Wednesday, 3 October 2012

OPI Skyfall Collection: Part 2 - Review and swatches

Hello lovelies!

I can see you really liked the first part of the OPI Skyfall collection that I've reviewed yesterday. I love those polishes! Today I'll show you the second half of the collection consisting of cool-toned polishes and a multi-coloured glitter.

So here they are:

Lucy's Stash - OPI Skyfall Collection: Part 2



Live And Let Die - blackened green with fine gold and emerald flecks. This is a stunning and quite unique shade with an excellent formula. It applied very easily and it's a one-coater! I'm wearing one thicker coat and it's completely covering my nail, no visible nail line. It also dried fast and the fine flecks did not cause trouble when removing the polish.

Lucy's Stash - Live And Let Die OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Live And Let Die OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Live And Let Die OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Live And Let Die OPI Skyfall Collection



Moonraker - Silver metallic with strong blue undertones. This polish looks bluer in the bottle than on the nail. The formula is a bit awkward - it applied little bit difficult because it has runny formula and it's very streaky. It also showed all imperfection on my nails. Topcoat made the streaks less visible which I found good.

Lucy's Stash - Moonraker OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Moonraker OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Moonraker OPI Skyfall Collection



On Her Majesty's Secret Service - blue foil sparkle with golden green and blue glass flecks. It's an interesting yet not unique shade - it is completely same as Zoya FeiFei. The pigmentation of this polish is little lower but I could get away with two thicker coats. It applied well but I had problem with the smell. Same as with Zoya FeiFei, On Her Majesty's Secret Service stinks like rotten eggs..eugh!

Lucy's Stash - On Her Majesty's Secret Service OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - On Her Majesty's Secret Service OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - On Her Majesty's Secret Service OPI Skyfall Collection



The Living Daylights - bronze, gold, silver and teal hexagonal glitter in a clear base. I guess the glitter is intended to be used as a layering polish as it is really hard to get full opacity. I'm wearing one coat in the pictures. I found it hard to apply in strokes so after the first stroke I started to dab the glitter on the nail and spread it. Glitter does not stick out of the nail so I did not experience any horrible uneven surface. The removal was the same like with all glitters - hard. Use foil method or at least longer soak.

Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights over Skyfall OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The Living Daylights over Skyfall OPI Skyfall Collection



The World Is Not Enough - foil brown with pink, green and copper particles. This shade is leaning towards taupe shade and also metallic finish but I think I'd rather describe it as foil. I needed three coats for the coverage you see in the picture which is making this polish the lowest pigmented of the whole collection. It also dried quite slowly in comparison with other shades. I didn't like the removal either as the particles were sticking to my skin a lot. For me this polish is a fail and it's my least favourite from the collection.

Lucy's Stash - The World Is Not Enough OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The World Is Not Enough OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - The World Is Not Enough OPI Skyfall Collection



Tomorrow Never Dies - ink blue purple shimmer. It's a gorgeous deep blue-based purple that is just impossible to photograph. I needed two thicker coats for the full opacity. It applied easily, dried fast and removal was easy too. I did experience fine brush strokes but they've almost disappeared after applying topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Tomorrow Never Dies OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Tomorrow Never Dies OPI Skyfall Collection
Lucy's Stash - Tomorrow Never Dies OPI Skyfall Collection


So there you have it, the second half of the OPI Skyfall collection. I'm really interested in what you think. I absolutely love the first half of the collection but I am quite disappointed with this second half.

The formulas of the polishes in the second half differed a lot from one-coater Live And Let Die to 3-coater The World Is Not Enough. I quite appreciate the range of different finishes like metallic, foil, glass flecks, shimmer and glitter. I think that if you're fan of these cool-toned colours you will find your favourites. As it is a holiday collection I would expect a green shade going well with the reds.

For me the winner of this collection is definitely Live And Let Die with it's excellent formula and interesting colour and the losers are two - The World Is Not Enough for its low pigmentation and shade I'm not fan of and On Her Majesty's Secret Service for its horrible smell and for being a dupe of Zoya FeiFei.


