Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Review & Swatches - OPI Skyfall Collection

Hi all!

This is the final holiday collection I have to show you! It's OPI's Skyfall Collection, and to celebrate 50 years of James Bond, each polish is named after a different Bond film.

This was also scheduled to be released around the same time as the most recent Bond film, also called Skyfall. I saw Skyfall last week and it was pretty good! It was my first Bond film, but according to my fiancee, it's the best one he's seen.

Anyways, onto the polishes!

Casino Royale is a plum creme. Typical fall colour - a nice addition to someone's collection who doesn't already have a shade like this. The formula was really good and my swatch is two coats.

Die Another Day is a glowy orange-red shimmer. I wasn't expecting much from this one but it's really pretty! And the formula was great to boot. My swatch is two coats.

GoldenEye is a densely packed fine gold glitter. I'm not a big fan of gold polishes on me, but this is a nice one. The formula was easy to work with and three coats is best for full coverage.

Live and Let Die is a super dark green with green and gold microglitter. Very pretty shade for the holiday season. The formula was excellent and it's basically a one-coater, although I did use two to make sure everything was even.

Moonraker is a frosty blue-silver. The formula is awful - streaky, patchy and oddly clumpy and the totally unflattering colour doesn't help anything. Major fail with this one, OPI.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a steel-y blue base with blue, fuchsia and gold microglitter. Really pretty colour that changes depending on the lighting and angle that you look at it. The formula was really good and I found that I got the best coverage with three thin coats.

Skyfall is a rusty brown-red creme. This leans more brown on me than it does red, but I've seen other swatches where it leans more red, so it's really dependent on your skin tone. As the namesake of the collection, I personally would have liked to see something more exciting. The formula was good and my swatch shows two coats.

The Living Daylights is a clear base with silver, bright blue and peachy-copper glitters. I've shown one coat here layered over Die Another Day. The glitter coverage was good, but they did have a tendency to clump together so I had to use the brush to push them around a bit.

The Spy Who Loved Me is a bright red with heavy gold microglitter. Such a pretty holiday colour! The formula was excellent and I've shown two coats.

The World is Not Enough is a grey-brown base with pinkish iridescent shimmer. Really pretty, but it looks much better in person than I was able to capture on camera. The formula was good and I got the best coverage with three thin coats.

Tomorrow Never Dies is a deep blue-based purple with subtle shimmer. It doesn't necessarily scream holiday to me, but it's a nice colour, albeit a little brush stroke-y. The formula was good and I've shown two coats.

You Only Live Twice is a raspberry red glass fleck. Um, LOVE. Definitely my favourite from the whole collection here. The formula was great and I needed two coats for full coverage.

Overall, this is a nice collection with a number of standout shades. My picks are Live and Let Die, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me and You Only Live Twice (which is my absolute top pick).

The OPI Skyfall Collection was released back in October, but you should still be able to find it wherever you get OPI in your area.

Which shade(s) have you picked up from this collection?


  1. I picked up everything but the three reds. I'm a Bond fan and I've got every movie on DVD, so I bought most of them because of their names...

  2. So far I've gotten The Living Daylights, GoldenEye, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The World Is Not Enough, and Tomorrow Never Dies but there are more that I want.

  3. Amazin collection!
    I love gold nail polish !!


  4. I was really underwhelmed by this collection. Although I had to have the purple one :D

  5. I thought I only wanted a couple from this collection, but the more swatches I see, the more I love them all! I could probably do without the reds just because I already have so many.

  6. Beautiful! It's too bad about the duds in this collection - otherwise it's all lovely. I agree with you on Skyfall - I'd have expected something more exciting than that.

  7. I picked up On Her Majesty's Secret Service and GoldenEye back at the beginning of November because I knew those we my must have shades. However I keep looking over swatches and I really want to get The Living Daylights, Live and Let Die and The World Is Not Enough too! I guess this calls for a trip to Ulta. :)

  8. I grabbed the Bondettes set because I NEEDED GoldenEye and The Spy Who Loved Me. I grabbed The Living Daylights separately. All of the other shades to me were ehhh. Love your swatches!

  9. Awesome swatches! GoldenEye is still my favourite, but the others are so pretty too!!!

  10. I love all of these and have a few of them from the collection. When I went to paint my nails with On Her Majesty's Secret Service, it smelled like a skunk! I couldn't for the life of me figure out why my whole room had taken on the sudden aroma of a skunk, but I soon realized it was the polish! That's so unfortunate.


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