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OPI Brazil swatch Comparison

So I decided to do some comparison swatches with the new Brazil shades by OPI to some older OPI polishes which I have in my collection that I thought looked similar.

So lets start off with the newest Yellow polish ‘I Just Can’t Cope-acabana’ compared to ‘Need Sunglasses?’ from the Brights collection.
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On my pinkie and middle fingers are the new Brazil shade and on my ring and index fingers are the older polish. As you can see the new shade is lighter to the older colour and looks more pastel like. Also ‘Need Sunglasses?’ is actually a jelly polish so needs 3-4 coats whereas the new Brazil shade is a creme and only needs 2 coats.

Next is ‘Amaz-on Amaz-off’ compared to ‘Jade Is The New Black’ from the Hong Kong collection.
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On my pinkie and middle fingers are the new Brazil shade compared to the older polish on my ring and index fingers. As you can see the new polish is darker and more blue to the older shade. Both are creme polishes and opaque in 2 coats.

Next up is ‘Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?’ and ‘In My Back Pocket’ from the Brights collection.
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So the newest shade is on my pinkie and middle finger which as you can see is just lighter than the older polish on my ring and index fingers. Both are creme polishes too.

So the next comparison is actually between three polishes to mainly show off the new Brazil shade ‘OPI Scores A Goal!’ more, compared to ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Skyfall’ both from the Bond collection.
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So on my pinkie and middle fingers are the new shade and on my ring finger is ‘Casino Royale’ which is much more purple than the Brazil colour, and on my index finger is ‘Skyfall’ which is much redder. But hopefully this will show you the difference between all three incase you weren’t going to buy the new shade because you had either or both of the James Bond shades. All three are creme polishes.

Next is ‘Live.Love.Carnival’ compared to ‘Suzi’s Hungary Again!’ from the Euro Centrale collection.
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Now if, like me, you thought these two would be identical you were wrong! As you can see from the Brazil shade on my pinkie and middle fingers compared to the older polish on my ring and index fingers ‘Suzi’s Hungary Again!’ is much pinker and less bright than the new shade, and after doing this comparison I felt really good about buying this new shade as I don’t have anything the same. Both polishes are creme.

Next is ‘Kiss Me I’m Brazilian’ compared to ‘Shorts Story’ from the Brights collection.
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Again this was another shade I thought would be the same but I turned out to be wrong, On my pinkie and middle fingers are the new shade and on my ring and index fingers are the older polish. As you can see ‘Shorts Story’ is a lot darker and pinker than the newer shade so don’t be afraid to buy this new polish is you already have the older shade. Both of these polishes are creme.

Next up is ‘I Sao Paulo Over There’ compared to ‘I Don’t Know Jacques!’ from the France collection.
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On my pinkie and middle fingers are the new shade and on my ring and index fingers are the older one. As you can see the new shade is a lot lighter than the older shade but both are in the same colour. Both are opaque in 2 coats.

Next is ‘Taupe-less Beach’ compared to two other polishes ‘Did You Ear About Van Gogh?’ from the Holland collection and ‘Steady As She Rose’ from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection.
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So on my pinkie and middle fingers are the new Brazil shade and on my ring is ‘Did You Ear About Van Gogh?’ which although looked similar in the bottles are nothing alike on the nail as its much more of a stone colour to the new shade. And on my index finger is ‘Steady As She Rose’ which is a lot lighter than the new Brazil shade so again looked nothing alike. All three are creme polishes but the Pirates shades does need three coats.

Next again is ‘Taupe-less Beach’ compared to ‘Tickle My France-y’ from the Classics collection.
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Now again these looked super similar in the bottles but completely different on the nail. Like before the new shae is on my pinkie and middle fingers and the older shade is on my ring and index finger and is much more of a pink neutral polish to the new Brazil colour. Both are creme polishes but the Classics shade need 3 coats to be opaque.

Next is ‘Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around’ compared to two other polishes ‘Did You Ear About Van Gogh?’ and ‘Steady As She Rose’.
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Again these polishes look super similar in the bottles but only one is really the same. On my pinkie and middle fingers are the new Brazil shade and on my ring finger is ‘Did You Ear About Van Gogh?’ which is nothing alike and a lot more stone coloured. On my index finger is ‘Steady As She Rose’ and is about the only polish I have that is the same as any of the new Brazil shades. You really cannot tell the difference other than the Pirates shade is a tad more pink but not so much you would notice straight away. Also the Pirates shade needs 3 coats whereas the new Brazil shade doesn’t, it is opaque in 2.

So the final comparison is ‘Toucan Do It If You Can’ and two shades ‘Live.Love.Carnival’ also from the new Brazil collection and ‘My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours’ from the Euro Centrale collection.
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On my pinkie and middle fingers are ‘Toucan Do It If You Try’ and on my ring finger is ‘Live.Love.Carnival’ to show the difference between the two new shades which is that ‘Toucan’ is more of an orange coral collection. And on my index finger is ‘My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours’ and is much brighter and orange than both of the new shades. All of them are creme polishes and are opaque in 2 coats!

I hope you liked my first comparison swatches and it has helped you decide which polishes you want or like more.

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OPI Brazil Collection Swatch Watch

So as promised here is my full OPI Brazil Collection swatch post with all 12 new shades!

Here’s a sneak peak of all the colours.
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So let’s get started with the first shade
I Just Can’t Cope-acabana
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This yellow polish is a creme polish as is opaque in two coats. It’s a banana shade, being a lighter bright yellow and having pastel tendacies.

Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?
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This orange polish is again a creme and opaque in two coats. It’s a pastel orange whilst still being bright!! Also has a fab name!

Toucan Do It If You Try
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This is a bright coral polish again a creme and opaque in two coats. I think this colour is great for summer and will look great with a tan or on darker skin tones.

Live. Love. Carnival
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Another coral creme polish but this is a lot brighter and more pink than the previous polish. This is such a wonderful bright happy summer colour and again will look great on darker skin tones.

Kiss Me I’m Brazilian
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This is a great pastel like pink creme polish and a beautiful barbie pink.

Red Hot Rio
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This is a bright red jelly polish and even though I used three coats it wasn’t opaque enough. It is however a wonderful red colour.

Amaz-On Amaz-Off
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This is a fantastic emerald green creme polish and is an amazing colour. I think this colour will suit any skintone and is a must have from this collection.

Next Stop….The Bikini Zone
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With Flash
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So this is the only duochrome in this collection and is made of purple and lilac and grey. As you can see from both pictures. It’s a great polish but is jelly like, but in only three coats it was opaque.

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
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This is the first and the palest shade of the neutral part of the collection and a great creme polish.It has a mauve tinge to it so is great for pale skin.

Taupe-less Beach
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This taupe polish is a creme greyish/mauve colour. It’s a lovely colour and I think would look great on any skintone and a must have in the collection.

I Sao Paulo Over There
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This is a darker taupe polish compared to the last one but has the same mauve tinge to it as all the neutrals do in this collection.

And the last one in the collection is:
OPI Scores A Goal!
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Now I know this has been described as a raisin colour by someone else and it is so right for this creme polish. My picture shows the more purple side of it but does have that brown tinge to it too and looks great on my pale skin but would also look good on darker skin too!

So I hope you liked my swatch watch post keep your eyes peeled for a comparison swatch post of some of the new shades compared to older OPI polishes.

OPI Brazil Collection

Just to let you all know I have the whole 12 shades of this collection on its way to me so keep your eyes peeled for my swatch watch post of all 12 polishes!! I’m super excited as I love the look of this collection, here’s a little taster photo of what will be coming.

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