Polish Name: Love Is Hot And Coal by OPI
Description: Love Is Hot And Coal is a metallic charcoal shimmer.
Size: 15 mL
Collection: Gwen Stefani 2014 Holiday Collection
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.
If you're looking for a nice, proper charcoal colour it is absolutely this one! The formula goes on seemingly thin the first coat (I've found that happens with a lot of dark colours but doesn't mean a bad formula either) but the 2nd coat gives it that perfect opague shade. It really does have a lovely charcoal feel so it's not a dark black & the shimmer gives it a subtle pop which captures light. It's not a black, it's not a grey, it is an excellent charcoal; love it & love the formula!
I liked this colour. It's a warm charcoal black, has a slight shimmer or shine to it. First coat went on thin but a second coat made it opaque so didn't need a 3rd coat. I say "warm" because it's not a stark, sharp black but it is a pretty & elegant colour; doesn't have a goth or Halloween feel to it. Stays on well with base & top coat, can always glam it up with a glitter if needed. Nice addition to my dark/black collection.