OPI Baby It’s “Coal” Outside! with Matte About You
Hi everyone! Hope you’re still having a great holiday! :)
I’m sporting OPI Baby It’s “Coal” Outside! from last years Christmas collection “Holiday In Toyland”. I thought it would be fitting to wear this on Christmas Day, since it’s from the Christmas collection and all. This polish has lots and lots of silver microglitter in what I would call a jelly-ish black base. It’s totally gorgeous on its own, but after seeing Michelle’s post on the Orly Metal Chic Metallic Matte Collection, I got an idea. She’s comparing Orly Iron Butterfly w/shiny topcoat to Baby It’s “Coal” Outside, so I wanted to turn it around and put a matte topcoat on “Baby” to see if it looked like Iron Butterfly.
Let’s see how it turned out, shall we?
First pic is taken without flash under lamp light, second pic is taken indoors with flash.
While matte “Baby” is a lot darker than IB, and the glitter isn’t as pronounced, I still think it looks really great with a matte topcoat! This cements my opinion about matte polishes vs. matte topcoats. I think it’s so much more reasonable to use my regular polishes with a matte topcoat instead of buying a lot of matte polishes that I probably will get tired of in a while anyway.
The formula on this one is really good, because it’s a jellyish base you need to build it, but three coats are more than enough to get opacity. I even think I’m starting to get used to OPI’s wide brushes, because I didn’t have to do any cleanup here, ladies and gentlemen!
What do you think? Do you buy matte polishes, or are you a matte topcoater like me? Or don’t you like matte polishes at all?
Thanks for stopping by, see you later! :D