Big Apple Red dates back to the Fall of 2000, when OPI released their New York City collection of 12 nail polishes, including this very shade. The polish was a great success, so OPI made it a part of the Classic collection of colors.
Apart from having a trendy retro look, OPI’s Big Apple Red can be called a true red nail polish, suitable for almost any occasion. This red is absolutely pure with no blue/orange undertones and will work with many skin tones. The color you see in the bottle is exactly the shade you will get when you apply the polish.
2 coats of OPI Big Apple Red NL N25 + a top coat:
Here I have a top coat over Big Apple Red, but the finish was glossy even without the top. Almost forgot – it’s gorgeous on toes!
When I was painting my nails with it, I remembered about another red nail polish I have and love – Sephora’s Cherry Popsicle:
Here’s a comparison of OPI Big Apple Red (middle and pinky fingers) and Sephora Cherry Popsicle (index and ring fingers). I did two coats of each polish:
On my nails Big Apple looks deeper and richer, more sophisticated perhaps, while Cherry Popsicle is lighter, more cheerful and on a warm side of red. As for the application, both polishes are perfect. Staying power… well, here OPI wins hands down, because Sephora fades on tips on the second day :(
Never the less, I’m happy I have them both in my stash :)