30 Days of Colour [Day 8: Black] OPI Queen of the Road

by - Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Swatch of OPI Queen of the Road from the Mustang Collection

The theme for today's 30 Days of Colour Challenge fill is 'Black' and it just so happens I came across a new (to me) black OPI earlier this week, so of course I had to pull it out today. :) This is Queen of the Road from OPI's 2014 Mustang Collection.

Swatch of OPI Queen of the Road from the Mustang Collection

Queen of the Road is a black with just a hint of grey/silver in the right light, and I'm struggling to describe it further than that... It reminds me of a car tire, to be completely honest. That kind of black shade that makes you think "well maybe this is just a reeeeally dark grey... but now it's black... but with a bit of grey?" I'm also going to put this one down as a frost since the polish did keep some brush strokes and has a hint of a shimmer/sheen in the right light.

Swatch of OPI Queen of the Road from the Mustang Collection

I used two coats to apply Queen of the Road and it was perfectly opaque. I didn't add any top coat and you can see this polish has a bit of a dulled gloss when it's dry (which I don't mind).

Macro of OPI Queen of the Road from the Mustang Collection

Here's a close up of some of that shimmer, and you can also see the brush strokes.

Swatch of OPI Queen of the Road from the Mustang Collection

I didn't pick any of the Mustang Collection shades up the first time because I thought it was a weird collaboration in the first place and none of the colours were particularly unique. Now that I own it I think this one is a bit unique for my collection, though it also kind of reminds me of the glossier version of OPI 4 In the Morning from the Gwen Stefani Collection. Hm!

Here's a look at the other 'Black' fills for today:




What do you think of Queen of the Road? Is it just another black polish or something a bit more unique? 

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9 comments

  1. Great swatches! I'm not a fan of frosted or brushstrokey polishes, so I don't think I'd pick it up. But I do like the almost satin finish!

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  2. This looks interesting! The shimmer is so very tiny!

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  3. This reminds me of OPI 4 in the Morning with its rubbery finish, barely there shimmer and small brushstrokes. I think your tire description is right on the money.

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  4. That looks like a great polish! It'd make a great base for some nail art!

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  5. I really liked this shade, even though the brush strokes are visible. It looks beautiful on you

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  6. I didn't pick any up from the Mustang Collection besides the red and now I have instant regret. I actually really love the satin matte look.

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  7. I didn't get this one either because I thought it was too close to 4 in the morning. But I do like the way you've shown it off!

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  8. I do think that's a unique finish but not really something I feel the need to get.

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