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OPI in Movin' Out over Deborah Lippmann in Sexyback and Marc Jacobs #200 in Blacquer


Last month I got the urge to wear a duochrome, so I threw it way back and pulled out OPI in Movin' Out. This antique is from the Holiday 2003 "Holiday on Broadway" collection that also included the vintage classics Man of La Mancha, Mamma Mia, La Boheme, Thoroughly Modern Milli, Rent, Opening Night Gold, and SRO (Standing Room Only) Silver. OPI used to do special polishes so right! Not these lumpy glitter metallics we've been offered recently.

Movie' Out is a sheer polish; it couldn't be built up to cover the nail line at 4 coats - and you wouldn't want to anyway because the duochrome really pops when layered. The shimmer particles in this one aren't used much anymore - they're slightly larger and more scattered, and they really glow and stand out in the light. These particles pigments are mixed into a sheer light pink cool-toned base. Some people compare the pigment to Clarins 230 (swatched here), but the effect is definitely less vampy because of the base used in Movin' Out. Layered over a similar base, the effect is subtle; you mostly catch the larger shimmer and a gold shift. But over deeper colors, there's an ever shifting array of gold, rose gold, teal, forest green, lime green, olive, blue, and purple that comes out - very reminiscent of the rainbow effect you can see on beetles. Swatches after the jump!



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Indirect natural light
 Here is Movin' Out at it's most subdued, layered over Deborah Lippmann in Sexyback, a magenta creme. It adds shimmer and a blue flash to nail.

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Indirect light - indoors
And, there's the subtle shift - primarily gold, but green at the edges out of direct light. The sparkly shimmer particles help keep this particular type of old school shimmer finish from looking too dated.

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Indirect natural light
Here's the base color of Movin' Out when layered over Marc Jacobs in #200 Blacquer, a black creme. It's a fuchsia shimmer with pops of red and gold glowing from those sparkly particles.

And here's the shift you get:

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Indirect natural light
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Low light - indoors 
Indirect natural light - indoors
I'm actually not a huge collector of duochromes. I pick up the odd one here or there, but no indies (too much to keep up with!), and the majority I have I got back when Scrangie was swatching, so they're mostly vintage OPI, Nubar, and China Glaze. Movin' Out isn't too hard to find, and the markup isn't outrageous, so there's still hope for anyone with a lemming.

Are you a fan? Do you miss the old OPI collections? Which one would you bring back?

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