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Review: OPI ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Collection

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Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' CollectionOPI has released a brand new collection to celebrate the highly-anticipated theatrical release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” (starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson), based on the racy best-selling novel by E.L. James. When I first heard about the release, I expected every single polish to be a shade of gray because of obvious reasons, however, the OPI team made sure to include nice pop of color in there to honor the third star of the film — The Red Room.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the silver screen this Valentine’s Day weekend so–after you check out my review of OPI’s latest and pick up a bottle (or six) for yourself, make sure you stop by your nearest theater to take in Mr. Grey in all his suited glory.


Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' CollectionSHINE FOR ME
Shine For Me — A silver with blue micro glitter combination is the lone polish filled with glitter in the collection. While the formula allows for you to wear it alone, I think it requires too many coats and would probably work best as a topper. I used three coats for coverage, but could have probably used a fourth.

Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' CollectionMY SILK TIE
My Silk Tie — This smooth, silky silver shimmer is a nod to Mr. Grey’s tie, a focal point of the movie poster and the best-selling novel cover art. The color is light with a bit of a pretty metallic tone. As for the formula, it was pretty ‘meh’ because the brushstrokes are obvious. I used three coats for coverage.

Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' CollectionROMANTICALLY INVOLVED
Romantically Involved — The nice warm red creme provides the pop of color in the collection. It’s classic, bold and clearly inspired by the famous red room from the book/film, but while I understand the comnnection to the film–it’s not the seller of the collection, despite how pretty it is. I mean, OPI never disappoints with red. The formula is solid; I used two coats just to be sure, but you could get away with one.

Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' CollectionCEMENT THE DEAL
Cement the Deal — This softer shade is a light blue-toned gray creme. The formula was okay; I had a tiny bit of streaks but nothing that couldn’t be smoothed out easily. I used three thin coats for coverage.

Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' CollectionEMBRACE THE GRAY
Embrace the Gray — This is a smooth slate gray creme. I wouldn’t say it’s boring, but it’s not a shade I found all that thrilling. If you’ve been looking for a color like this, you’ll be pleased because the formula was easy to apply; I, once again, used three thin coats.

Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' CollectionDARK SIDE OF THE MOOD
Dark Side of the Mood — This dark charcoal gray almost appears navy in certain lighting and it also has a super subtle shimmer. I absolutely love this gorgeous color! The formula was great too; I got complete smooth coverage with two coats.

VERDICT: Overall, this is a gloomy kind of collection. I mean, I get it, I know what the title of the movie is and I expected the entire collection to be various shades of gray, however, I still hoped for more of a variety in formulas. It would have been nice to see a glittering grey to pair with a creme, a shimmery red or even a deep mahogany. All of the colors included were very pretty, but my ‘must haves’ would be Romantically Involved, because it’s a great classic red, and Dark Side of the Mood–because I’m a sucker for a good charcoal. I recommend adding those to your polish collection.

Review: OPI 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Collection



Each nail lacquer shade features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Fifty Shades of Grey collection is available now for alimited time, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands,, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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