Today, I'll be sharing with you my thoughts on the OPI Brazil Collection, after sampling all of the colors — it was a hard job, but somebody had to do it! In typical OPI fashion, all of the colors were named after certain aspects of Brazil and Brazilian culture that inspired the fun colors.
Here is what the full collection looks like:
Below are short reviews of each of the colors — and close ups of each lacquer.
Next Stop: The Bikini Zone
This color was a shiny and sparkly purple-hued tone. It applied really smoothly, and there is a lot of variation with it. For example, one coat can be used over another color to provide a glittery top coat, or you can just apply two coats on its own, like I did here.
Don't Bossa Nova Me Around
An off-white, cream colored neutral, this shade was definitely one of my favorites. Before reviewing these polishes, my favorite neutral was Farah from Zoya, but this is now a close second!
Another great neutral, this beautiful shade of taupe was awesome. It applied the smoothest of all of the colors I tried, and I really enjoyed it!
I Sao Paolo Over There
I had a hard time describing this shade. Overall, I'd say it's a gray toned color that is similar to, but a bit darker than, Taupe-less Beach. I also really liked this one too. I don't think that I would wear this color as much as some of the others, but it is definitely office and internship appropriate.
OPI Scores a Goal!
This was more of a maroon shade. It's also pretty professional, since it's not a fire engine red. FYI: it did take two coats to become opaque, so be mindful of that!
This dark teal is certainly a color I'll be sporting once my summer tan comes in! It's both fun and edgy!
I Just Can't Cope-Acabana
This yellow was extremely bright, and took two thicker coats to become opaque. It will also look good with a nice tan, but not for a summer internship!
Where Did Suzie's Man-go?
Although I enjoyed the clever name, this was my least favorite color in the set. I thought it wasn't very flattering, and it's not visually appealing either. I don't know when I would ever wear it, or what outfits to pair it with. If it's more your style, use two coats, since when I applied one it was still sheer.
Toucan Do It If You Try
This color looked like a light coral in the bottle, but was a lot more orange once I applied it. I thought it was a bold, bright color that seemed pretty authentic to Brazil.
Kiss Me, I'm Brazilian
This was the best stereotypical Barbie pink ever. I absolutely loved every part of this color. It's flirty, girly, and super cute. It also requires two coats to be opaque (like most in this collection).
Live. Love. Carnaval.
This color was very similar to Toucan Do It If You Try, but it was a little less orange. It applied well, plus it was bright and cheerful.
Red Hot Rio
No collection is complete without a classic red. This required two coats as well.
Overall, I would rate this whole collection a 7 out of 10. I definitely preferred the neutral colors over the bright colors, but all of them applied pretty smoothly. My top recommendations are Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, and Taupe-less Beach.
Which colors are your favorite? Have you tried the OPI Brazil Collection yet? Sound off in the comments!