OPI Soft Shades 2015 Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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I have another new OPI collection to show you today!  Over the weekend I showed you the OPI Brights Collection and today we’re going the other direction with the OPI Soft Shades 2015.

Every year for several years now OPI releases a Soft Shades collection and it’s generally a very nice palette cleanser collection.  This one is no different.

Act Your Beige!

Act Your Beige

Act Your Beige! is an incredibly pale pinky beige jelly.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.  Application was a little patchy and after 3 coats there were still some patches.

Act Your Beige side

Act Your Beige CU

Act Your Beige macro

Put It In Neutral

Put It In Neutral

Put It In Neutral is a pink toned sheer nude.  I used 3 coats for these photos.

Put It In Neutral side

Put It In Neutral CU

Put It In Neutral macro

Chiffon My Mind

Chiffon My Mind

I was happy to see this shade in the OPI Soft Shades collection this year.  This is a sheer white with subtle pink and blue shimmer throughout.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Chiffon My Mind side

Chiffon My Mind CU

Chiffon My Mind macro

The Silver’s Mine!

This Silvers Mine

The Silver’s Mine! is a lighter silver frost shade.  I applied this 4 times hoping for less streaks and it was a no go.  This was actually my best shot.  While I love OPI, this was a dud for me completely.

Shown is 2 coats.

This Silvers Mine side

This Silvers Mine CU

This Silvers Mine macro

Make Light Of The Situation

Make Light Of The SItuation

Make Light Of The Situation is an iridescent glitter and shimmer top coat in a sheer pearly base.  I used 1 coat over OPI Act Your Beige! and I love this pair up.

Make Light Of The SItuation side

Make Light Of The SItuation CU

Make Light Of The SItuation macro

Petal Soft

Petal Soft

Petal Soft is another glitter top coat in the collection.  This is a clear base with matte white hex glitters and larger flowers as well as baby pink hex glitters.  I used 1 coat of Petal Soft over Chiffon My Mind which I found to be another pretty combo.

I did have to fish a little for flowers.  It didn’t take long, but just a heads up that you may need to do the same.

Petal Soft side

Petal Soft CU

Petal Soft macro


Pretty much every shade in this collection are fitting for the OPI Soft Shades collection.  Was I overly impressed?  Not really.  Are they pretty?  For the most part, yes.  This Silver’s Mind! could have been left out though.

My top picks are Petal Soft, Chiffon My Mind and Make Light Of The Situation.

Price: $9.50 Each

Where To Buy: ULTA, ULTA.com and select professional salons

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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.

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Rio February 23, 2015 - 10:42 am

Awww, I love Petal Soft! *o* Definitely must have!

Jessica February 23, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Chiffon My Mind is my favorite, very dreamy!

Vic February 23, 2015 - 1:37 pm

You have no idea how excited these swatches make me! Yes, I know, I have half a helmer drawer full of soft pinks like those but I still want them!

Jenny Gilmore February 23, 2015 - 2:17 pm

I’m really digging your three favorites as well! <3

Marisa - Hey, Darling Polish February 23, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Ohh, these seem really pretty! They’d be lovely with some floral nail art on top!

Nicole C February 23, 2015 - 5:48 pm

I really like Chiffon My Mind! This would be a good wedding collection.

Ameerah@ValiantlyVarnished February 23, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Act Your Beige and Petal Soft are my faves!

Jennifer Channell Starnes February 23, 2015 - 8:59 pm

I’m not a fan of any of these BUT if I had to pick one I would choose Put It In Neutral just because you make it look so good.

Katherine February 23, 2015 - 9:35 pm

These are all really pretty and exactly the types of polishes I’m drawn to. Act Your Beige! is my fav. Also those flower glitters seem outside the box for OPI, I’m impressed! I also feel the silver could have been left out, but I think that’s because in overwhelmed with the sheer amount of silver polishes OPI has put out in the past while.

Petra February 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm

I like this collection a lot! I have swatched Act Your Beige! and Make Light.. recently and I think Act Your Beige! is very pretty even if it’s so sheer. I used 4 coats.

Deborah February 24, 2015 - 9:01 am

Ooooh, Petal Soft is really pretty, but I don’t mind you need to fish for the flowers – they can stay right in the bottle :D. These sheers look good on you!

Roselynn February 24, 2015 - 10:23 am

I had no idea OPI was even releasing this collection, haven’t seen much about it at all. I am really liking the soft delicate shades, beautiful swatches too.

Simona February 24, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Frosts should be illegal!
I really like the first two though!

Lothwen February 24, 2015 - 2:47 pm

The colours are lovely, I especially like Petal Soft, it’s pretty!

Katie Rae Nystuen February 24, 2015 - 8:10 pm

I love all the soft shades but Im not a fan of all the VNL or Brushstrokes that these have.

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