Hello nail art enthusiasts! I got my hands on the entire collection of OPI Muse of Milan! That being said this post will have a lot of pictures. OPI is one of my favorite nail polish brands, so I was excited to swatch all of these colors and try them out. All of the swatches do have top coat. Keep reading to see what I think about this collection.
Addio Bad Nails, Ciao Great Nails is a shimmer described by OPI as a “wisp of pale lavender shimmer”. I would say this is a dusty lavender that leans toward a creme formula with a purple violet shimmer in it. The shimmer is hard to catch with my camera. It can be seen best in direct sunlight or the flash of a phone. This color would be a great transitional color into fall. This was opaque for me in two coats.
Complimentary Wine is a creme described by OPI as a “deep bouquet of ripened berries. This is a deep burgundy crelly formula. It does have some brown undertones to it. It was opaque for me in three coats. This is definitely a fall color that reminds me of all of the leaves turning color.
Drama at La Scala is a creme described by OPI as a “dramatic steal the show teal”. This is a deep teal. It reminds me of OPI’s AmazON…AmazOFF but Drama has more blue in it. It was opaque for me in two coats.
Duomo Days, Isola Nights is a creme described by OPI as a “deep sapphire blue”. It looks like a dark denim blue to me and is a nice jewel-tone color. This next to Drama, you can see that Drama has a little more green to it. It was opaque for me in two coats.
Fall-ing for Milan is a shimmer described by OPI as “bronzed beauty”. It is a creamy tan base with a bronze copper shimmer running throughout it. I did not think it was flattering with my skin tone but it is a beautiful color. It was opaque for me in two coats. I tried my best to capture the shimmer in this color.
Galleria Vittorio Violet is a shimmer described by OPI as having “brilliant tones of amethyst and violet”. This is a stunning color. It is for sure one of my favorites in this collection. It is a creamy bright purple that has a violet shimmer which was hard to capture on camera. It was opaque for me in two coats.
Have Your Panettone and Eat it Too is a creme described by OPI as a “indulgent sweet nail color like the Italian delight”. This is a darker pumpkin orange. I think this tone of orange says more “fall” orange than like a “Halloween” orange. This color was opaque for me in two coats.
Leonardo’s Model Color is a shimmer described by OPI as “being draped in the glow of shimmering light and an inspiration for any master artist”. Leonardo is a deep purple-y blue crelly base with deep purple, violet and gold shimmer running throughout it. This color is a stunner! The way this color looks in every light blew me away. You can see the shimmer at all times, not just in bright sunlight. I did get this opaque in three coats.
My Italian is a Little Rusty is a creme described by OPI as having “rich chestnut earth tones”. I don’t know if I would describe this as a brown with a lot of orange tones or and orange with a lot of brown tones. Either way, it is a beautiful warm shade that is fall ready. It was opaque for me in two coats.
OPI Nails the Runway is a shimmer described by OPI as a “shimmery granite gray”. This is another favorite of mine. I would describe this color as having a gray tinted crelly base with copper and silver shimmer but there are also flashes of violet and blue. So maybe the silver shimmer is a duo chrome? They can be best seen when I put it over a black base. On it’s own, I did manage to get this pretty opaque in three coats. The last three pictures are over a black base, and the final picture, I intentionally blurred it to try to capture the violet and blue flashes.
Suzi Talks with Her Hands is a creme described by OPI as a “stand alone gray”. I would describe this as a slate gray that does have a slight green undertone. It makes me think of a stormy rainy day and gray is a good fall color that will go into winter. It was opaque for me in two coats.
This Color Hits all the High Notes is a pearl described by OPI as “pearly chrome”. It is a lightly blue tinted pearl. I’m not typically a pearl finish person but this is a pretty color and the brush strokes weren’t too noticeable. I had just taken quite a bit of length off of my nails when I swatched this so I apologize for the inconsistency in nail length. This wasn’t quite opaque in three coats, but three coats is my maximum number of coats when applying a color.
I love OPI, so I have a little bit of bias. I think there is a nice mix of finishes in this collection. There is something for everyone. All of the polishes have a nice formula and were easy to work with. Although I like all of the colors, my favorite ones are Galleria Vittorio Violet, Leonardo’s Model Color and My Italian is a Little Rusty. If you want to add some fall colors to your collection, definitely go pick up a few or your favorite one.
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