Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sephora by OPI Dark Room

Above & Below: Above pictures are taken indoors with a flash. Pictures shown below are taken outdoors, partly cloudy skies with no flash.

Below: Comparison bottle picture next to Orly's Enchanted Forest.
Sephora recently released this dark green creme shade and although similar to Orly's Enchanted Forest, it's different enough that it was a 'must have' for me! I'd read on MUA where some of the ladies were having problems with the application being streaky, needing massive coats to get it opaque, and so on, so I was a little apprehensive about using it. I'm happy to report though, that in 2 coats it gave me a very nice application. The first coat was indeed streaky, but I waited a minute or two until it was tacky, then lightly touched up some of the 'balder' areas. I waited another minute and then proceeded with the second coat. It dried well and I didn't have any problems whatsoever. If you're thinking about getting this shade and don't want to spend money on shipping, there's a code over in the right hand column under 'Tip Jar' for free shipping at $25.00 that expires July 31.

I received a press release with Spa Ritual's new Fall Collection called Forbidden, which includes 5 cremes and a shimmer. It has a September 2009 release date. If I weren't so computer illiterate, I'd post it for you, but I can't figure out how to post a Word document that has a picture in it, into my blogger post. If anyone knows how to do this, let me know. Otherwise, I'll print it out, take a picture and post it that way, but the colors never quite translate as well using that method.


  1. Great color! If it's a Word document, you can save and then upload the pic to blogger and then post the text. Not too sure how to upload a Word Doc in its entirety.

  2. Pretty color, but I see it more grey than green.

  3. Dark Room is a pretty and unusual color. It seems to have some blue in there. It almost looks like a fusion of green, black, blue and grey. It's inky. Very cool!

  4. I wasn't sure what color it was. I also so more blue than green. It is a different color. I like this one and it's already on my list to order. Thanks for swatching this one.

  5. I was eyeing this one ever since I saw it on Sephora, it is much less green then in the bottle picture on the site! I'm a little disappointed about the lack of greeness to it but it is definitely different enough for a purchase, thank you for swatching!

  6. ooooo I love that. I was reading the post above this one and saw the picture out of the corner of my eye, and immediately had to check it out.

  7. Nessa~glad you like the color! I tried that and the text works but the photo is missing. I'll try and just get a good picture of the printed page.

    Celine~I see what you meen, and it does seem to be dark gray based.

    Diana~it looks like a dark teal at first glance and yes, it is'inky', that's a good word for it.

    Lucy~your list is growing! I really like this one after getting over the application issues fear, which I had no problems with as others had claimed, so I think I was lucky.

    Kae~to me it looks like the same shade as a chalkboard only much darker. It doesn't look black though and I was afraid it might.

    Nosaby~happy it cought your eye :) It's a pretty nice shade, if you like the dark greens.