This week’s gel colour shade is Opallac Red Light District – Gel Polish Swatch and mini review for your info gathering purposes.
And the ridiculously reflective shot that I don’t like but posted to show you the mirror shine that I could almost do my lipstick in. Perfect surface to contour on the run? Perhaps not, but you could probably check your teeth for parsley post-lunch break in this shine.
This shot is practically a selfie cos hello, that is my outline there and I had nothing nearby to block the reflection.
Name: Red Light District – available here or select Priceline (AU) stores
Collection: Core Collection
Colour (or family): Red
Type & Finish: Crème
Size: 7.5ml / 0.25oz
Formula & Application notes:
Smooth and labeled as a cream but has a subtle jelly feel to it thanks to it’s thinner consistency. This is 3 super thin coats. You can see in the second image how reflective and shiny it is with the top coat – seriously could not stop it reflecting the background as you can see in the perfect outlines of the second shot. So yes, gloss is great on this one.
I had no problem with application as such but it was a touch thinner in consistency than others in this collection which is why I opted for 3 super thin coats for swatching. Cos pooling in the sidewalls ain’t sexy 😁 I don’t care what anyone tries to tell you… No.
It’s a medium warm red, so would suit olive skin superbly, same goes if you have a slight tan (real or fake – unless it leans orange like some, ahem, Cheetoh-dusted Presidents). If you are on the pale end of fair skin tone spectrum, you might also want to look into Opallac’s Miami Sun or Seductress – these two reds have a touch of blue and darker and can often be more flattering for some.
Good base for nail art IMHO, and is one of those colours that is classic, hot paired with a black dress, or dressed up with bling.
I understand some people ‘dislike’ reds (not me!) cos they are traditional, but I think there is always room for at least one flattering red nail polish in every collection. OK maybe Goths would disagree, but even then would you seriously want a Helmer only full of Carbon Black? Haha 😂 I kid.
There are a thousand bajillion red polishes – just look at the 80’s, so there’s bound to be some! I ain’t gonna list them here.