Tuesday, October 1, 2013

OPI DS Lapis and DS Pewter

OPI has recently added two new colors to their Designer Series line, and I was fortunate to get bottles from them for review. OPI is calling these new colors Raw Granite, saying in the press release that these "granite-inspired hues" have "a matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections".



DS Lapis is a dark blue with silver "mineral-like reflections". Here's what it looks like at two coats, no topcoat:





This dried to a texture that was not quite as bumpy as the recent Liquid Sands.

With topcoat added, the silver in DS Lapis pops more.





DS Pewter is a deep charcoal grey with silver glitter. Unlike DS Lapis, which had only small glitter pieces, DS Pewter has some larger hexes in the mix. Here's two coats, no topcoat:





After topcoat, the base in DS Pewter looks pretty nearly black, bringing the silver glitter to the forefront.





I like both of these better with topcoat than without. I don't know that I like them well enough to pay a premium for them, though. Back in the day when OPI DS meant super gorgeous holos, paying the upcharge seemed okay. Now that the DS polishes aren't all that different than regular OPI colors, I'm less inclined to grab them. Sometimes I find outlets that don't know or don't care that they're supposed to be marked at $12.50 instead of $9.00, though, so if I do come across these in one of those situations, I might pick them up, as I do love me some glitter, and these are some sophisticated ones.

The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.

15 comments:

  1. I like them but they don't seem unique. I don't know how close it is but the blue one reminds me of Zoya Sunshine with a darker background color. I wouldn't kick them out of my stash but I wouldn't pay $12.50 for them either.

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  2. honestly, i don't know if they look better without or with top coat, they're both gorgeous *.*

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  3. I only like them with the top coat too. I am kind of disappointed in these?

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  4. Definitely like them much much better without the topcoat.

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  5. I really like them too - but mostly with the topcoat :)

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  6. They are beautiful with and without TC, but i prefer them with LOL

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  7. Lapis looks great, but I agree with you about their price. New DS are not that different from regular polishes, I don't see anything unique here to justify their extra price (here you can find them 20€ a bottle!).

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  8. I am not impressed by those. Lapis is nice, but not extraordinary at all. And I don't really see Lapis Lazuli when I look at it, but rather a blue starry sky. The other one I just completely dislike, those big chunky glitters disturb me...

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  9. I like both of them :-) I like DS Lapis without and with top coat :-)

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  10. I like the look of them both :D

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