6.23.2022

OPI Power of Hue Summer 2022 Collection Nail Lacquer Mini 6-Pack Swatches + Review

Let's be honest here, when it comes to nail colors I rarely grab for brights; instead favoring pastels, vampy shades, or my ultimate fave, white creme. That said, I immediately snatched up OPI's Power of Hue Summer 2022 Collection Nail Lacquer Mini 6-Pack when I spotted it in an effort to break me out of my comfort zone, and force me to take a walk on the bright side. Truth be told, I wasn't wild over the matte finishes, and the shorter-than-I-like wear time that tends to accompany said finishes; but I did adore how playful, flirty, and fun each of the six shades turned out to be - not to mention how apropos they would be for your summer getaways. Take a peek at all of the pretty below!

Feel Bluetiful is a Matte Turquoise Blue Shimmer. Mermaid nails don't care! Feel Bluetiful is a unicorn-like matte turquoise blue shimmer that legit makes you feel like a mermaid every single time you glance at your fingertips. Formula here was so amazingly simple to work with - applying quickly, and drying even faster. Yes, it has a matte finish; but I'm not a fan, so I added top coat to bring out the shine and shimmer. Y'all, this one earned me multiple comments from 5th graders {the harshest critics}, so you know it's amazing. Great staying power, great color...you need this one in your collection babes! This is 2 coats.

Bee Unapologetic is a Matte Yellow Shimmer. Alert: summer essential shade right here babes! Bee Unapologetic is a bright matte yellow shimmer that is basically sunshine in a bottle. True story. This one is sunny and brilliant and feels so sassy on the nails. The formula here wasn't perfection - while it dries fast, it does require three coats to achieve full, even opacity. Not a dealbreaker; but definitely worth mentioning. Other than that, it's kind of amazing - and absolutely essential for your beachy getaways this summer! This is 3 coats.

Mango For It is a Matte Orange Shimmer. Yo, girlies, this color is giving. it. to. me. Mango For It is a fresh, flirty, fruity vibrant matte orange shimmer that feels positively made for the tropics! NGL here, if you opt for the matte look, this one is far lighter {think tangerine}; but when you add that top coat, the gloss brings out allll of those glorious, vibrant orange vibes. Though all of the shades in the Power of Hue collection have featured shimmer throughout; Mango For It is one of the only colors where that shimmer is discernible and adds a juicy dimension to the overall look. Loving it! This is 2 coats.

Make Rainbows is a Matte Green Shimmer. Babes, I wore this bad boy for World Turtle Day {May 23rd}, and it 100% lived up to the occasion! Make Rainbows is a lemming-esque matte green shimmer with lime tones that makes it feel fresh, fun, and unique on your tips. This one really surprised me, as I thought it would lean brighter; but instead it read a little darker than expected - and that was totally fine by me! This one showed signs of tipwear after about 5 days of application; but sparkled beautifully up until that point. Highly recommend this one if you love a good green! This is 2 coats.

Pink Big is a Matte Bright Pink Shimmer. Babes this shade is seriously slaying. Pink Big is a groovy matte bright pink shimmer that is a total essential for all of you ladies who love a little girly glam. This cutie is an absolute must for summer mani/pedi season, what with it's Barbie girl feel and subtle shimmer. I do recommend applying two layers of top coat to amp up the shine, as this one dries down to a matte finish. This is 2 coats.

Go to Grape Lengths is a Matte Violet Shimmer. Y'all, I wish I could have gotten a direct sunlight pic of this bad boy because it is a sparkly paradise; but the weather wasn't cooperating, so this will have to do. Go to Grape Lengths is a magical matte violet shimmer that is guaranteed to >step up your summer shimmer game; while seamlessly transitioning for fall wear come August/September. Yes, this one is a matte finish; but y'all know how much I love my shine when it comes to polish, so I applied top coat. #sorrynotsorry. Even with top coat, however, this one was not as long-lasting as I would have hoped, which seems to be commonplace when it comes to mattes. I experienced chipping near the nail bed within a couple of days of application. Still a gorgeous color to add to your collection; but more of a short-term relationship shade. This is 2 coats.


AVAILABILITY: Ulta

 
PRICE: $23.90 for the 6PC Mini Set; $10.79 for each full-size bottle
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Ananka said...

OMG I love these all. I need them now :-D

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