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Opi Natural Nail Base Coat
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on 12/2/2017 5:28:00 AM
More reviews by Kettlehewer
Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
Sadly this black doesn't have the same formula as other colours - it's very goopy, but also quite liquid at the same time, which can make it hard to place it on your nail and control where it goes. The thickness makes you push it around more, but the liquidy-ness makes it run into your cuticle and the corners of your nails.That said, I used one coat and got a smooth, opaque application. There were some bubbles but that might be my application.There are other good black polishes out there that don't cost $20 a bottle, I'm sure of it.
on 3/8/2017 2:08:00 PM
More reviews by kalliex
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Background: My nails are almost always painted and 9 times out of 10, they are black. I would always pick up a cheap $2 black nail polish and ended up painting my nails every 2-3 days. I decided to splurge and get a more expensive one, hoping it would hold up better. I am a laser technician and use my hands a lot in addition to constantly washing them and typing. This is ok, I think it performs best with a basecoat underneath which I don't always do. This can chip and peel and i've had it for maybe 2-3 months and it was super thick and gloopy last night so I added polish remover to try and thin it out which I typically do. I'm hoping that works but i'm annoyed that it did that because I keep it on my dresser and closed. I always use my rapid dry top coat from essie on any nail polish I use. I find myself still having to paint my nails 1-2 times a week. It's a shiny cream black, just like the $2 sinful color one I have but I guess this is a little bit better. All in all, I probably will purchase from another HE brand like china glaze when I run out and see if that holds up better. I do love OPI, though, and have other colors by them so maybe it's just the way I use my hands that make polish hard to keep.If I don't find any other HE brand black that lives up to what I am wanting then maybe I would repurchase this, although I put no on here.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/29/2016 3:25:00 PM
More reviews by Ashpine17
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I don't know if I got a bad batch but this nail polish for me was streaky; it is not a one-coater unlike china glaze's liquid leather. I have small, round nails so I found the wide brush difficult to use since nail polish kept getting outside my nails. This nail polish is a little pricey for the drugstore and I think liquid leather is a better alternative for this particular color; the only problem is that china glaze is difficult to find since I see it only in ulta and online.
on 7/22/2015 2:03:00 PM
More reviews by sprite26
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
There are a lot of black creme polishes out there and they are NOT all the same. This one is fine, opaque in two coats (definitely not a one-coater unfortunately), no problems with application or wear. Nice inky black color and it dries to a shiny finish. But for a black nail polish I would recommend either Illamasqua's Boosh (my HG black) or FingerPaints' Black Expressionism. Both are opaque in one coat and have a deep, rich, glossy color. I love OPI, and Black Onyx is perfectly alright. But I wouldn't buy it again.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/31/2014 10:52:00 PM
More reviews by rasew
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Pros:- shade is a true black- opi standardCons:- not opaque in one coat - became too thick for easy application relatively quickly
on 5/31/2014 7:09:00 PM
More reviews by cocobinx
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Perfect opaque black. Good quality.
on 7/16/2013 8:35:00 PM
More reviews by mwebba1
Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm
I finally got this after lusting after it since 2008! I started with Orly Liquid Vinyl (which is my baby) then I got Essie Licorice (also a beautiful black with an excellent formula. But I just had to get this. I love black nail polish! It is so classy on short manicured nails and toes. I was in Target late one night and this polish winked at me like it wanted to go home with me. I had to get it. I love this with 2 coats. This is not opaque in one coat like Orly. But it is a beautiful black with a wonderful formula and I love the prowide brush!!!! And the round OPI bottles are great too. Well done OPI!
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 4/4/2013 5:56:00 AM
More reviews by kkets
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I've had a different experience with this colour as compared to other reviewers.I simply adore this colour. It's such a true black and look extremely sophisticated on short manicured nails. It does tend to chip but that has been my experience with all dark colours in the OPI range. Another reviewer suggested 2 layers of top coat - I might try this next time.I usually get this colour professionally applied at the salon as it's a tricky colour to apply precisely - so I haven't personally noticed that it is too runny because I just let the professional at the salon do her thing.I simply love the colour and I think the quality is good so I give this a 4 lipstick rating and I'll be using this colour again and again.
on 2/9/2013 5:31:00 PM
More reviews by Picon08
Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral
A completely mediocre product. I was expecting a lovely glossy, easy to apply polish - but this is runny and gloopy at the same time. You will need at least two coats to get a good coverage. I will not comment on lasting power as this can be affected by your base & top coat. I use it on my swatch sticks (for duochromes) so that it is not a waste and will not be buying another one when (and if) it does run out. Also the price is high for me (in New Zealand dollars) when I can get a Jordana polish that is better for much less.EDIT: Okay my review is rather scathing...but trust me my bottle was horrible. I love OPIs in general and so this was a greater disappointment than most lol.
on 2/9/2013 12:43:00 AM
More reviews by NightAtTheOpera
Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse
I love OPI but this polish left a lot to be desired. I was constantly having to thin it out. And it wasn't the easiest to work with. It wasn't horrific but I'm sure you can find a different simple black cream for less that works better.
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