Never underestimate the power of a good manicure. The right shade on your nails can make you feel at the top of your game. And behind almost every day-making mani is OPI. The innovative formulas and no-frills packaging have made OPI the nail brand of choice for professionals for decades. The highly pigmented colours, extensive selection, and playful names have made it a consumer favourite too. What would we do without Lincoln Park After Dark or Big Apple Red? Thankfully, we’ll never have to find out. From darks to reds to tans, click through to discover the 10 best OPI nail colours of all time!
OPI Big Apple Red ($10)
The reddest of reds and the go-to for any red-nail devotee. In times of need, this opaque cream lacquer has you covered in just one coat.
OPI Malaga Wine ($8)
A true wine shade—not too red, not too purple—that transitions beautifully between the seasons. And it’s not too dark, which means it’s flattering even on the fairest skin tones.
OPI My Private Jet ($7)
If the name hasn’t sold you, the subtle holographic glitter will (yes, we said “subtle holographic glitter”). The base is a rich brown—not quite black—which is the perfect complement to the warm gold metallic shimmer.
OPI You Don't Know Jacques! ($9)
A taupe/greige, You Don’t Know Jacques! is the hue for girls who like their neutrals to work a little harder.
OPI Lincoln Park After Dark ($10)
The shade so popular it launched its own spinoff, Lincoln Park After Dark is a deep wine-colored lacquer that leaves nails impossibly glossy. Need something vampier? Lincoln Park at Midnight (After Dark’s edgier and equally popular little sister) is a cooler, slightly purpler version of the original with just a hint of shimmer.
OPI Cajun Shrimp ($8)
This nearly neon coral screams summer pedicure. You can’t pick a better color to accentuate a tan. Can’t find this one at the nail salon? We swear Collins Ave is the exact color.
OPI Russian Navy ($8)
It launched a thousand dupes, but all too blue or too sparkly. Russian Navy is still the navy blue polish when you want a little shimmer with your indigo manicure.
OPI Black Onyx ($10)
You may think black is black, but those in the know know OPI’s black is the blackest, most opaque lacquer on the market. It’s so good, in fact, that OPI has never made another (shimmer-free) black. To put that in perspective, the brand has over 30 reds.
OPI The Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It ($8)
For everyone mourning the loss of Moonsooner or Later, this orange-red polish is the next best thing.