Beauty

First Look: Gwen Stefani for OPI

By Tamsin Crimmens

When we first heard that Gwen Stefani was teaming up with OPI for a limited edition collection of nail lacquers, we couldn’t contain our excitement.

One of ELLE’s long-term beauty crushes (and surely the world’s coolest Mum)

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The cult nail brand renowned for its colossal range of long-lasting glosses

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Seven brand new colour and finish combinations

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The type of beauty equation we like.

The collaboration, which launches in January, was inspired by the punk theme at this year’s Met Ball and influenced by Gwen’s signature rock-chick style. The shade Over & Over A-Gwen pays homage to the singer’s trademark bold red lipstick, and comes in a set with an array of black Swarovski crystals and silver, gold and pewter studs.

We’re always partial to a new nail finish and two of the new shades – shimmery champagne Love.Angel.Music.Baby and rich black 4 In The Morning – fit the bill with their semi-matte satin finish. The chromatic Push and Shove and its partner in crime, the basecoat Lay Down That Base, together create an eye-catching mirror finish. The collection also includes two new shades of OPI’s luxurious crème gloss – hot pink Hey Baby and deep blackberry I Sing in Colour – along with In True Stefani Fashion, a smattering of holographic silver glitter.

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'Known for her trademark red lips, bold eye make-up and nail art, Gwen uses beauty to accessorise her style,' said OPI’s Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. 'OPI wanted to create a collection as dramatic, diverse and glamorous as its namesake. With crème and glitter hues, new satin matte texture, a mirrored chrome and Swarovski elements, Gwen Stefani by OPI presents the latest in pigments and finishes, while combining elements of haute couture and street fashion.'

Visit your nearest OPI counter in January for a slice of Stefani style.

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