Tuesday, 2 October 2012

OPI Skyfall Collection: Part 1 - Review and swatches

Hello lovelies,

As you know I've attended Olympia Beauty exhibition and exclusively there the new OPI Skyfall collection was available! I couldn't resist buying the whole collection just to show it to you! This collection was inspired by the new James Bond movie called Skyfall.

From the press release: This holiday season, OPI celebrates the 50th Anniversary of a fellow world icon – James Bond – appearing in Skyfall. Starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, this highly-anticipated twenty-third installment opens in theatres nationwide on November 9, 2012.

Inspired by the film’s blend of glamour and danger, OPI launches Skyfall Collection, featuring twelve limited-edition nail lacquers for Holiday 2012. “OPI is thrilled to work with EON Productions to celebrate 50 years of the style, swagger and mystique associated with Bond 007,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “From metallic and glitter finishes to jewel tones and even a jet black, these lacquers capture the film’s sophisticated and glamorous look.






Casino Royale - plum purple creme. This is a stunning purple that instantly reminded me of OPI No Spain No Gain but Casino Royale is ... The polish has an excellent formula as it applied flawlessly and was almost opaque in one coat. I'm wearing two coats to achieve the full opacity and lovely deep shade. It dried fast and removal was easy.
Lucy's Stash - Casino Royale from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Casino Royale from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Casino Royale from OPI Skyfall Collection



Die Another Day - red shimmer with orange and brown undertones. This is a really interesting shade - not completely red but not brown - just something in between with a hint of gold shimmer. The formula is very good - It applied easily but brushstrokes were slightly visible. Polish has a good pigmentation even in one coat but I've applied two. The second coat helped to sort out the brushstrokes a bit. Also once I applied topcoat, the colour got more vivid and brushstrokes even less visible.
Lucy's Stash - Die Another Day from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Die Another Day from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Die Another Day from OPI Skyfall Collection



Goldeneye - yellow gold foil flakes with a bit of orange flakes. I think this is the polish everyone will be talking about! The gold is simply gorgeous with this expensive an luxurious feel to it. It's a bit sheer in the first coats but when I've applied thicker second coat it was enough for the full opacity. You might want to apply three thinner coats to speed up the drying time. I must say that you'll pay the price for wearing this beautiful gold - the removal is something to be afraid of. Use the foil method or the PVA glue basecoat otherwise you'll end up with gold flakes all over your fingers. They are pretty hard to get rid off :-/
Lucy's Stash - Goldeneye from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Goldeneye from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Goldeneye from OPI Skyfall Collection



Skyfall - deep maroon creme with burgundy undertones. I would rather see this shade in the Fall collection rather than in the Holiday one. It evokes in me warm cosy feelings linked to autumn, falling leaves, chestnuts and hot chocolate. The formula of this polish is excellent! It applied flawlessly and two coats were enough for a full coverage. It dried fast and extra glossy and the removal was easy.
Lucy's Stash - Skyfall from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Skyfall from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Skyfall from OPI Skyfall Collection



The Spy Who Loved Me - bright red jelly-creme with gold flecks. This cool-toned red  is perfect for the Holiday season. The gold shimmer makes it look festive and the half-jelly formula makes it ultra glossy. It applied easily and drying time was average. I'm wearing two coats which were enough for the full opacity. I've encountered a slight problem with removal as the gold flecks tend to stick to my skin.
Lucy's Stash - The Spy Who Loved Me from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Spy Who Loved Me from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Spy Who Loved Me from OPI Skyfall Collection



You Only Live Twice - raspberry and gold glass flecked finish with magenta undertones. I love this shade, my pictures don't do justice to this beautiful polish! It's vivid, vibrant and glossy! It applied really easily and two coats were enough for full opacity.
Lucy's Stash - You Only Live Twice from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - You Only Live Twice from OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - You Only Live Twice from OPI Skyfall Collection


This first part of the Skyfall collection is my favourite, I love the rich red shades and the luxurious gold. The collection offers various finishes like cremes, shimmers and glass flecks. These colours are just great for Holiday! All polishes had an excellent formula that applied easily and dried fast (except The Spy Who Loved Me which dried a bit longer). I've applied one coat of topcoat over all shades to add a bit of gloss.

52 comments:

  1. These colors are gorgeous, especially the gold foil and the red jelly with flecks *-*
    Stunning swatches as always, I'm looking forward to part 2 :)

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  2. Iih! Supernice! I LOVE Goldeneye! I love it a little extra since Luigis (my dog) official kennel name is Golden Eye <3

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  3. A jéje, tak minimálně tři potřebuju, na tvých nehtech jsou neskutečně nádherný!

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    1. Dekuju Dejni. Jako jsou opravdu krasny, jsem moc rada,ze jsem si je koupila.

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  4. This collection is simply gorgeous <3

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  5. gorgeous swatches!!
    I love Casino Royal, Skyfall, and The Spy Who Loved me! The Spy is so beautiful <3
    I can't wait to see your swatches of the 2nd part of the collection!

