OPI has turned their Designer Series up a notch this month with Raw Granite! Two new lacquers have released in DS Pewter and DS Lapis, with hopefully many more to follow (I’d personally love to see a green!).
The DS Raw Granite formula is meant to be worn sans top coat, but in the swatches below I added a clear coat on the middle nail so you could see the difference.
DS Pewter is a textured matte graphite grey loaded up with diamondy dust and medium sized glitters. Two coats were needed for full opacity.
DS Lapis is a textured matte sapphire loaded with silver sparkles. Only one coat was needed for full opacity.
The texture is definitely gritty, even with a top coat, which is expected. With it’s major glitter dust/chunks it’s like the Liquid Sands flashier and more out-going sister. The formula was pretty good with these, easy to work with and no where near as thick as I thought they’d be.
Are you liking DS Raw Granite?
For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.
Designer Series by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. DS Raw Granite lacquers should be worn without top coat for a matte finish. DS Pewter and DS Lapis will be available beginning September 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.