OPI Pamplona Purple

4.6

32 reviews

84% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 1/18/2015 10:32:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Wow - great colour. I picked this up in the discount bin for $1.89 at a local salon. Wasn't sure if I'd love it, as it appears as a fairly ho-hum, muted, creamy fushia colour in the bottle, but I love purples and at that price i couldn't lose.

Just tried an application and can say it's messy and a little hard to work with but worth it. I did one coat overall, then a touch up for the most transparent or uneven nails. I found I had to cap my nails with this colour because it really emphasizes any whiteness of your natural nail showing under the tips and on the edges (google this colour for images and you'll see what I mean), and it really shows any unevenness or mistakes. It's thick and the brush is a bit too big for the thickness of this colour and it was hard to get precise application evenly near the cuticles and sides of my nails. I have a few errors to clean up now. Think next time I'll do broad strokes with the OPI brush, then switch to a disposable, finer brush for the other areas.

The colour applies in a dark burgundy wine colour that i love.

I gave this product a low mark for packaging because I have had to toss more OPI colours than any other brand because of the propensity of their caps to get cemented to the bottle and I'm not a careless user. Even trying locking pliers can't budge the cap once this happens, and you realize the bottle could break before the cap budges, so it's a toss. It's made me so paranoid of this happening again that I periodically wipe the bottle neck with my fingers to make sure it is clean, while I'm doing an application. I had to with this colour, and so that made things extra messy (can't use a tissue with colour drying on your nails!).

This is the first regular nail colour I've used in a year or so, because i normally use my Nailene gel kit, but the price and colour are worth the fling! If this chips in 2 days or less, I may permanently disavow on any more regular nail polishes.

Update: Took off a lippie. It chipped in 3 days. Removed it and am mostly wearing Dior Nail Glow now. Will probably stick to my gel and other polishes when I want colour. Not sure if I will wear this one again though. Glad it was under 2 bucks!



Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love this color of purple! It is a medium red based purple cream. It goes on smoothly and is opaque in two coats. It looks fab with fair skin on fingers and toes. I recommend this shade to anyone that likes purple nail polish. I will definitely repurchase.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Just had my mani done with this and can't stop staring at my hands! Such a unique shade, and a very true, perfect creamy bright purple.


on 4/12/2013 12:04:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I cannot describe how much I love this polish! Of my entire collection it makes my top 3 and (along with do you lilac it? And got a date to-knight) I particularly love wearing purple nail polish and own more purple than any other colour. Pamplona is amazing. The colour is a perfect dark plum in 2 coats. Application is a dream, so smooth and even. The durability is amazing! I wore it just over a week before experiencing minimal tipwear and natural nail growth (i use an opi base and top coat) and it doesnt stain like i find with some oter purples in my collection. All round a truly perfect polish abd A gorgeous purple creme! I couldnt be happier with it :)

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 1/31/2013 5:27:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Nice shade but not a fan of OPI period. Expensive and never dries. Thumbs down.


on 1/27/2013 6:52:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't like this shade. It has too much blue in it.


on 8/31/2012 8:41:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is a pretty purple, but it dried much darker on my nails than the bottle color. I was hoping for a color that leaned a bit more towards fushia, but this looks like a dark grape/plum on my nails.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is actually my favorite color ever, and maybe my favorite polish too. Could have worn it with one coat, but two was just perfect. Completely opaque and an almost perfect purple.


on 11/30/2011 4:04:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I wanted this colour for so long and couldn't find it in any store as it was a limited edition. I tried Siberian Nights but it's way too dark, I really was looking for a medium purple type of shade.
And then one day, by chance, I found it! I really like the colour, it's stays on for quite a long time if you use a topcoat (I use rapid dry top coat from OPI). The only down side is that it needs 4 coats... After 3 it still was stripey.
But as 4 coats help it to hold on better, I don't mind!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Perfect mid-tone purple to bring out the warm tones of skin! I have plenty of similar colors (congeniality is my middle name, louvre me louvre me not) but this one is definitely different because it`s a medium purple with no shimmer and it looks so SHINY on the nail because of it!


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