I was going through the crazy pile of unposted swatches and was thinking to myself 'how come I've already shown you all my OPIs?', since I simply didn't remember having any prepared for posting. And then I opened my OPI folder and saw I have a bunch of them! Let's start with this Suede beauty. Russian Navy. I really like it.
You all know the Suedes of O.P.I., I'm sure. It's from their Suede Collection for Fall 2009, where they turned their old shades into suede finish. Quite unsuccessfully, IMHO, since none really resemble the glossy originals, but Suedes are still lovely! I'd love to have a couple more, like You Don't Know Jacques! and Lincoln Park After Dark.
The application of Russian Navy Suede is a bit tricky. You have to be fast and careful with it. Nothing major though. I think the final effect is worth it. I actually prefer it Suede, I don't like it as much with a TC over it. Go figure. Naturally, suedes chip faster, just as mattes do. I don't really care about that, since in average I change my mani every other day or even every day, depends on my mood and they do last that long.
What do you think of Suedes, are you a fan? Do you have any? Or do you prefer the mattes?
Thank you for reading!