With fall approaching, I’m once again falling for (ha ha) everything that comes with the season – pumpkin scented candles, cuddly sweaters, and vampy shades. There is something about jewel-toned and vampy purples especially that calls to me, so of course I had to pick up OPI’s Eiffel for this Color when I spotted it my local Ulta.
Eiffel for this Color is a deep red-based purple shimmer from the Fall ’08 French collection. Sure I’m a little behind the times here, but that’s okay – I wasn’t really into polish until a year or two ago (it was a pretty quick descent into polish madness). I used two coats with base and top coats. Sorry my nails are a little wonky, but a couple broke just before I swatched :( These swatches are a bit eh overall; it was just one of those days where nothing would cooperate. Lighting is in the captions.
I like Eiffel for this Color, but I don’t love it. It’s so beautiful in the bottle but some of the shimmer is lost on the nail, at least in my case. It reads a little black cherry if not black when not in direct lighting; I wish it held more true to its purple color in all lighting. The formula was up to OPI’s usual standards – easy to control and opaque in two coats.
You can purchase OPI online or at major beauty retailers like Ulta for $9. Have you tried Eiffel for this Color? If so, what are your thoughts on it?