OPI DS Raw Granites – Pewter and Lapis Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample

OPI has added 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.

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

I was expecting DS Raw Granite to be similar Liquid Sands, but they aren’t as gritty!

DS Lapis


For me, DS Lapis was the star of the two of these polishes.  It takes on different appearances depending on the lighting.  In brighter lighting, the silver particles sparkle more.  In slightly dimmer lighting, the blue particles really come through.  DS Lapis is a deep sapphire blue with a textured matte finish.  I used 2 coats for this photo.



You can tell from the closer photo that the texture is there, but much less raised than in Liquid Sands.

With Top Coat


So gorgeous with top coat!  With Liquid Sands I generally need 2 coats of top coat to smooth everything over.  With Raw Granite, I only needed 1 coat.

Closeup With Top Coat


DS Pewter


DS Pewter is a deep charcoal grey base with small silver micro glitter and slightly larger silver glitters and dry to a matte textured finish.  Once again, even with the slightly bigger glitters, the texture isn’t as strong as in a Liquid Sand.  I used 2 coats for this photo.



With Top Coat


I prefer the look of Pewter with top coat!  Again, I only needed 1 coat of top coat to smooth it all out.

Closeup with Top Coat


Both of these are really pretty and apply well.  If I could only pick one to snag though, Lapis is the must have!

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 andDS 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 ulta.com for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

So what do you think?  Will you be grabbing either of these?


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Victoria August 20, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Any chance of a quick comparison of DS Lapis with Zoya Sunshine? I can’t tell from the very few photos of Lapis I’ve seen if it’s all that different from Sunshine. Which one do you like better?

Jess Scull August 21, 2013 - 3:52 am

Lapis is definitely my favorite!

Allie August 21, 2013 - 4:02 am

Omg I LOVE them!!

Whether or not I can talk my boss into letting me carry them for fall/winter this year, I’ll be ordering one of each as soon as they’re available!

MK August 21, 2013 - 5:26 am


Emily Lacquerologist August 21, 2013 - 5:51 am

Really pretty! I’m interested to see just how “gritty” these are compared to traditional Liquid Sands!

Laura August 21, 2013 - 8:59 am

I am in love with Pewter, it’s gorgeous with and without top coat!

Doria August 21, 2013 - 9:35 am

These are really fun! And thanks for posting with a topcoat as well ;) So pretty!

Beautygnome August 21, 2013 - 9:35 am

Pewter is SO pretty!!

Kelly R August 21, 2013 - 10:11 am

Great swatches. They look great on you!

Shipra August 21, 2013 - 12:17 pm


Jen Sky Walker August 21, 2013 - 7:15 pm

I love Lapis! How pretty!

Leslie August 22, 2013 - 8:19 am

I’m so intrigued by these polishes. Lapis is gorgeous.

Briana @ Nail A College Drop Out August 22, 2013 - 8:33 am

pretty! they do remind of a few zoya pixie dust shades though.


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