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Polishes - OPI - Yokohama Collection- Vintage Violet

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rated 3.0(2 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.0
  • 0% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 5.0
  • Price: $$$$

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rated 3 of 5 on 3/30/2009 10:10:00 PM More reviews by StarbrightSparkles

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

It is a very nice shade of purple but it just isn't something that I would wear a lot so it gets a 3.

Vintage Violet was nice to apply, it wasn't runny as some of the Yokohamas are. It went on smoothly. It applies a little streaky but completely opaque in two coats.

Vintage Violet is a very frosty lavender shade, almost heading into the chrome catergory.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 12/8/2007 5:22:00 PM More reviews by wombat

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

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This is from the Yokohama Collection, which is an Asian exclusive collection from OPI. I understand you can purchase them in Australia/ Japan/ Hong Kong and Taiwan and probably most other Asian countries. I marked price as 5 since it's very expensive in Australia (RRP for 20AUD which is 15~17USD depending on exchange rate).

The color is a muted silver frosty pearl with a tinge of lilac, almost greyed down, but does not make the color look dirty. It is still a crisp color. It's probably duplicated in other brands in terms of the color base. I find the color a bit disappointing and in my opinion, this is one color from Yokohama collection that most people can definitely skip. It's not very unique, and it's quite frosty (though two coats can get rid of streaky marks easily). It's not shimmery, just a pearly frost finish. If you want a frosty pearl color, I'd recommend OPI Tutti Fruitti Tonga instead (though it's not a lilac base, but more pink ivory).

My picture's a pretty accurate swatch of the color, it's pigmented enough to be opaque in two coats. The consistency and finish is inferior to usual OPI quality, it is NOT a pro-wide brush bottle, and the consistency is rather not very smooth. (not all the Yokohama collection is equipped with pro-wide brushes). I had minor trouble with trying to get it to go on smoothly and no bubbles.
2 coats, indoor flash. Minor tipwear since this photo was taken on day two of mani. Topcoat was Essie.


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