Sunday, 6 January 2013

OPI Euro Centrale Swatches and Review

Euro Centrale is OPI's Spring/Summer 2013 collection, inspired by the clash of classic architecture and modern art in four Central European countries - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania . It's got a bunch of cremes, with a few shimmers and a glitter topper thrown in.

I've swatched three of the shades from the collection:

OPI... Eurso Euro is a rich, primary blue creme that's a bit darker than Revlon Royal. Also happily, unlike Royal, it's opaque in 2 coats. This would make a great base for Fantasy Fire. Unfortunately my swatch doesn't do the colour's deep brightness justice! Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to wear it again soon.


Vant to Bite My Neck? is a beautifully rich, vampy medium-purple eggplant creme.It's perfect in two coats.


Polka.com is a glitter topper. It's got pink, blue and purple hexes, as well as purple dust glitter. It's too sparse to be worn on its own, but it looks great over both of the cremes. I've done all the combos of gradient/normal and glossy/matte here.

Over OPI... Eurso Euro:


Over Vant to Bite My Neck?


Overall, I'm very impressed with this collection. The colours go well together, and do that horrible thing where you feel like you need the whole collection, even though none of the shades are particularly unique - it really does remind me of my holiday in the Czech Republic two years ago! The two cremes are beautifully formulated and opaque in two coats, as well as self-levelling, and Polka.com manages to be a bit different despite all the glittermania we've been swamped with lately, but also flattering over many shades. And luckily for us antipodeans, there's a nice mix of shades that work all year round.

OPI Euro Centrale will be available from February 6 at selected salons and David Jones, and from March 1 at Myer. They will retail for $19.95 RRP.



These products were provided for review, which did not affect my opinion. For more information, see Disclosure Policy

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful swatches! I really love Polka.com, like you said it manages to be unique and different which is nice considering how saturated the glitter market is these days.

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    1. Totally agree there, OPI did well with this one :)

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  2. Love them, Polka.com is stunning, cant wait to get my hands on it!

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    1. The colours work really well - can't wait to wear it over some other colours! :)

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    1. OPI did great with this collection :)

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  4. I'm so attracted to this collection!

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    1. Me too! The colours work so well together, even though "a bunch of cremes" would ordinarily sound so boring to me :)

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  5. Love OPI... Eurso Euro and Polka.com. The whole collection looks pretty beautiful.

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    1. The collection works together so well! :)

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  6. Crap I want the whole set! They look so cute together!

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  7. Ahhh decisions decisions...OPI needs to stop releasing such huge collections...I need less options :P

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    1. I agree, I might just settle for whatever's in the mini set then walk the hell away!

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  8. I've wanted the glitter since I saw the press releases last year! Glad that you approve))

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    1. I wasn't expecting to like it so much, given how many freaking glitters I own, but the combo looks so nice :)

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  9. I like Polka.com. I wonder if they are going to put a website up.

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    1. Haha! It would be a strange site for sure...

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