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Monday, October 15, 2012

OPI: Skyfall Collection Review & Swatches

Happy Monday, loves!

The second post of the day features the 12 piece Limited Edition Skyfall Collection from OPI. I have been patiently waiting for these babies ever since I saw the first promo picks of this collection! It was love a first sight, but did they live up to my initial expectations?! Keep reading! :)

Moonraker is a silvery, blue with a metallic/frost finish. Application was a bit streaky and the formula was pretty runny, so a little patience and a top coat is required. This was done in two coats.

The Living Daylights is a clear base that consists of small silver, gold, copper, and teal hexes. During application, I used the dabbing method and it worked fairly well with this polish. Glitter was dispersed nicely throughout the nail. I'm sure this one will be a hit in stores! ;) 

Goldeneye - I'm sure this beauty will be the talk of the town! This is really a must see in person to really appreciate its true beauty. It's a clear base loaded with gold and sparse bronze flakes. I used three coats in the image below. I will say this, despite all its golden glory, like most glitters, removal is a real PAIN! Personally, however; it's worth it! ;)

The World is Not Enough is a brownish, taupe packed with violet, pink, and grey micro shimmers. Formula was thin and required three coats for opacity. 

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a bluish, grey packed with olive, gold, and violet flecks. This required two coats for opacity. It's even greater in person. :) Look familiar? If you have Zoya's Fei Fei, they're pretty much the same. 

Live and Let Die was hands down my favorite from this collection! It's a blackened green packed with olive and gold micro shimmers. This has a stellar formula that only required one coat for complete opacity! As if this polish could not be any greater, it also dries fairly quick as well! LOVE! :)

Tomorrow Never Dies is a beautiful, blurple that applies effortlessly onto the nail. This was the closest I could get in terms of color because as you all know, my camera does not get along with blues/purples. -_- I used two generous coats in the image below.

Casino Royale is a rich, plum purple. This was perfect in two coats, but I could have easily gotten away with one generous coat. It's super glossy in person and was also one of my top picks from this collection.

Die Another Day is a burnt, orange with reddish undertones and is packed with subtle golden shimmers. This offered rich pigmentation and required one generous coat for opacity. 

The Spy Who Loved Me is a bright, red orange packed with golden micro shimmers. Application was smooth and required two generous coats in the image below. Another one of my faves!

You Only Live Twice - I think this polish and Drake will never agree! LOL! ;) It's a vibrant, berry packed with gold and magenta flecks. This applied like a dream in two coats. Yep, this is in fact another one of my top picks! 

Last, but most certainly not least, Skyfall. It's a burnt, maroon creme that dries to an ultra glossy finish. The formula was perfect making application a breeze. I'm currently wearing this as I type this post! This rounded off my top picks from this collection.

2 coats max
Easy application
Nice formula
Beautiful pigmentation
I loved every single color and that says a lot considering I rarely come across an entire collection that "WOWS" me!

Limited Edition
Glitter removal is a pain
Golden Eye & The World is Not Enough required 3 coats for opacity

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning October 2012 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

As with all OPI nail lacquers, these shades inspired by Skyfall contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!

Will you be picking up any of these colors? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!
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These were sent for review. 


  1. I'm totally in love with most of the colors - The World is Not Enough, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Live and Let Die, Casino Royale, Die Another Day, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, Skyfall.. <333

  2. I was looking forward to Moonraker when I saw it in OPI pictures. But seeing the polish in person, it didn't seem that unique after all. I guess my favourite of the collection is the same as yours too, Live and Let Die. Totally a polish I'd buy upon seeing it. :)

  3. These look lovely! I especially love Casino Royale! And for the glitter polishes have you tried the tin foil method to remove them?

  4. I picked 'em all up except Moonraker & The Living Daylights...I don't like frost and light blue turns my hands lobster. I am nuts for You Only Live Twice & Casino Royale...were it not for the removal and days of finding pieces of gold in everything after that, I really like Goldeneye which is odd for me - I am not a gold polish person. But this one is like no other - not all gritty and the shine is completely different to any typical glitter. I like the collection much better than last holiday OPI with their Muppetts. You Only Live Twice is a good one for me - the magenta lover. I don't have anything quite like it and that's saying something with the # of magentas/fuchsias I have! It's more red-rasberry than is OPI"s Let Me Entertain You which is way up there in my top fav magenta glass flecks...but YOLT is going to be a chronically worn one esp in winter for me....hard to find these deeper OK for winter magentas

  5. WOW, most of these are amazing!! I think You Only Live Twice might be my favorite though :}

  6. Such a beautiful collection!!
    I don't really like the big glitter one ^^'
    The pink is my favourite!

  7. I must admit that there's only one in this collection that speaks to me, and that's Her Majesty's secret service. :)

  8. The full range of this Skyfall Collection is available in the UK for only £7.16 each at


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