Nail Polish/Care, OPI, Swatches

OPI Rising Star

I promised to keep the OPI swatches and reviews coming from the polishes in my haul so here is another :)

Today I reluctantly decided it was time to test Rising Star from the OPI Christmas collection. It looked the most terrifying in the bottle too me – an orangey gold so I have been avoiding it. Time to dig in…


First of all let me say that the coverage and application is flawless. One coat would have sufficed but you know what I’m like – I had to apply a second in the name of habit. Each coat dried in a few seconds to a creamy opaque finish.


The colour will definitely not be everyone’s cup of tea but it is slightly more wearable than it appears in the bottle. Bear in mind that I made this judgement based on my skintone. The orangeness of the gold brings out the pink tones in my hands (probably the only part of my body I appear to have a pink tone, the rest of me is yellowy).

I suspect that this shade might be very gorgeous on someone with darker skin than me (I’m NC25). I might even try it again when I have applied some false tan :)

This polish came in an OPI giftset with a gold bag and one other polish, Bring on the Bling – which I love (click here to see what Bring on the Bling looks like on my nails).

You can buy OPI polishes in selected pharmacies in Ireland and from

What are your thoughts? Would you wear this shade?


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