July 28, 2011

OPI-Lincoln Park After Dark Suede

I feel like a horrible blogger. I'm focusing the blame on school and not my absolutely horrible management of time. Nope.

Anyway, I have another OPI Suede for you. Lincoln Park After Dark Suede is a take on the popular color of the same name from the Chicago Collection a few years ago. I actually don't have that polish (I know, I know) so I can't really compare. But this is a gorgeous shade all on its own.
outdoors. my cuticles are super bad. please ignore them.
LPADS is a dark eggplant purple with lots of silver shimmer in it. Because it's not "matte" matte it doesn't dry flat. The color definitely makes me think of fall. It has that vampy purple vibe going for it. I usually like to switch it up every so often with the seasons and colors (dark colors in spring, light in fall) but this makes me want to wear it only during the fall/winter months. Why, I don't know. But I think I'll definitely be pulling it back out then.
As with most mattes/suedes it dried really fast yet I had enough time to go over corrections. Formula was great. I will say, with most dark colors I usually don't need two coats, but this one did. There were a few bald spots that needed to be covered. But two will definitely be enough.
I never got a chance to cover this one with a topcoat unfortunately. But it really is nice on its own. I've actually had this one on for a few days now and there isn't any major tip wear or chips. Some, but nothing that doesn't happen with my normal routine. Score! Another one that, if you missed out before you need to get pronto.


  1. I love this polish! Mattes/suedes are one of my favorite finishes. This color looks great on your nails!

  2. Thanks! I love mattes/suedes too. :)

  3. I've been a horrible blogger too lol!
    And this one looks really pretty on you...I can't believe OPI discontinued these.

  4. Thanks. They really should bring these back.