OPI has just released their fall/winter collection for 2018! The OPI Peru collection. I’ve swatched all the nail polishes from the Infinite Shine range so just keep scrolling to read my review.
What I love about this collection is that all polishes are cremes! I find creme polishes to be more wearable than shimmers and glitters, at least for everyday wear. There is also a good mix between lighter and darker shades which makes it a nice collection for transitioning into fall. Although, personally I think some of the shades are more suitable for summer than for fall and winter.
I Love You Just Be-Cusco is the perfect middle shade of red. It will most likely be a favorite this fall, and maybe even for Christmas. The formula is great, two coats for full coverage.
Seven Wonders of OPI is a light lilac shade with hints of pink. It covers in two coats and is not streaky. Even though it is a beautiful shade, I would rather wear it in the middle of the summer than in the fall.
Alpaca My Bags is one of my faves in the OPI Peru collection. It’s a dusky blue shade – perfect for fall. I applied two coats for full coverage.
Como se Llama? This nail polish screams fall to me. Unfortunately it hasn’t the best formula. It is very thin and after two coats it was still streaky. To get full coverage I applied three coats. This polish also stained my nails a bit so be sure to wear a base coat underneath this one.
Machu Peach-u is a dusky light pink shade which could have been a favorite if the formula was a bit better. This polish was quite difficult to apply evenly and it required three coats for full coverage. However, if you don’t mind applying an extra coat, this shade is beautiful!
Grandma Kissed a Gaucho is one of the brighter shades in this collection. Personally, I very rarely wear purple, but I can definitely see the connection to Peru in this nail polish. It reminds me of the lovely, bright traditional clothing from Peru. The formula of this polish is very thin so I had to apply three coats for full coverage.
My Solar Clock is Ticking is quite a unique shade. OPI describes it as a burnt red, and I think that’s spot on. The formula is great! You could get away with only one coat, but in this swatch I applied a second coat just to be sure it was completely full coverage.
Suzi Will Quechua Later! A bright pink shade that I think we all have seen before. Again, I would probably wear this kind of nail polish more in the summer than in the fall and winter. Even though it is a beautiful shade, I would rather have seen some darker pinks in this collection. For full coverage I applied two coats.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mountains is one of my favorites in the OPI Peru collection! It is a gorgeous dusky pink / nude shade that I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of this fall. Two coats is enough for full coverage and it doesn’t get streaky.
Yes My Condor Can-Do! Yes, now we’re talking fall! You wouldn’t believe how excited I get for fall when I see this nail polish. If you don’t mind wearing darker shades, this is a must have from this collection! It’s a super deep plum shade that despite it’s thin formula covers well in two coats.
Don’t Toot My Flute is one of the lighter shades that I’m actually happy about making it into this collection. Lilac has been trending this summer and hopefully we’ll continue to see it during the fall. For full coverage I applied two coats and it wasn’t streaky at all.
Lima Tell You About This color! Once again, a classic summer shade that I gladly had swapped for a darker shade. For full coverage I applied two coats.
To sum it up there are some hits but also some misses in the OPI Peru collection. I LOVE the deep plum shade Yes My Condor Can-Do! and I really like the dusky blue Alpaca My Bags. However, I don’t think the brighter pinks are that interesting. I definitely see the connection to Peru in these shades but I would have preferred them in a summer collection. In my opinion, there are some shades missing that I would have appreciated in a fall/winter collection. For example, what about a mustard yellow or a mossy, dark green?
Tell me what you think of this collection in the comments!