OPI Sheer Tints Swatches, Review and A Little Nail Art

by Lisa Heath

When I first heard about OPI Sheer Tints I was incredibly curious about them!  I finally got my hands on them, so I’m going to show you them on their own and then in some attempted nail art.

Lets take a look at the colors on their own

I’m Never Amberrassed

I'm Never Amberrassed

I’m going to kick this off with the one I feel shouldn’t be worn on it’s own.  I’m Never Amberrassed is a sheer amber tint.  You can pretty much see that it is sheer and glossy, but it looks like I have serious nail staining.  I will show it to you over white later in the post though.  This is 2 coats on its own.

I'm Never Amberrassed CU

Be Magentale With Me

Be Magntale With Me

Be Magentale With Me is a sheer wash of magenta.  I used 2 coats on its own.  This would make a decent base for a classic french manicure.

Be Magntale With Me CU

Don’t Violet Me Down

Don't Violet Me Down

Don’t Violet Me Down is a violet sheer tint.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Don't Violet Me Down CU

I Can Teal You Like Me

I Can Teal You Like Me

I Can Teal You Like Me is a teal blue sheer tint.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

I Can Teal You Like Me CU

Over White

Over White

Here are all 4 shades over white.  These can be used over a variety of base colors to tint the base.  I used 2 coats of each Sheer Tint over OPI Alpine Snow.

Watercolor Nail Art

Sheer Tints

I attempted some nail art.  This is kind of a watercolor mix of the sheers over OPI Alpine Snow.  I used randomly added swipes of each sheer tint color over Alpine Snow.

Sheer Tints 2


I definitely like these over white.  There are different possibilities on how to use them (I did watercolor look because my nail art is very limited).  They are glossy on their own and dry within about 6-8 minutes.  The consistency was similar to a fast dry top coat once you get to close to the middle of the bottle.  It was a little stringy – but still workable.  I was a little scared when I saw them on their own, but layered they are decent.  They are incredibly glossy on their own and don’t require a glossy top coat.

Price: $9.00

Where To Buy: You can find Sheer Tints at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and Amazon

Release Date:  March 2014

So what do you think?  Are Sheer Tints for you?

Make sure you check out the OPI section of my Swatch Gallery  I have tons of gorgeous OPI’s in the gallery to check out ;)


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Cyndi kiser March 7, 2014 - 11:01 pm

I LOVE the watercolor look. Definitely don’t like them on their own. Not sure yet if I’ll spring for them:)

Claudia March 7, 2014 - 11:16 pm

I actually like the purple one, “Don’t violet me down” on its own! They others look better over white. D wear that one on its own though :)

Dee rose March 8, 2014 - 12:22 am

Not crazy about these at all but do love your watercolor mani :)

Phyrra March 8, 2014 - 9:31 am

OMG I love the watercolor you did. The sheers on their own are meh to me, but as nail art or over white they’re nice.

Eugenia March 8, 2014 - 10:56 am

These are so neat! I need to get some!

Kelly March 8, 2014 - 11:07 am

These are interesting. Not sure I’d purchase them for myself, but they do look great with the nail art look you did :)

Emily Lacquerologist March 8, 2014 - 11:46 am

Very pretty! I’m still waiting on mine to arrive, but when they do, I was definitely planning doing some watercolor-themed nail art! :D

Lou March 8, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Gosh, I really love your watercolour mani, but I really don’t think these are for me. I’m not a great one for layering polish. Great swatches however, you can really see how sheer they are

Tina March 8, 2014 - 1:07 pm

I love this look definitely need to post it on Opi’s wall. I went from hating the sheers to loving them with this photo of the watercolor

Nidia March 8, 2014 - 7:54 pm

The watercolor is the best way to use these, I think! Great idea, beautiful nail art!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir March 8, 2014 - 8:12 pm

These are GORGEOUS when used over the white!

Betzy Carmona March 8, 2014 - 10:36 pm

I like Be Magentable With Me

Anastasia March 9, 2014 - 6:14 am

Love the watercolor look, I bet it’s how these tints were intended to be used :)

Jess Scull March 9, 2014 - 8:26 am

These are very interesting & I am obsessed with your watercolor mani you did! I’m going to try that when I get mine in if you don’t mind! :)

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Megan March 17, 2014 - 1:48 pm

I don’t think that I have a favorite collection, but my favorite color by OPI is Suzi Loves Cowboys :)
And the nail art you did in this post is amazing!!

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