I thought it would be a brighter purple. Tho I do love the black cherry color. It's very dark. In the light you can see the sparkles and the purple. It goes with just about everything I wear. I will buy this one again. Two coats and a top coat..perfect.
In the bottle, the color looks very much a deep nice purple with lots of gold shimmer. But the finished product (two coats) on the nail looks ehhhhhhhhh. You can't really see the shimmer and the nice purple looks basically black. In the sun/light I guess you can tell that it's purple but it's not as purple as I hoped it would be.
With one coat, the color looks like a wine burgundy color, again with no shimmer but one coat alone will not suffice because it's looks quite streaky.
I was very disappointed because the color did not turn out as nice and shimmery as I hoped it would. Just looks boring and basically black... Almost like opi's siberian nights. Very disappointing!
Great formula, as always, and great coverage. Two easy coats. I love this blackened berry color!
Ok, I accidentally ordered two bottles from Amazon but luckily I like it. I'll use two coats and top with Sally Hanson Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthening Topcoat. It's glossier than OPI top coat and makes the color stay on longer as well.
This is actually a very gorgeous colours and has MANY different shades to it, depending on lighting. In the bottle, it appears to be a dark reddish, burgundy colour that is almost brown. However, when applied, you will start seeing a splash of purple. Under lighting, the polish will appear to be more purplish-red, instead of that dark vampy brown. Overall, like most OPI nail polishes, it's quick drying and wet enough to easily apply. However, like all OPI nail polishes, it's a bit more expensive than most drug store brands; however, i believe it is worth it
the color is a very deep shade of red, almost brownish. More than two coats and it looks too dark, almost black. Two coats and it is just perfect, a nice super dark cherry color. Might not be the favorite of many, but I think it is ok, I would buy it again if I ever finish the bottle!
Oh Goodness! I love this colour!
Normally, I don't wear dark polishes, but for some reason I decided to give this one a go.
Well, it turned out to be one of my favourites!
This dark wine/purple/burgundy colour is so fantastic! Since the colour is a flat finish, it doesn't look as harsh as many other darks tend to look.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is trying a dark hue for the first time.
I am not into dark vampy colors but I do love reds, so I picked this up. I applied one coat to my toenails and it read as black in normal indoor lighting. However, with my feet up on the dashboard on a sunny day............wow it looks really gorgeous! I think of this as a deep red that's almost black in the bottle. I think that I would repurchase this if I ever ran out. Of course the formula is fantastic, for application & wear. And the pro-wide brush has just about ruined me for anything else. If you want a vampy color, this is worth consideration.
Application: If you are used to the pro-wide brush, application is not much of an issue. However, I did have a bit of trouble getting the right amount of product from the bottle onto my nails- which is generally not the case for OPI polishes. Layered 2 coats on top of SV base coat, finished with SV Fast Dry Topcoat.
Colour: I've come to the conclusion that this colour would probably have more of an effect on fairer (and olive) skin tones. On skin tones darker than about N/NC/NW 40, this would just look like a dark brown or black. The colour does show up a little better when you hold your fingers right under your eyes, but why would you do that?
Duration: I've just put this on, so I'll come back and report later!
I'll not be buying this colour again. It's good overall, but looks quite bland on me.
Provisional verdict: 3 lippies
Since I am so hard on my fingernails, I usually stick to painting my toenails. I am usually drawn to pinks, nudes, and other light colors, so why this color caught my eye, I'll never know. But, it was my first OPI polish and I have nothing but good things to say about it.
Packaging: I love that the brush is soft but firm and doesn't drip while you are using it. The bottle is not ostentatious, but looks very professional.
Consistency: The first coat goes on fairly sheer, with full opacity at two coats. The polish goes on smoothly, no bubbles, and is highly pigmented.
Appearance: With two coats, the color is true to its appearance in the bottle. The shimmers aren't as visible as in the bottle, but that can't really be expected considering how close the bottle is when you look at it. The shimmers are most visible in daylight, I found, and look spectacular.
Longevity: I wore this on my toes for two weeks and finally repainted them because the polish grew out. It was still intact and barely chipped.
A great polish that I would highly recommend! :)