This is a classic colour from 2009’s Bright Pair collection from OPI from when the whole taupe nails phenomena when crazy. 

It’s not far off from Chanel’s Particulière and Essie’s Mink Muff (both of which I have, but can’t for the life of me find to swatch and compare for you), but I hadn’t tried this one until now.

Photo taken WITHOUT flash

I do like it, but in some lights in can look rather sludgy, rather than taupe. I think maybe it contains a little too much yellow in it to be a true browny-taupe, but inspite of that, I find it very flattering on my Indian skin tone.  Possibly because of the yellow tones in it! Go figure.

Photo taken WITH flash
Without flash

What do you think? Which is your favourite taupe for nails?  Or are you not into these shades at all?




  1. 20 December 2011 / 8:32 pm

    Over 50 bottles of nail polish, and not one shade like this at all! May have to try some and see what it’s like! 🙂 Lou xx

  2. 20 December 2011 / 8:46 pm

    @Lou – yes, you must definitely get a taupe-y shade!
    Another neutral I love is Supermodel by Leighton Denny – a little lighter in shade and intensity and so sophisticated – will do a post on that one soon.

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