|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I gotta say I love this polish. Standard OPI bottle and brush, so I won't say more about that. La Paz-itively Hot Matte is a slightly rosy hot pink with a fuchsia flash when seen in the light. As is obvious from the name, it's a matte and does indeed dry to a flat matte finish, but I much prefer this with topcoat on to really make the colour pop.
Application was a breeze, the formula is very easy to work with and drying time is incredibly short, probably somewhere in the region of 30s to 1 min. I got bottle colour with just one coat, no streaking or any other problems without a base coat. Wear on my toes with 1 coat of Seche Vite was about 4-5 days before major chips occurred though there was minor tip wear before that, quite reasonable because I wear covered shoes frequently and don't take much care to prevent chips.
In a nutshell, I love this shade. Application is super-easy, the colour is bright and really pops - I love using it when I'm in a bit of a funk as it's a great perk-me-up. It's also quite handy that it's a matte though I would rarely wear it as it is, since you can always give it a glossy finish with topcoat. Would definitely repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I liked the color, very bright hot pink with blue undertones. I wore this on my toenails as it's too bright for my fingers. The color is beautiful and it dries so quickly.
Unfortunately it doesn't last, it chipped after only 3 days (OPI nail polishes usually last more than 1 week on my toe nails!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
OPI's La Paz-itively Hot Matte is a hot, HOT matte pink. I have a few hot pinks but saw some swatches of this so I just had to get it. I ordered mine off eBay and was so excited for it to arrive!
I have OPI's You Don't Know Jacques Suede which is a very similar formula to the Mattes, so I knew what to expect. I actually love how it dries almost instantly, and it was pretty opaque after just one coat, but I applied 2, just to even out the slight streakiness. As I said, I knew what to expect from this type of formula so I wasn't surprised to see it chip today as I was washing my hair (I did my manicure last night). It is too bad, but I won't remove any lippies for it since the label clearly states that Mattes do not wear like regular OPI nail lacquer.
What I like best about this formula is that because it dries so fast, I'm able to Konad almost right after, and I've become a recent Konad addict, so that's bonus for me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Beatiful bright pink colour with pink sheen
Two coats give fully opaque coverage
Unique matte finish
Doesn't stay on very long, chips after just one day
The colour is not very flattering on my NC25 skin. I think it will look better on my toes rather my fingernails.
Too $$$ if you buy from department store
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I am kinda mehhh about this polish. I don't like matte polishes to begin with, and I got this in a swap and she failed to tell me that it was the matte formula. >_< The color is nice enough and the matte look is alright for the first day until it starts chipping, and then it just looks like you wore the polish for a month by then. I don't know what OPI was thinking with the mattes and the suedes. I like my np shiny and I think everyone else does too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really like this polish. I have heaps of pinks but the matte finish of this makes it something completely different. Application is a little bit difficult (like any matte finish). It takes 2-3 coats to make it neat and tidy. I use OPI Nail Envy Matte as a base coat and this makes the polish last a lot longer than without one. The colour is lovely and bright and quite a bit deeper toned than hot pink. Unlike the other OPI matte shades La Paz has a slight sheen to it. I really like this and would definitely buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
UPDATE-I now use the ESSIE MATTE topcoat and have decided that in comparison this polish is garbage.
That's my hand up there, 4 fingers are LaPaz Matte, the other is Lincoln Park After Dark Matte. Love the color, love the matte, hate how long it lasts (not long).
EDIT: 24 hours later, 8 nails have a small chip, 1 is intact, and 1 is a complete mess.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
When I first used this nailpolish, I followed the instructions - no base coat, no top coat. Polish looked amazing......for all of about 10 hours, when I noticed the polish on my little finger had almost entirely peeled off. Grrr. So, I figured I had nothing to lose by trying a base and top coat - after all, the polish was barely getting thru a work day. I tried using Orly's Bonder Basecoat and Matte Top Topcoat, and I can now get three to four chip free days. The polish looks slightly more satin than without the topcoat, but still pretty matte. Very nice polish, and I love the unusual finish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I usually stay away from magenta-ish colors because they dont go well will my C4 skin, I bought this color because of the amazing swatches I saw online. It went well with my skin tone. Although I dont find this product to be SUPER matte, (like how the Essie matte about you top coat makes everything look) I find that this product looks like really pretty satin. It has a slight sheen to it, but not the usual gloss effect.
