OPI Jade is the New Black


95 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$


on 4/22/2015 4:14:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I bought this on a whim to get a discount and I love it! It is a gorgeous grayed-jade green crŤme. Itís so flattering against my light skin with olive undertones. I have several green polishes but nothing like this. Itís vivid and show-stopping without being garish or too loud. The formula is fantastic; two coats make an opaque, streak-free finish. I donít care for OPIís extra wide brush, but I can get over that. I would buy this again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love this color! It's so vibrant! The OPI formula is great as well. The only reason I will not be repurchasing is because OPI is not cruelty free.

on 10/28/2014 3:41:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

My favorite color is green, so naturally I am inclined to find green shades in my nail polishes too. This is a stunning color on my fingers. It is not as harsh on my skin tone as I thought it would be. To me it is a forest green shade. It should be flattering for those with medium or warm skin tones. With Halloween drawing near, I find it suitable to wear out to work. It is opaque with one coat, but I like how it looks with two coats. It doesn't apply streaky at all for me and it lasts well with a base and top coat. I'm very happy to have found this and add to my polish collection.

on 9/16/2014 9:01:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I always find greens for nail enamels a strange choice, but this pulls enough blue and a true 'jade' tone that it's a very pretty green, and rather attractive on my super pale yellowy undertoned hands. Looks super chic when paired with ruby or emerald jewellery. Also looks great with my jade pieces and anything with sapphires. A great jewel toned green, the only green I will wear. I originally purchased the dupe of this from the Revlon top speed line but couldn't bear the terrible wear time so resorted to purchasing it in the OPI formula and am so glad I did.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Maybe I got a good bottle, but I'm obsessed with this polish. The polish went on flawlessly, it was not at all goopy for me, and was opaque in one coat but I put two on for good measures. It was not at all streaky, and the brush aided that perfectly.I am a pink toned lady (NW20), and I think this color is very flattering on my skin tone. It does not look as bright on me as the picture for the review shows. Either way it is easily one of my favorite green polishes.

on 3/17/2014 3:38:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm wearing this tomorrow for St. Patrick's Day, but I guess I have to agree with some of the reviewers that I don't think it's very attractive on cool toned, pale, pink skin. I can see it looking lovely on someone with a yellow based skin tone.

I found the formula very goopy and uneven in application, and I had to sandwich it between layers of Gelous to get it to look decent.

Well, this one will probably be used for pedicures in the future. On the fingers it's a real miss for me, and I think it looks almost ridiculous. Wearing it to work tomorrow because I don't have time to start over. Well, I'll have to consume a lot of green beer to get used to this one!

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I ordered this after reading many, many reviews and seeing many, many swatches. And, I'm really sad to say, it's extremely unflattering on my pale, cool-toned skin, which kind of surprises me.

This is a beautiful, rich, medium, cool-toned green. It does, indeed, remind me of jade, though as jade comes in all kinds of shades of green and even purple, that's not saying much. I guess I should say, "I've seen jade this colour". I do wear greens (though not often), but this colour, unfortunately, manages to bring out all the red in my fingers (lobster hands!) while simultaneously bringing out any and all yellow undertones in my cool-toned, pale complexion. My hands look both reddened and sallow at the same time, ugh. This is probably amongst the top three least flattering colours I've ever worn in terms of my complexion. :(

That makes me sad, because the colour is really very pretty, and the formula is excellent, goes on smoothly, self-levels beautifully, and is absolutely opaque in two coats. It's a great quality polish in a beautiful colour (that just happens to look extremely awful on me).

It's not the fault of the polish that it doesn't look good on me, but as this is a personal review of my use of the polish, I can't give it more than two lippies, one for the colour and one for the formula. I really wish this looked better on me, and that I could give it more lippies, but if you're pale and cool-toned like I am (blue and pink undertones in your skin), I feel honour bound to warn you: this probably won't work any better for you than it does for me, sadly. I really want to wear this polish, but I just can't. :(

I've added this to my "give away" polish box. I know there are people on whom it would look absolutely gorgeous, so here's hoping it finds a good home. :)

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 7/29/2013 11:01:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Okay, so this color is a very pretty sea foam green shade, and it looks great on the nails.
You're gonna have to do two coats to get a solid color, and it does take awhile to dry but other than that this is a great polish and the color is beautiful.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 6/10/2013 8:06:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

The price was decent and the color looked good in the bottle, but I was disappointed by the result. The polish was thick and globby when it went on and when it dried it looked as if I'd put on wite-out and colored it green. Not very flattering and it's a shame because I liked the color in the bottle.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 5/29/2013 3:48:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am so in love with this nail polish.

First off, it's a beautiful forest green creme and its color is unique to my collection. Although it's a green polish, it's more sophisticated than most because of its dark hue and creme finish. I may be in the minority, but I would wear this polish to work. Also, it works well in all seasons. It's perfect for winter and the holiday season because of it's deep green color, but it also works well in spring and summer for this same reason (everything is turning green!). I also love it in the fall, when the deeper and richer color palettes are coming out.

Second, the formula is perfect. It applies like a dream with no streaks, goopiness, or dragging. It also lasts on my nails for 3-5 days with only minimal tip wear, which is unheard of for me.

This may be my absolute favorite nail polish!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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