Wednesday, August 28, 2013

OPI Designer Series Lacquers - DS Raw Granite Swatches and Review

I have the most magnificent polishes to share today! I mean these are "WOW" inspiring glitters!  

 This fall, OPI adds DS Raw Granite, two new granite-inspired hues – DS Pewter and DS Lapis – to the Designer Series by OPI collection. Featuring a matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections, each Designer Series Raw Granite lacquer formula offers subtle sheen with a sparkle finish.
DS Pewter, a matte textured metallic with deep silver ore, will launch simultaneously with DS Lapis, a deep sapphire blue with a textured matte finish.  Designer Series by OPI offers a mosaic of 11 glistening shades and a high-shine top coat, including these two new stunning hues. DS Pewter and DS Lapis can be used without DS Top Coat to achieve an alternate matte look.
            “Diamond-dust gives nails the perfect touch of glamour and can instantly transform any look.   These two new shades are inspired by raw granite – the diamond’s edgy cousin – and we’re excited to broaden the range of color in the Designer Series line,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “These lacquers incorporate rich pigments with brilliant shine, to create a bold yet elegant statement. DS Pewter and DS Lapis are the ideal high-fashion, festive accessory.”

I applied two coats of DS Pewter.  This polish was a tad thicker than I like, but the glitters are chunky which adds to the thickness.  The first set of photos are without a top coat.

I added my top coat and the sparkle was out of this world!

I applied two coats of DS Lapis, one of the most beautiful blues I have ever seen!  I didn't notice while I was applying the polish, but it applied/dried a bit lumpy.  I wasn't that surprised when I saw this in the pictures because the polish is not far off from a Liquid Sand texture.  First set is without a top coat.

I added the top coat and things went crazy!  Again, the most beautiful blue I have ever seen!

I own a few of the DS lacquers but none of them compare to these two!  These two are completely drool worthy and if you don't own them you NEED to add them to your collection!  

Designer Series by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.  DS Raw Granite lacquers should be worn without top coat for a matte finish.  DS Pewter and DS Lapis will be available beginning September 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 

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  1. These are both stunning, great swatches :-)

  2. I was wondering if these were like a designer series sand. That blue is really vibrant!

  3. YAYYYY! This is the first DS release in a LONG time that I am SO SO SO excited about (even causing me to capslock, here!)

  4. Aren't they something?? They're just one of those rare polishes you have to see in person to understand the awesome.

  5. I am loving that Lupis colour. It is awesome!


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