OPI Washington D.C. 4PC Mini Set Swatches + Review

Last week I promised you that I would soon be reviewing OPI's Washington D.C. 4PC Mini Set, and today...I deliver! This quartet was a surprise to me, as the colors in the bottles looked semi-unappealing; but on the nail? Let's just say it was a whole different story. See what I mean below!

We the Female is a Brick Creme. When I think of an autumn red, this is exactly the shade I have in mind: rich and vampy. What really makes We the Female an original is the rust, brown, brick undertones that give it a true autumn feel that is v different from your run of the mill red. Formula here is flawless - it reaches opacity in a flash and has a dense texture that never tries to flood the cuticles. Digging it! This is 2 coats.

Pale to the Chief is a Nearly Nude Creme. Le sigh. I have so many mixed emotions about this color, I can't even. When I first applied it I was like, no way, so not a fan. Then, after a few hours, it started to grow on me. After a couple of days though I was over it - I wanted some color. Long story short, if you love a nude nail, or a cafe au lait shade, then you'll dig Pale to the Chief; if you prefer more color, you're going to view it as blase and boring. Formula was great. Though sheer, it builds to a beautiful opacity in a few coats and leaves you with perfect mannequin hands. This is 3 coats.

CIA = Color is Awesome is a Deep Teal Creme. Teals don't pop up everyday in nail polish collections, so when they do...let's just say it's something to get v excited about. Though described as a dusty blue, CIA = Color is Awesome reads deep teal on the nail, and that color is awesome {see what I did there?}, and will appeal greatly to those who dig a vampy nail that isn't the typical plum or black cherry hue. Formula here is fab - highly pigmented, fantastically fluid, and an absolute breeze to work with! This is 2 coats.

Never a Dulles Moment is a Curry Yellow Creme. Here's a shocking revelation, if you will: Never a Dulles Moment is the best kept secret of the entire Washington D.C. collection. While yellow rarely tops polish favorites lists {especially mine}, Never a Dulles Moment is different. It has a depth and opulence that I have never before seen in a yellow hue. I'm dying to whip it out all autumn long! That said, I'm not crazy about how it looks on my skintone; so I probably won't. Womp womp. The formula here was a little less spectacular than the rest of the shades in this quartet. It was thinner, so it had a tendency to gravitate towards the cuticles, and appeared slightly patchy without multiple coats. This is 3 coats.


PRICE: $14.50 for the 4PC Mini Set; or $10.00 per each full-size bottle.




ellie said...

Some great colors! Love the blue and the red! Awesome review!

ivy said...

Awesome nude color in this package. I'd definitely use all the colors.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous shades, especially the red!


Gemma said...

Wow amazing colours! I love the red and blue the most. Gemma x

Unknown said...

This is so inspiring! I love the post:)


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oooh fun! I really like the yellow.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love these colors! I think CIA = Color is Awesome is my favorite :)

The Fashion Folks said...

Love the nude color and love the yellow too! Definitely hear you though that it might even be too close to the skin tone? But kind of chic at the same time! Xx


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Amazing colours!

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