And here are all the beauties all together:

Lucy's Stash - OPI Skyfall Collection

32 comments:

  1. Great picturs!! I love Live And Let Die!
    and wow, you managed to take very accurate pictures of Tomorrow Never Dies!!

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  2. I'm completely on board with Tomorrow Never Dies (that purple just glows!) and Live and Let Die. I hate Moonraker!!! So streaky and boring as hell. I won't bother with the glitter because I don't do dabbing unless it looks amazing - it's just plain hex so why bother?!

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  3. Ok seriously this collection is amazing! I pretty much love every shade and after these swatch I want all of them :P

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  4. I need 'Tomorrow Never Dies'! ♥ *-*

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  5. You have a wonderful nails!!

    http://todoslosesmaltessonpocos.blogspot.com.es

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  6. I need most of these, simply because I love James Bond, lol. But I definitely love the 99% of these colors. I'll probably pass on Moonraker.

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  7. I'm debating whether or not to buy the whole collection. I really love every colour with the exception of Moonraker, and I don't have FeiFei, so that's not an issue. I love Live and Let Die, and I really loved the first half of the collection even though I'm not normally a red person. I just started collecting polish recently, so I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on when you should/should not buy a collection in its entirety.

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    1. I would buy the whole collection only if I like the colours and know I will wear them. Sometimes I have the urge just so I can review it on here but it needs to be with cheaper polishes. This was an exception :)

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  8. your pics are amazing! Just "congrats " to OPI for this collec!

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  9. from part two I liked live and let die

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  10. Amazing photos! I love this collection it goes so well with this time of year!

    Jazz x

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  11. Hi Lucy!!
    It's the first time I came to your blog!
    What lovely nails you have! They are gorgeous!! :)

    The new OPI collection is amazing, it was great color's.

    I'm following you. I invite you to visit my blog as well.

    seferys.blogspot.com

    Kiss.

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  12. I'm so excited to get my hands on these!! :) xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  13. I agree, the first half of the collection is much better! Thanks for the pictures! :D

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  14. Gorgeous swatches Lucy!! Loved them!!! :D

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  15. Lets just say your swatches & nails are amazing. But I seriously expect more from OPIs holiday collection, I love Tomorrow Never Dies... but the brush strokes you talked about in your review kinda killed that lemming, I will have to see it IRL... Maybe my urge to own all things purple will earn Tomorrow Never Dies a spot in my helmer. And YEP! another Zoya/ OPI dupe... wow.

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    1. At least your wallet won't suffer :)

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  16. Live and Let Die and Tomorrow Never Dies are gorgeous (hmm, I seem to like death-themed polishes, weird)! But yeah, the rest of this half is a bit meh.

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  17. Not a fan of this side of the collection but for the burple one - Tomorrow Never Dies. I like a # of them on the warm side of the collection - but these just are not stands out at all for me. I would never wear the streaky Moonraker - looks way too frosty for me. I wanted to like Live and Let Die but the green/gold in it just is buried unless you are in amazing lighting - it just goes blacked something in almost every normal lighting. The glitter one here is just ick...but then I am not a huge glitter fan.

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  18. Beautiful swatches!!! I am with you regarding the collection though. I like the first part way better than the second. And while I have too many polishes is my stash to seriously consider any of them, I am sure there are many Opi fans out there who gladly will snatch the one or the other. Not to mention all these who have no access to Zoya's FeiFei. Thanks for sharing with us

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  19. WOW...beautiful swatches...got to have the first half of the collection for sure plus Tomorrow Never Dies from part 2...I'll be thinking on the others. Thanks for always doing such a bang-up job on your swatches, they are very much appreciated:)

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  20. Tomorrow Never Dies is absolutely beautiful and my favourite from entire collection - I have just added it to my wishlist!

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  21. Do you own a england Avalon? Would Tomorrow Never Dies be an Avalon look-alike?

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    1. Unfortunately I don't so I can't compare :(

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  22. Thank you so much everybody for your comments and so sorry for the late replies! xx

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