I did use a base coat, and I did use hand lotion and rose salve on my hands, but I just quickly wiped the surface of my nails on my pants, and I was back to the matte/satin look (that wasnt so bad! OPI kept scaring us about using any products, w/ this polish, and it was fine with me!) I didnt get any chipping on the first day. I did get a slight chip on 1 of my nails when I was fumbling with the groceries, but I suspect that it was due to my nail not being in good condition to begin with, so I wont blame the polish for that.
Overall, this was a pretty polish!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this! It looks so different compared to all of the regular nail polishes. So far its still going strong after 1 day :)...The color is also beautiful!! I want this in the green shade (can't remember the name right now.)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I can't comment on the original non-matte version of this. However, the matte version is gorgeous! Like someone below me said it is like satin. It almost has these beautiful gorgeous purple fuschia undertones to it in different lights. I have not painted my nails in years and my hands are a little shaky but this stuff dries perfectly and very quick. I did two coats in a matter of 4-5 minutes. I can't comment yet on the longevity of this polish but the fact that it dries so quick and was easy to put on makes it a winner for me. I will repurchase this when I run out for sure! This is definitely a beautiful color!
Update: Apparantly I posted my review too soon. Day 2 of this nail polish and it's chipping. Just wanted to update. However, I will continue to wear this as the color is just that gorgeous!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Hot pink matte finish.
Sure, it's streaky when you apply it but once you get it down it's worth it. I use a base coat even when I said not to. I honestly think it helps with a base coat. I lasts A LOT longer than 1 day with the base coat hahaha :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this out of sheer curiosity, because I've never worn a matte nail polish before.
La Paz-itively Hot Matte is a beautiful colour! I have no idea what the original looks like, so I can't comment on how it compares. This looks exactly like pink satin fabric though!
The application kind of sucks... there is a definite learning curve with this polish. If you apply too many strokes, the colour starts coming off! Maybe it's because it dries really fast... Anyhow, I found that loading the brush (and fanning it out) helps. Two coats looks just fine and isn't too streaky.
Even though the bottle says not to use a base coast, I used one. I used Nail Envy treatment by O.P.I. That might be why it hasn't chipped yet (It's been about 16 hours since I applied it) and it might have helped the polish apply smoother.
I don't think this will last more than 2 days on my nails though, it seems fragile compared to normal nail polish.
Bottom line: nice colour if you like bright pink, pretty matte finish, and try a base coat
UPDATE: Only lasted through 2 showers, just over 1 day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
La Paz-itively Hot Matte isone of 6 colours that were released in the OPI Matte collection for 2009.
I have been wanting to try a matte polish for a while and once I heard OPI were releasing a collection… I knew I had to try their colours. I was excited when I finally got this and tried it on immediately. I just adore this original colour from OPI, so I thought that this one would be another great version of the colour. By looking at the bottle side by side with the original it doesn’t seem to match up. This new one seems to be a little lighter.
The application: The colour is lovely and it dried relatively quick, however don't be fooled when it turns matte..... you still need to wait for the polish to dry thoroughly…. Which seemed to take a while! Personally I did not like the way it applied. It applied streaky and uneven… even with a second coat it looked streaky and kinda lumpy.
I didn't apply a base coat... as OPI suggest NO base coat.
Wear: UM HORRIBLE! I have to tell you that the wear of this polish was hideous. I chipped the same day..... and when I say chipped a whole chunk came off my thumb and pinky. Utterly disgusted by the wear of this polish.
Overall thoughts: I would not wear this one again, the lasting ability of this polish is just not good enough and chipping so quickly makes your nails look tacky… so buy again? No thank you