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This spring, OPI is shaking it up and released pastels in various colors for SoftShades 2016. Normally SoftShades has a combination of whites, light nudes, and soft pinks. I’m glad to see other colors being featured!
I Am What I Amethyst (three coats): periwinkle-tinged blue crème
It’s A Boy! (three coats): aqua blue crème
It’s In The Cloud (three coats): bone off-white crème
One Chic Chick (three coats): pale yellow crème
Stop I’m Blushing (three coats): peachy pink crème
This Cost Me A Mint (three coats): mint green crème
These polishes were more pigmented than I expected, so the application is a lot better than most pastels. Even though I knocked OPI for usually having whites and pinks for SoftShades, my favorite turned out to be It’s In The Cloud. I’m a bit confused with I Am What I Amethyst’s name. I would expect a pale purple but instead, it’s blue.
Pastels are notorious for having finicky formulas. However, with a bit of patience and flow control, you can get around this. Apply two thin coats and wait to dry between coats. Apply with a final thicker coat and you should get full coverage.