Polish Name: Down To The Core-Al by OPI
Description: Down to the Core-al is a coral red with a matte finish.
Size: 15 mL
Collection: Neon Collection (Summer 2014)
This product contains no formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP.
About OPI: OPI is one of the most popular brands in professional nail polish. OPI is consistently featured in Allure, Cosmo, Instyle & People. They also partner with top brands and celebrities including Katy Perry, Disney, and tennis star Serena Williams. OPI polishes are long-lasting, chip resistant, and use a pro-wide brush for fast, smooth application.
Application Instructions: For best results first apply a base coat to clean, bare nails. Then apply 2-3 coats of colored polish (depending on its consistency and thickness). For long lasting wear finish with a top coat.
This is a gorgeous colour, but it's matte and when applied it dries instantly not permitting enough time to cover a nail. The 2nd and 3rd coats go on just as streaky as the 1st so not happy. The service and quick shipping was fabulous...it's the OPI product that dropped the ball. First world problem!
This coral is a bright pink! Love this shade. The color is definitely pink but leaning a bit towards orange instead of bright bubblegum or magenta. I did a pedicure using this color and it looks fantastic. It was a matte finish, so I added a super glossy top coat to jazz it up. The formula was nice too. Two coats were enough.
I was looking for a great neon coral for summer. As the previous reviewer said, it's a little less coral than it is pink, but that didn't bother me. I used a white undie to really make the colour pop. It's a little sheer, so it can be prone to overworking it. Use a steady hand, and you should be fine. The shade was so oerfect and bright I had to buy the whole set. Another tick in the win column for OPI.
I picked up the mini set of the OPI 2014 Neons from NPC.com. The lovely thing about the minis is you get the entire collection of these colours. Today I tried Down to the Core-Al. I really liked the application, even with the mini brush. I didn’t use a white polish as a base coat, just my normal clear coat. I also didn’t use any top coat on this one. Two coats of this polish was absolutely perfect and it dried SO FAST! Of course I also love how this polish dried matte. This one had by far the best formula of all the OPI Neons in this collection. I may have to pick up the large size bottle! Although this colour is called coral, to me it’s definitely more of a bright-in-your-face pink, which I love. There is a very subtle shimmer throughout this one.