OPI Spring 2016 Soft Shades Collection

by Lisa Heath
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OPI Spring 2016 Soft Shades Collection

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Spring 2016 Soft Shades Collection

Tonight I have the OPI Spring 2016 Soft Shades collection to share with you! In the past, the OPI Soft Shades usually consisted of an assortment of baby pinks, sheer nudes and pearly glitter toppers, but they stepped away from that for Spring 2016!

OPI Soft Shades 2016 Named Collage

This time around we have soft pastels that make up the collection, and I actually like the change. We still get the softer shades OPI goes for with these collections, but with more wearable colors that I personally really love!

Let’s take a look!

OPI – I Am What I Amethyst

I Am What I Amethyst

OPI I Am What I Amethyst is a light lilac pastel creme. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I Am What I Amethyst Macro

I Am What I Amethyst Up

OPI – It’s A Boy!

It's A Boy

Probably my favorite of this OPI Spring 2016 Soft Shades collection – OPI It’s A Boy! is a pastel baby blue creme. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

It's A Boy Macro

It's A Boy Up

OPI – Stop I’m Blushing!

Stop I'm Blushing

OPI – Stop I’m Blushing! is a warm pastel peach creme. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Stop I'm Blushing Macro

Stop I'm Blushing Up

OPI – One Chic Chick

One Chic Chick

OPI One Chic Chick is a soft pastel yellow. It’s a touch lighter in person than my photos show, for some reason my camera always wants to punch up shades like yellow. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

One Chic Chick Macro

One Chic Chick Up

OPI – This Cost Me A Mint

This Cost Me A Mint

OPI This Cost Me A Mint is a soft pistachio green creme. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This Cost Me A Mint Macro

This Cost Me A Mint Up

OPI – It’s In The Clouds

It's In The Cloud

OPI It’s In The Clouds is a soft, slightly off white creme. It isn’t a pure, stark white, so it’s a bit easier on the eyes when wearing, which I prefer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

It's In The Cloud Macro

It's In The Cloud Up

OPI Spring 2016 Soft Shades Collection Overview

OPI Spring 2016 Soft Shades Collection Overview

I really like this set of colors. Original? Not really. But I love that OPI didn’t push more baby pink crellies and nudes at us for a Soft Shades collection this year. They do have a pastel formula though, so I found I did need 3 thin coats to get full opacity without any streaks. I found with 3 thin coats, I got good coverage and smooth application.

My top picks from this collection are It’s In The Clouds, I Am What I Amethyst and It’s A Boy!

OPI will also be offering 2 mini packs of this collection at some retailers which include:

Pastel power also comes in small packages. A special, giftable Mini-Pack features diminutive servings of It’sin the Cloud, This Cost Me a Mint, Stop it I’m Blushing! and It’s a Boy!  Or give your manicure the sparkle treatment with the Trio Pack, which features One Chic Chick, Stop it I’m Blushing! and It’s a Boy!, along with real Swarovski crystals in coordinating pastel colors

Soft Shades by OPI nail lacquers retail for $10.00 ($12.50 CAN) each, while sets range from $14.50 – $24.95($17.95 – 31.95 CAN) at Professional Salons, as well as Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s,Regis, ULTA and ulta.com. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only.   For more information, please visit OPI.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and go to Facebook to become a fan.

So what are your thoughts on the OPI Spring 2016 Soft Shades? Do you wish they stuck to traditional Soft Shades like they have done in the past? Or are you happy to see some color brought into the series? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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16 comments

Never Say Die Beauty March 28, 2016 - 7:44 pm

I adore these muted pastels. They are shades I never tire of.

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Phyrra March 28, 2016 - 8:37 pm

Great swatches! I don’t wear pastels, but they look great on you.

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Erika March 28, 2016 - 9:38 pm

I’ll have one of each, please. Bag them up. :D

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Kathryne March 28, 2016 - 10:58 pm

So far this is my favorite spring collection

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Nidia - Lit From Within March 28, 2016 - 11:24 pm

These are beautiful pastels! They look so smooth, too. The blue, purple, and green are my faves, but I am strangely attracted to the off-white and yellow, too!

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Renu March 28, 2016 - 11:29 pm

Very pretty, especially I Am What I Amethyst. I’m glad they’ve stepped away from the baby pink, too.

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Anastasia March 29, 2016 - 3:23 am

I need these pastels in my life!

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Kat Dinges March 29, 2016 - 4:53 am

I am always a fan of pastel shades. Granted, I have a LOT of shades that would probably come close to these but I still love them!

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Viktoria March 29, 2016 - 5:53 am

I’m in love with this collection. After all these years of transparent pinks, OPI! )))
I think I want the whole set. 4 of 6 for sure – yellow, green, blue and lilac.
This is the most exciting mainstream collection for me this spring.

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Justina Gemignani March 29, 2016 - 6:34 am

gorgeous swatches!

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MarciaF March 29, 2016 - 9:55 am

Even with as many lavenders that I own, I’d still love to have the amethyst.

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Cindy (Prime Beauty) March 29, 2016 - 3:53 pm

So pretty, I really like amethyst.

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Brooke @ Blushing Noir March 29, 2016 - 5:30 pm

OMG these are GORGEOUS! Especially the mint!!!!

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Laura MyNewestAddiction March 31, 2016 - 10:43 am

Uhhh I love all of these!

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OPI Soft Shades 2016 I Am What I Amethyst – Mel Et Fel April 8, 2017 - 6:32 am

[…] Shades Kollektion hatte ich euch bereits vor einigen Wochen gezeigt (»Review). Zwei fehlten noch, One Chic Chick, ein helles Gelb, und I Am What I Amethyst, welchen ich euch heute genauer vorstellen möchte. […]

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