gorgeous creams I fell in love with like Purple Palazzo Pants and I Cannoli Wear OPI, as well as a few with some more unique finishes like Worth Every Pretty Penne and St. Mark’s the Spot. The huge range of shades means there should be one you love (unless you were looking for glitter!) and with so many of them becoming permanent, you have time to shop.
Did any of the shade make it onto your wishlist?