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OPI Damone Roberts 1968 – Get This NOW!

By on August 18, 2009
in Green, OPI
Fanatics, you are going to FA-LIP over the latest OPI collaboration. They’ve teamed up with Damone Roberts, “The Eyebrow King”, to create a signature shade based on the wall color in his salons. If you’ve ever seen some of his transformations on TV you know why everyone who’s anyone in Hollywood trusts this man with their eyebrows.I’ve been following Damone on Twitter so I could make sure I didn’t miss out on this fab shade and it paid off. Not only did he alert his fans about the on sale date but he shared TwitPics from the promo shoot for the polish. I placed my order last Thursday and the little beauty arrived yesterday. Check it out!

My affinity for green polish can never truly be quelled but I’m pleasantly satisfied at the moment. Damone Roberts 1968 is THE minty green hue I’ve been looking for. While other polishes I’ve tried in this realm have been too blue, too pale or too sheer, this one is perfectly pigmented. Damone describes the shade; “It is not your typical mint green. It has a little touch of gray in it and a little touch of brown.” I applied three thin coats that dried smooth, glossy and a shade darker than the bottle color. Color me in LOVE!
AND it makes a stellar matte. I used Nubar’s V For Men Matte Finish Nail Protector to create this gorgeous bisque-like finish.
I knew comparison questions would be the first ones out the gate so I’ve shown DR1968 next to the closest shades in my stash. As you can see, Hey Get In Lime and MAC Peppermint Patti look extremely blue next to DR1968. If anything, I’d say it’s a 2nd cousin to Illamasqua Milf with DR1968 being a deeper, more intense version.
OPI Damone Roberts 1968 is limited edition and available for order NOW so I’d jump on it if I were you. You can purchase it directly from one of Damone’s salons over the phone. The polish retails for $9 plus shipping ($3.95).

Call the NYC salon at 212.764.4755 or the Beverly Hills salon at 310.271.2100. It is supposed be listed online in the Damone Roberts Amazon Store but it’s not up yet. Email with any questions.

So what do we think Fanatics? Are you drooling over the fabulosity or what??

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  1. Nicole says:

    Oh, I'm drooling all right! That's really, really gorgeous. I'm in love.

  2. jo says:

    Is this color going to be sold at stores that normally sell OPI such as total beauty or etailers? Thanks! The color looks gorgeous.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Cute color.

    Re the Nubar matte top coat– which B&M stores carry them?

  4. invie says:

    ha….reminds me of institutional greens they have in hositals. It's supposed to be a calming color.

  5. Solveig says:

    No, no drooling here. These greens are really not my thing.

  6. Park Avenue says:

    That color is gorgeous & I'm not even a green person! Is the only place to buy it @ a DR salon?

    A question about the matte: You used Nubar's V For Men Matte Finish Nail Protector. Is that anything like Orly's Nail For Males Matte Nail Finish for Men. Will both of these products turn any polish to a matte finish?


  7. paintedladyfingers says:

    I am besotted with this green! It's lovely on you.

    I'll need to wait until it hits the amazon store, but this will be a purchase!

  8. gildedangel says:

    I need that polish, it is so gorgeous! I'm drooling! Thanks for sharing this, I would have never known about it otherwise!

  9. Gamma says:

    I really love those mattes. Do you think you could do a post comparing the different matte top coats? I'd love to see the entire set side by side and hear how they apply. (Or more to the point, if I can only afford ONE matte top coat, which one should I buy?)

  10. Rachel says:

    I was expecting something much different from the description, more of a minty swamp color. I know, that doesn't make much sense but I may pass on this one. I do have to know…will this make me look 10 Years Younger?

  11. Anonymous says:

    The color is absolutely fabulous! I'm green with envy. : )

  12. Selina says:

    Oh it is so very very gorgeous. So unlike any other mint green I've seen. I guess I'll be haunting Amazon for it!

  13. beautyjudy says:

    I love this green, it's fantastic! Thanks for posting!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Can you compare to OPI Gargantuan Green Grape and Orly Mint Mojito? Thanks =)

  15. bee says:

    Do you have Milani Original to compare this to?

  16. Anonymous says:

    OMG!!! This is the green I've been looking for, thank you thank you for posting this!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Park Ave– Orly Nails for Males is more of a satin than a true matte. It's definitely not shiny-shiny but it's also not as dull or matte as, say, the Zoya matte polishes or the OPIs. The pics I've seen of the Nubar guys' product look more matte to me.

  18. Linda says:

    This is exactly the color that I need and therefore want!!!

  19. Jennifer says:

    OK, I'll admit I had never heard of Damone Roberts before seeing your post. I am definately ordering that polish though, what a drool-worthy green!!

  20. Lucy says:

    That is a lovely green. I have to get it. Once I paint my nails will my eyebrows look beautiful also?

  21. Denny says:

    I think this is a very unique color!

  22. Mui says:

    This is really pretty! I've been looking for some good mint greens lately (one of my guilty obsessions besides grey/gray nail polishes). I wonder if he'll be willing to send to Canada D:..

  23. olivia says:


    i need this in my life immediately.

  24. KU Jayhawk says:

    I just ordered my bottles today from the New York salon today. The lady was very nice. I'm so excited I can't stop thinking about it!

  25. Lady GaGa says:

    its a cute color duhhh… well im like addicted to nail polish its sooo cool and fun to put on!!!!!! :)

  26. Vanaily says:

    it’s available in Canada too right????

    I must have

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Sorry, unfortunately because this color was created special for Damone Roberts, it is only available at his salon. I don’t know if they are doing international shipping. You would have to call the salon and ask. Or try emailing them through his website,

  27. Lindsey says:

    I love all the minty colours. I personally prefer hey get in lime, but this colour is also absolutely lovely:) thanks for posting!

  28. SiaM says:

    Do you think it looks like Orly’s Mint Mojito?
    The color looks awesome but looks deeper than what I expected, when I saw Damone Roberts’s pictures.

    Thanks for the swatches!!!

  29. Tasha says:

    LOVE this color!

  30. Athina ignatieva says:

    How very thoughtful of you!!!
    I am your devoted international reader and I’d like to congratulate you on the good job that you are doing here! Keep up! This is a nice opportunity to tell you that your blog is brilliant!

  31. Ems2000 says:

    Wow! I am so glad you are doing this for us non-us girls! Hope I win!

  32. Abby says:

    Love this colour. I have been looking for a mint green that suits my skintone and think that the hint of grey and brown make this one perfect! Hope I win!

  33. Lu says:

    wow~ this is another lovely green for me after china glaze For audrey!! thank u for posting!

  34. PTham says:

    omigosh! Finally! International nail blog fans triumph! TY for being so thoughtful! Love your blog & greetings from Singapore!

  35. eunice says:

    that’s such a nice colour! i hope i win haha

  36. Jenn says:

    OMG, you’re amazing! I’m in Australia and it really sucks when things are USA only. Thank you!! *Crosses fingers*

  37. Asa says:

    Oh, I hope one bottle can fly all the way to Sweden ;)

  38. hermes says:

    Wow! this would be great! so nice of you to do something like this

  39. elaine says:

    PRETTY MUCH!i’m really digging the mint green polishes this spring..