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  6. Ohhh I like The spy who loved me, and You only live twice!!
    Great colors!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures and stunning nails. I think this post made me drool a bit;)
    Hmm, does You Only Live Twice resemble Meep-Meep-Meep or Let Me Entertain You much? Judging by your pix it seems to belong in the same family

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    1. Thank you Else :) They do look similar and I plan to do a comparison.

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  8. I'm afraid I'll have to get the whole collection. I think it's amazing and I kind of like the movies.

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  9. I can't wait to get my hands on these bad boys! OPI & James Bond together = my dream, haha xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  10. These are beautiful Lucy, I love Casino Royale and I have No Spain No Gain, probably my fave deep purple of all OPI's. Looking Forward to Part 2 - great pics as always:)

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    1. Thank you very much Teresa :) I love this half of the collection too!

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  11. Really impressed by this collection - can't wait to try them out myself! I especially love the reds. The Spy who loved me is gorgeous and reminds me of Dear Santa (which was in the Christmas collection about three years ago)!

    x

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  12. skyfall, you only live twice and casino royale I love those shades and how the look on you

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  13. the gold one et the last two are very very pretty! pretty good collec for OPI!

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  14. Gorgeous colours and swatches! I love Die Another Day and Goldeneye!

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  15. OMG! I NEEEED all of these!! They're amazing! <3

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  16. I was totally planning on passing on this whole collection, but after seeing your swatches I want all of them! Stunning!

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  17. OOh, The Spy Who Loved Me (red jelly with gold flecks) looks like it might be a dupe of my favorite red of all time, Hard Candy Stop, which is impossible to find. I will probably be picking up that one and maybe Goldeneye as well.

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  18. wow wow wow wow!
    I love your swatches and this colors too <3

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  19. Oh my gosh! Gorgeous, and that gold is to die for! This is my first time coming across your blog, and I have to say, I LOVE your nails!! Thank you so much for lovely swatches!

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  20. Oh... wow... *_*
    I love all of these... as always, your nails and swatches are perfect. And I've never been one for gold, but I am IN LOVE with Goldeneye! That shade of warm, rich gold, that intense shimmer, the way they just glow... That is get-up-early, stand-in-line, fight-people-to-get-to-the-display material right there!

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  21. Wow, I need to own Casino Royale! I can't resist a plum creme!!

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  22. Wow, you have the best swatches for this collection. Well done.

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    1. Aww thank you so much! It's probably not true now :D

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  23. Casino Royale and Goldeneye are marvelously beautiful. I believe they could also look good when used together.

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  24. Casino Royale and Goldeneye are awesome. I think they would be great combined in one nail look. Very regal.

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  25. Asi bych si vybrala .) moc hezké swatche!

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  26. I'm like, drooling over this post. I want them all. Especially Skyfall. Holy fack.

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  27. I agree with another poster above, you seriously have the best swatches! I love that first purple. Amazing!! Not sure if you would get alot of them because they are verrrrry similar to other OPI shades.

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  28. Great photos. I popped for Goldeneye 'cause 3 folks have just been gaga over it and I was not seeing it. But knowing this collection is going to be very spacer in retail (not enough production and no new production coming - something about the licensing of the name being given in really limited use to OPI - I decided to get the shades I knew I would want to play with and if Goldeneye ends up a nope for me then I will pass it along. I am loving the orange/red, the red/gold and love, love the magenta/red - that one is the best for me in the whole collection. Also, Casino Royale got my eye balls...I think I loved it soon as I saw it used in the early released OPI shots of the gold flake 18kt topper Man With A Golden Gun.

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  29. goldeneye and you only live twice are, for me, the stars of this collection!
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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  30. Casino Royale and Die Another Day are my favourites from this part of collection :)

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  31. I love You Only Live Twice. Can't wait to wear it! I also like The Spy Who Loved Me.

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  32. Stunning collection, and it looks even more gorgeous on your pictures! I need to know what camera and lens you use to photopraph your nails!

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  33. Thank you so so much everybody for the awesome comments! xoxo

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  34. Hello! I love Die another Day (in fact I love every one of them) but unfortunately it's not available in my country. I was wondering which polish is the closest to it? Danke-Shiny Red and Wocka Wocka seem very close, but since I can't see them in real life I'm not 100% sure. So I'd love if you could help me a bit!
    Thanks!
    (awesome swatches by the way!)

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    1. Hi Charlotte, I have done a OPI red compiron here:http://www.lucysstash.com/2012/10/comparison-of-opi-skyfall-germany.html

      but Die Another Day is not in it. I can tell you it is more into orange and brown, it is not pure red as the other ones.

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    2. Ok, thank you!
      Do you know any other polish from any brand that looks like Die Another Day then? (sorry for bothering you)

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    3. I can think only of OPI I'm not really a waitress or Dear Santa but sorry, I can't think of any dupe

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    4. Alright, Danke-Shiny Red looks lovely anyway, it'll do.
      Thank you very much! :D

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