OPI has chosen Germany as the country for this year's regional-themed fall collection. Hmm... Ich könnte versuchen diese auf Deutsch schreiben... But I would probably butcher it with my horrible grammar. Anyway, here's the lovely OPI Fall 2012 Germany Collection, with twelve colors as always.
OPI Berlin There, Done That. A purple-tinged grey creme. It's pretty light and the purple is subtle.
OPI Danke-Shiny Red. A super shiny metallic red with a silly name. It's so metallic and luminous that it's hard to capture the true color because it glows too much. It's a cooler toned red, medium bordering dark, with a smooth, shiny, almost chrome-like metallic finish. Think Zoya Elisa, just cooler and darker.
OPI Deutsche You Want Me Baby. Absolute fall perfection in a bottle. This is a rich, rusty orange with a shimmer finish that's almost as metallic as Danke-Shiny Red. It has that look where it's a little darker around the edges and lighter in the center, and you know how much I love that. This is just such a perfect fall/harvest/thanksgiving type of color. I adore it.
OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons. Neutral pale beige creme. Soft-looking finish. Actually looks pretty good on me despite being such a plain color.
OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me. A really weird mix of dijon mustard yellow and spring green with subtle hidden shimmer. Like a lighter, dirtier, more faded version of Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi, or maybe even a lighter, less shimmery China Glaze Trendsetter. Very unusual.
OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest. Another amazing one. This is a vivid purple base with red, purple and gold shimmer. It's dark and vampy but at the same time colorful. Like a blackened version of Max Factor Fantasy Fire or Urban Decay Toxin, but without the green duochrome. I want you to see how pretty the purple base is, so I took a picture of this at one coat:
OPI German-icure by OPI. A dark, vampy, brown-tinged shimmery red. Looks velvety and shiny, not too dark, not too bright, ever so slightly metallic-shiny and even has a subtle gold shift to it. I always love these types of colors, and this one reminds me a tiny bit of La Boheme!
OPI My Very First Knockwurst. Pale putty pink creme. Little bit of grey or beige in it so it's not a clean pink.
OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!. Dark green-tinted grey creme. Dries quite a bit darker than bottle color.
OPI Schnapps Out Of It!. OPI calls this color mauve, but I'm not seeing it mauve. I'm not actually sure how I would describe this color. Warm... rosy... earthy, like terracotta but more pink. Orangey-pink-brown? And with hidden silver shimmer.
OPI Suzi and the 7 Düsseldorfs. A red-toned purple shimmer. Lighter than Zoya Suri, redder than OPI Purple with a Purpose, and a more sheer, less frosty-metallic texture. Not as dark in real life as it looks here.
OPI Unfor-Greta-bly Blue. Medium dirty blue frosty shimmer that leans ever so slightly teal.
The formula on these was excellent. Perfectly smooth and even and with flawless brushes. Some of the shades were thinner than others, but none of them gave me any trouble. Most only needed two coats for full opacity, but I did three of all. Suzi and the 7 Düsseldorfs and Unfor-Greta-bly Blue look best with three coats. Dry time is very fast.
Pretty decent fall collection. The vampy shimmers are incredible and that glowing Autumn orange is perfect. Perfect! But then again, I really have a thing for orange and anything that reminds me of fall. The nudes/taupes/beiges are nice, but I could take them or leave them. I don't particularly care for Unfor-Greta-bly Blue (too plain) or Schnapps Out Of It! (too 1980s leftover nail polish), but the rest are good. And good formula.
My top picks are Deutsche You Want Me Baby, Every Month is Oktoberfest and German-icure by OPI. All three are gorgeous and definitely worth a look.
Germany by OPI will be available August 8, 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.
EDIT: OPI has confirmed that Every Month is Oktoberfest is indeed the purple and German-icure by OPI is the red.
(This was sent for review.)