Back in Fall of 2011, OPI announced the launch of Gelcolor, a professional line of full-gel Lacquers for manicures and pedicures that can last two to three week (or longer as now we know some can keep them longer). Gelcolor applied as easily as regular nail lacquer, and cured with a LED vs UV curing saving alot of time (cured almost four times faster). It orginially started out with 28 of OPI’s most iconic colors with a base and top coat. Gelcolor is LED cured for 30 seconds per coat (including base and top!).
The first 28 colors included: Big Apple Red, I’m Not Really A Waitress, Bastille My Heart, Cajun Shrimp, Bogota Blackberry, Suzi Says Feng Shui, Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not, Miami Beet, Pink Flamenco, Strawberry Margarita, Funny Bunny, A Grape Fit!, Rosy Future, Lucky Lucky Lavender, Princesses Rule!, Lincoln Park After Dark, Pompeii Purple, Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow, Black Onyx, Russian Navy, A Good Man-Darin Is Hard To Find, You Don’t Know Jaques!, Brisban Bronze, Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!, Malaga Wine, Alpine Snow, Bubble Bath, Passion, OPI Ink, Kyoto Pearl.
We do know now that not all of these colors were actually released (Lucky Lucky Lavender NEVER came out in Gelcolor per OPI).
“We are very excited to present this groundbreaking treatment,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Now, women can get long-lasting gel manicures in the same time as a traditional manicure service, without waiting for nails to dry – wearing their favorite OPI color on nails and toes for weeks at a time, without chipping. Plus, the formula is incredible, offering our shiniest finish to date.”
This blog will hopefully give more insight into Gelcolor. Including all of the collections that have come out with swatches and some information about the colors and applications, oh and some tips on application tricks.
Im working very hard on trying to get the acurate dates as to when the collections came out.