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OPI Blue Comparisons

By on November 6, 2007
in Big 3 Free, Blue, Fall 2007, Holiday 2007, OPI

Since navy is such a big color this fall and with OPI putting out three great blues this year, I thought you all might appreciate a little side by side comparison. While I love these dark colors, capturing their true beauty on screen is REALLY difficult but I did my best.

To me, the major differences are:
Russian Navy – has a blue green base, like Glacier Bay Blues, subtle shimmer on the nail and is the closest to an actual navy shade
Who Are You Wearing? – has more purple in it’s base, multi-colored blue and red shimmer, looks blue/purple depending on the light and has an overall darker hue
OPI Ink – is the most burple (bluish purple), has the most sparkle and glitz due to the silvery micro-glitter, is the least “blackish-blue”

Which one do you prefer? Or did you just give in and buy all three?

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  1. Cara says:

    Actually, I have been strong and not gotten any of them! I have Midnight Affair from the Revlon Dark Pleasures collection which seems close to Russian Navy and it was way too dark for me except for in bright light. I thought 99% of the time it just looked plain black and kind of feel like I wasted my money. I prefer NYC Skin Tight Denim Creme or I’ve also seen China Glaze Up All Night mentioned as well for a good not close to black shade of navy. Thank you for the side by sides. I love those for reference to avoid dupes!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I have OPI Ink and Russian Navy. I think I’ll skip Who Are You Wearing even though I really really wanted it after seeing it in the bottle. I feel like OPI is guilty of making colors that really just kind of look black (or way darker than it does in the bottle) on the nail. (I had that problem with Lincoln Park after Dark, and a few others.)Does Have You Seen My Limo have the same problem?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have Russian Navy and Who Are You Wearing. I love them both, but I prefer Russian Navy.

    It’s true that 98% of people couldn’t tell the difference between the three you showcased, but I really do notice the differences between mine when I wear them, and that makes it worth it. Same thing with reds; I have a million of them, but it’s the subtle differences that make them fun!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have been lemming these colors but I bought Fingerpaints Gallery Glam and it is a gorgeous navy so now I can’t justify buying the OPI colors. But I would suggest checking out Gallery Glam

  5. Liz says:

    Who Are You Wearing wins for me – it seems to have more depth. (I’ve ended up buying all six non-reds from the collection. Gah.)

  6. LipGloss Bitch says:

    I do love Russian Navy, but know when I see your comparison I realise I have to get Who are you wearing too :)

  7. Allie says:

    I love them all but am partial to Who Are You Wearing.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Based on the previous caps, I really liked Who Are You Wearing, but seeing it next to Ink, I just don’t love it as much. My love for Ink is unhealthy – I just wish I was better at applying it; always seem to mess up when I pick this shade!

  9. Cindy says:

    I have OPI Ink and on my fingers it looks VERY purple… I love it, but it’s not nearly as “blue” as China Glaze “Up All Night”. I love it anyway though!

  10. Tracez of my Lipstick.... says:


    I jsut started reading your blog and LUV IT. I have been on the fence about that russian navy since the very beginning of fall…you have inspired me to pick it up.

    Luv it!


  11. Tracez of my Lipstick.... says:

    O yeah…I’m DEFENITELY gonna add you to my fav blogs!

  12. Allison says:

    I have (and love) Russian Navy, but after this post, I am totally lemming Who Are You Wearing?

  13. Faith says:

    My salon was sold out of Russian Navy, but the girl said she preferred Who Are You Wearing. I have to agree! I am not disappointed, though everyone has commented on my “black” polish.

  14. silverin says:

    I have all three, plus OPI’s DS Fantasy. I think I like Fantasy best, but then I redo my nails, and whichever I’m wearing becomes my favorite!

  15. Jenn says:

    well crap. i wanted opi ink and who are you wearing but they are much to simular for a girl on a limited budget. ah hell. who am i kidding? ill probably buy them bith anyways… (: