OPI SoftShades Collection 2015

OPI SoftShades Collection 2015Got some nail news in my inbox yesterday regarding the OPI SoftShades Collection 2015!

As you know, OPI puts out a SoftShades Collection every year, and it usually features demure colours.

Definitely the OPI Color Paints, which I showed you swatches and bottle shots of yesterday are more my speed. (Bold, high-contrast hues make this nailphile’s heart race faster than Usain Bolt.)

That being said, it doesn’t mean that I turn a blind eye to sophisticated and more muted colours. There’s a time and a place for these.

If you look at the collection’s display, check out the model’s nails. She added a twist. I like it, and I may take a cue from that nail look. Using a soft shade as a base, you can easily jazz up a manicure with bolder shades for a funkier design.

Check out the official press release in this post, and see the promotional images of each colour.

Two of them stand out. I like how they have included Petal Soft, a glitter nail polish with daisy decals. That sounds like a lot of fun. Also, Make Light of the Situation sounds like it could take any of the softer shades to the next level with its iridescent goodness!

There are six shades in the OPI SoftShades Collection 2015:

OPI SoftShades Collection 2015

OPI SoftShades Collection 2015 Press Release


THINK: Soft sheer shades and coveted nude mattes

WHAT THEY ARE: Lacquers, gels, and limited edition nail art kits in must-have neutrals. The number one salon brand, OPI, is celebrating the lighter side of nail color. With signature high-fashion colors and iconic shade names, OPI has been a go-to for salon professionals for 30 years. Now, to bring the richly pigmented formulas you love to the season’s hottest nude matte nail trend, OPI introduces the new SoftShades Collection. This of-the-moment collection of blushes, nudes, and matte shades delivers rich, true-to-bottle color with just a few coats, even in the lightest hues.

So be inspired to reinvent the French Manicure with new pink and white limited edition shades, create sophisticated nail art with exclusive Swarovski crystal kits, or create the ultimate bridal lookin romantic springtime sheers. And for those who love a SoftShades manicure and want it to last, OPI also features these new understated shades in their gel formula.

The SoftShades collection includes:

SoftShades Nail Lacquers ($9.50 retail, $4.75 salon): These six pastel hues are the perfect way to lighten up your spring style. Available in sheer white Chiffon My Mind, pink and white flecked with white daisy decal Petal Soft, pink-toned beige Put it in Neutral, light beige Act Your Beige!, pearlescent silver This Silver’s Mine!, and iridescent glitter Make Light of the Situation.

  • WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA, ULTA.com and select professional salons.

OPI Chiffon My Mind SoftShades Collection

Chiffon My Mind
Sheer white

OPI Petal Soft SoftShades Collection

Petal Soft
Pink and white flecked with white daisy decal

OPI Put It In Neutral SoftShades Collection

Put It in Neutral
Pink-toned beige

OPI Act Your Beige SoftShades Collection

Act Your Beige!
Light beige

OPI This Silver's Mine SoftShades Collection

This Silver’s Mine!
Pearlescent silver

OPI Make Light Of The Situation SoftShades Collection

Make Light of the Situation
Iridescent glitter

Click here to see my OPI Make Light of the Situation Swatches & Review!

SoftShades GelColors ($14.95 salon): Get gel durability and opaque color with eight long-lasting pale shades. Available in the same in-demand SoftShade lacquer colors Chiffon My Mind, Petal Soft, Put it in Neutral, Act Your Beige!, This Silver’s Mine!, and Make Light of the Situation, I Couldn’t Bare Less! and Love is in the Bare.

  • WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA, Salons and select professional salons

SoftShades Mini 4-Pack ($13.95 retail, $7.50 salon): This essential, limited edition kit offers mini-sized nail lacquers in four sheer romantic hues. Includes shades: Act Your Beige!, Put it in Neutral, This Silver’s Mine!, and Make Light of the Situation.

  • WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA, ULTA.com, Macy’s, Macys.com and select professional salons

OPI SoftShades Mini Nail Polishes

The Look of Crystal Kit ($24.95 retail, $12.50 salon): OPI is putting glittering nail art at your fingertips with crystals from Swarovski. With real Swarovski crystals, nail glue, and a trio of luxe shades you’ll be able to create shimmering graphic looks. Included shades: Chiffon My Mind, Black Onyx, and This Silver’s Mine! *Also available in matching gel colors.

  • WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA, ULTA.com and select professional salons

OPI SoftShades The Look of Crystal Set

The Nude Pink & White Kit ($16.95 retail, $9.00 salon): With two full-sized, limited-edition matte shades, this kit offers the ultimate in understated color. Included shades: I Couldn’t Bare Less! and Love is in the Bare. *Also available in matching gel colors.

  • WHERE TO FIND THEM: ULTA, ULTA.com and select professional salons

OPI SoftShades Duo The Nude Pink & White


  • Prices listed are in USD.
  • Since I didn’t see any month listed for the availability of this collection, these polishes are probably already in stores. (I will e-mail OPI’s PR to get confirmation. I’ll update this section for you soon.)

What’s your top pick from the OPI SoftShades Collection 2015? If you could create a funkier nail look using one of these OPI SoftShades Collection colours for the base, what would you paint on top? Do you typically wear softer shades like these or bolder colours on a regular basis?


6 thoughts on “OPI SoftShades Collection 2015

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      When I met Rita Remark (the lead nail artist for Essie Canada), I asked her about how to pick a ‘nude’ that flatters. She told me this trick: Choose one that’s 2 shades lighter than your skin tone and that has a pink undertone. 🙂

  1. Cat A.

    The SoftShades series never seems to vary enough from previous collections for me to purchase, but the two sets look fantastic. Maybe I’m a sucker for packaging? Will definitely try to get those on sale! A vampy deep red or a dense glitter (e.g. China Glaze – This Is Tree-Mendous) would make a good counterpart for these shades.


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