So, my holy grail red nail polish has always been Sinful Colors “Bleeding Heart,” a deep, nearly blood red that’s opaque in 2 coats and looks amazing on fair, cool toned skin. However, for spring and summer, I found myself wanting a much brighter, true “pinup” classic red to wear on my tips and toes. Enter OPI “Big Apple Red.”
This is the polish after 2 coats, topped with Poshe fast drying top coat. As you can see, it’s not 100% opaque, as you get a little bit of VNL (visible nail line) through it, though this would be solved with a third coat. I just don’t mind having a little VNL and love the color regardless. My main complaint is one that I have with all OPI polishes, and that’s the extra large brush! I have really small hands and nails, so I like the thin brushes like you get with Zoya and Essie. As you see here, the wide brush made it difficult not to get polish on my nail folds in the sides. I may have to look for a dupe of this in a brand with a brush I can stand. Aside from that, if you know you like OPI’s brushes, you may really love this bright, classic, true red!
What’s on your nails?