April 13, 2014

OPI- Int'l Crime Caper [Swatch]

Today, I have OPI- Int'l Crime Caper to show you!  For some reason, it was the only color that, in the end, really piqued my interest from the recent Muppets Most Wanted collection.

Int'l Crime Caper is a cream-colored/ off-white, sheer base filled with dense, ultrafine pink and slightly larger blue shimmers.  The quality of the shimmer particles really lends this polish a...dare I say pearlescent? quality.

Artificial light, four coats:

This sheer type of pearly pink neutral is sooooo late 80s/ early-mid 90s, I know, but I can't help it- it's really pretty when you put it on. It is delicate and feminine...like a sea shell.

I do not like the aesthetic of it when I look in the mirror at my hands from afar- I think it does look incredibly dated then.  But closer up, it's very pretty. Does that even make sense?  So, I don't know, this is not very wearable in reality for me, but it's lovely in photos.

Window-filtered daylight:

Outside, shade:


Formula: This is sheer to the max, so I do recommend some kind of layering with white/ off-white underwear. The viscosity is medium, not too think or thin. It paints on without streaking at all, which is great because you can stop at whatever opacity you're comfortable with...without having to worry about fixing uneven areas. I used four coats, and you can see there was still visible nail line.

I let it fully dry to the touch between each thin coat, and still got some sparse bubbling, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Blah, OPI! *shakes fist*

I think this could be worn more sheerly than what I have here if you don't have discolored nails and don't mind VNL.  It also might be an interesting choice in a French mani. It might even add a pearly quality as an overcoat to darker polishes....hmmm, possibilities...

What do you think?


  1. I actually quite like the color even though I'm not normally a fan of shades like this. Nice swatch of it.

  2. I'm totally not into these shades.. I'm so glad I let the collection pass :)

  3. I think it's super pretty up close! Just not at normal distances. :/