I can't believe I never got around to writing a review of An Affair in Red Square, since I've owned it - and loved it - for several years. As other reviewers have said, it's the most gorgeous shade of red ever, an absolute must-have. I have gotten more compliments on this polish than any other.
Although there are other reds I prefer (my first ever polish purchase was Moscow Red), this color is a beauty. Could be a 1 coater depending on application. Shiny, saturated, almost foil like finish. It reminds me of a Christmas ornament, but would also look beautiful on summer kissed skin. I put this one in my "keeper" pile. I don't keep polish on long enough to comment on wear. As an added bonus, throw a matte top coat over it. It almost glows, even in low light. I think I like it better with the matte top coat.
Absolutely lovely colour! Personally I tend to prefer cooler reds against my skin tone, but the shine this one has more than makes up for it. A very empowering shade, when I wear it I feel like I could do anything. got this one at a salon the first time as a try and I definitely recommend it.
The polish has a very smooth finish and only two coats were needed to get a rich and lovely colour.
Believe all the hype about this polish; it's well-deserved. It is truly the caviar of reds, the ultimate red.
And I know red polishes. I came of age during the '80s, when color choices were limited to pinks or reds....that's probably why we all went so nuts over the iconic fuchsia shade of that decade, it was something different.
An Affair In Red Square is the most gorgeous, saturated, intense, gleaming red I've ever worn. Two coats is all you need. I topped it with Sally Hansen Super Shine top coat, and so far it's been four days with not a single chip nor even tip wear. And I do a lot of cleaning and washing dishes. So the wear is impressive.
I've done reviews on other beautiful reds, like China Glaze Red Pearl and Essie Scarlett O'Hara, but An Affair In Red Square beats them. Last night I almost let a pot boil over onto the stove because I was standing there staring at my nails.
There are a million red polishes out there, but this one is a must-have. I can't believe I waited so long to try this one! I love red polishes, I own a bunch of them, and I am picky about them. An Affair in Red Square is SO BEAUTIFUL. I'd describe the shade as a bright crimson foil. Super-glowy and shiny, very sexy and feminine. I have other metallic, Christmas-y reds in my collection and yet this one is superior. The reviewer below described this as "the Cadillac of nail polishes"- lol! I can see why someone would say that! Photos really don't do this color justice, OPI did a good job with this one.
Incredible formula too, you can get away with only one coat but I prefer to use two. As always with OPI, no problems with application or wear. Love this! Would definitely buy it again.
The Cadillac of nail polishes. I only use one coat as I find its enough coverage and doesn't chip, rather after a few days it fades at the tips. The colour is beautiful, reminds me of Christmas, which is summer where I live, but oh how it makes me feel wintery holidayish by the fire with hot coco! Even a nail polish dummy could apply this, it's so easy and smooth. Usually I reserve red nails for shorter length nails but this colour is not so aggressive that it still looks great on longer nails too. The hint of shimmer lifts it and nails look incredibly pretty
Yet another polish I got marked down to half price at the beauty supply in my neighbourhood. I just applied this yesterday so cannot comment as to wear (yet...but I will update) but this is another absolutely STUNNING polish from OPI. A true slightly warmer toned candy apple red with the most eye catching, pretty glitter/shimmer. This is truly a "4 seasons" polish....it would look great at any time of year. It would be stunning over the Holiday season but it is no less appropriate in the warmer weather we're now experiencing where I live.
My understanding is that this is one of the shades OPI is keeping from their Russian collection and I am really relieved about that because this is a unique shade and one that suits me and appeals to me so much that I will always want to wear this!
I bought this impulsively at CVS a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! It's a blue-toned satiny, glowy, and perfect red. I get tip wear fairly quickly with it, but it's worth it for the gorgeous color! It instantly lifts my mood and lasts a few days
I am addicted to this one. This is my go-to red, the one where I need to feel confident and in charge. The saturation of the colour is amazing, and there's a faint, lovely shimmer to it that just makes the nails pop. It's a perfect red, not too cherry, not too wine, just perfect. I do my nails myself (being a broke grad student), and at a conference down South where all the ladies had professional manicures, people kept asking me where I'd had my nails done. So this is a keeper. It goes on well, dries pretty fast, and with a good topcoat, resists chips well. This one is worth it, every last cent. And with the name, it makes me feel like a Soviet spy, a definite bonus.
This was the first nailpolish I ever bought - ever. and boy was I surprised when I found out other colours/brands didn't hold a candle to it's ease of application and durability! This is still (after 5 years) my favourite polish overall. Nothing has ever compared.. and it has lasted me forever!! I'm just about ready to buy a new one, and I hope I can find it. PLEASE don't discontinue this colour!!!
The colour itself is the most beautiful red I have ever owned.