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OPI Matte For Fall 2009

It’s way too soon to think about fall weather, but it’s not too soon to think about fall trends. A major fad will be matte nail polish. Hopefully, by that point we will all be tired of neons and ready for something a little more subdued.

The OPI Fall ’09 collection is made up of classic OPI colors in new, matte finishes. The shades are not meant to be worn with base or top coats, and you should also avoid using hand lotion near your nails. The line will be available starting July 1st online and in stores.

Thanks to the awesome nail blog Vampy Varnish, I have some exclusive pictures of the OPI matte polishes. Check them out and let me know what you think.

Lincoln Park After Dark is a polish I have worn for years. In fact, I have the glossy version on my toes right now. I like this matte shade a lot, and I will definitely try it out. My only problem is that it looks a little you colored in your nails with Magic Marker. But really this shade is much richer and more intense–not streaky or watered like a marker at all.

Russian Navy in glossy was good in theory, but every time I used it, it bugged me. I’d look down at my hands and think: sparkly blue nails? Really? But the matte version looks better. I like the satiny finish and the deep color. I think the sparkly aspect of the glossy Russian Navy was what always bothered me, so I think I might like this matte version better. And it looks really cute in the bottle.

Alpine Snow looks like White Out. I’d have to see it in person to make my final decision, but I don’t foresee myself wearing white nail polish anyway.

You Don’t Know Jacques! is not a shade that I typically use, but I’m excited about the matte version. This polish looks really chic; I’m curious to try it out in real life. Will I love brown matte nails? Or will I hate them?

Gargantuan Green Grape is my least favorite of the matte polishes. I hate this color. It looks totally costumey and not flattering at all. Boo.

La Paz-itively Hot is a hot fuchsia pink. And according to Vampy Varnish, it has an almost satin-like finish. I wonder how this would look as a pedicure? I’m not sure I’d wear this on my nails, but it might look cute on the toes.

Ok, HOTB readers, which ones do you love? Which are your least favorites?

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