OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress

4.5

552 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I loove INRAW! I am normally not a red polish person, I wear it very rarely. But this one is so popular and it looked beautiful in pictures so I decided to try it. This did not disappoint! It's nearly opaque in one coat and really easy to apply with OPI's wide brush. The shimmer is gorgeous. Even for someone who doesn't usually go for reds, this is a must-have.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Most gorgeous red! In some online pics, it looks more bright red, kind of an average red color. When I tried it, I was surprised to see a deep, stunning red. Very flattering on my pale, warm-toned skin. Love how it contrasts to my pale hands. Highly recommend! This is great for fair, medium or darker skin tones. No wonder it's so popular!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I honestly don't get the hype with this one. Supposedly it's OPI's top-selling color?
INRAW is a slightly brownish medium red shimmer. Looks so boring and un-special on the nail, it's really one of my least-favorite OPI's.

Good formula though, so two lippies instead of just one. But I would definitely not buy this one again.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been admiring this color for some time and finally decided to buy it. I love it. It goes on easily and the color is a beautiful dark slightly metallic red with some brown undertones that looks great with pale skin. After a week of normal wear (see photo), I had one small chip that I "patched" with a thin layer of the polish. It did't re-chip.

I see that other reviewers have had chipping problems and I have occasionally had that issue too with OPI, usually when I applied thicker coats. For this color, I first applied the OPI infinite shine base, then two thin coat of the polish, a top coat of Glossfinity from Max Factor and the OPI quick drying drops.

The other OPI color I use regularly is Relentless Ruby, which I also like very much (no reviews yet for this color on MUA). It's a brighter, truer red than I'm Not Really A Waitress. It also doesn't have any metallic tones to it.

Relentless Ruby is more of a summer color for me; I'm Not Really A Waitress is ideal for the fall/winter months.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I wasn't planning on getting this polish at all, as I thought it was overhyped, but a friend gave me a miniature bottle. Having tried it for myself I will definitely be buying the full size bottle. It's such a classic must have. Typical OPI quality - easy to apply and lasts well.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Five stars for I'm Not Really A Waitress. There's not much more I can add to the description of this polish that hasn't already been said, so I'll skip that part. I will say though that red is my favourite colour and I have loved it my entire life so believe you me I know the colour red in all its various nuances. I have several red polishes in my collection (cremes, frosts, sparkles, jellys) that I chose quite carefully and I have scrutinized and passed on many, many more. If I had to choose my two favourites they would be OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress and OPI Red Hot Rio. Take it from an expert on the colour red, if red is your favourite colour too you will love this polish. It's dark and mysterious and simply superb.

* Crazy side note - I was inspired to write this review because I made red velvet cupcakes yesterday and I couldn't help but notice what a lovely complement my manicure in this colour was to the cupcakes... oh the joys of life!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

INRAW is a slightly frosty, deep red which is considered to be one of OPI's classic colours and has a cult following. I love the colour and find it to be worth the hype. The slight frostiness makes the colour unique and it is a red wine colour which would be flattering on many skin tones. It has excellent lasting power. It applies like a dream, reaching opacity in two coats. Worth the hype!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I WANTED to love this red because it is one of the most talked about reds of all time.
However, for some reason this polish turns out way darker on me than in pictures/in the bottle/on others. It is almost a "muddy" red, with hints of brown. It isn't a bad color, but it wasn't what I was hoping to get with I'm Not Really a Waitress.
The wear time on this is good, especially with proper topcoat and basecoat.
I like this polish and will wear it, but I probably will not repurchase.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a perfect red. It is deep and shiny, easy to apply and dries very quickly. It is a polished, classy, work appropriate colour. It looks slightly frosty in the bottle, however does not apply frosty at all. I love this colour and would recommend to anyone, I truly believe any skin tone could pull it off! A true classic worthy of its stellar reputation.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I have re-purchased this more times than I care to remember.
Wears great, applies just fine..no complaints!!
Such a great red. I think almost any skin tone could wear this!

This makes you feel beautiful and sexy and confident, and is just a great, great color. I can get close to a week before it chips.

For a red, I think this is actually pretty neutral red, even though it does appear to be a cooler red than an orange red....Just a very classy, classic shade!!
I have tried many, many, many reds, and this is still my fave.....even after all these years!!




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