Above & Below: OPI Ink Suede in it's original state above, and with a coat of clear top coat below. All photos are outdoors, no flash. Some are in full sun, others are in the shade.
OPI Ink from their recently released Suede Collection is a violet tinged shade of dark blue with very fine silver shimmer. I don't know if I own the original version of this (that could be a sign that I have too many polishes), so I can't tell you how it compares. I showed you You Don't Know Jacques last week, and I had no trouble with the formula and the application on that one. Ink gave me a few problems though, because the formula seemed thicker than YDKJ and I didn't feel like it gave me the smoothest of finishes. I used 2 coats in the pictures, which gave me decent coverage, although there are a few areas where it applied thicker than others. Naturally, I had to add a clear top coat to see how that looked, and it intensified the shimmer and turned the shade itself more of a violet blue. This is the second one I've tried from the Suedes and I do like them, even if the formula was too thick on this one. I appreciate that I can wear them matte or with a top coat, getting a completely different look either way. I especially like the fact that the finish gives it a look of texture, and a top coat adds to that texture by giving it a look of dimension.