I love OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark, which I got in a lovely package from a friend recently. It’s a really dark purple that looks almost black. I love dark colors, but today I wanted to show you how easy it is to franken a new color!
I know there’s a few folks who are afraid to franken, but today’s photos should convince you how it how easy it is!
Here is a simple franken: 3 drops of white to 7 drops of Lincoln Park After Dark. It yields a true neutral purple, like Grimace at McDonalds or cartoon grapes:
Just to show you what a difference a few drops of white can make, here’s the franken with the original LPAD on the tips:
To mix a new color without ruining the originals, use a brush from an empty bottle of clear polish or an old paintbrush if need be. Drip the dark color onto a palette or a muffin tin (I prefer a silicone muffin tin because I can just turn it inside out after the polish in it dries and it pops right out- no cleaning!) Then drip a few drops of white into the dark, mix with your brush, and apply! A new shade without altering the originals.
And because I just can’t resist glitter:
I topped it all off with a coat of Sinful Colors Blue and Purple Glitter.