Think of the nail polish that raised you. Maybe it was the bright poppy red you watched your mom paint on her toes every summer, or the shiny bubblegum pink you drained until it was dry and crusty in middle school. Whatever your memory, chances are good that the glass bottle sticking out in your mind had a faded OPI label on it.
The nail brand is iconic, thanks to its signature long-wearing, glossy formula and cheeky shade names. But with more than 500 bottles, shopping for a simple nude out of the brand’s expansive lineup can be a bit of a headache. That’s why, to make the process a little easier, we’re rounding up the 10 best-selling OPI shades that everyone agrees on.
Ahead, you’ll find universally-loved reds (like Big Apple), flattering pinks (remember Bubble Bath?), and moody berries (who can forget Lincoln Park After Dark?). Scroll through to find your new favorite, or rediscover a shade you forgot how much you loved.
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The great equalizer of nail polishes, this sheer pinky-nude is beloved by just about everyone for every occasion.
OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath, $10.5, available at Ulta Beauty
A true red polish that practically screams “PICK ME!” from the shelf, Big Apple Red is a cult classic for a reason.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red, $10.5, available at Ulta Beauty
Best paired with a heavy pour of Chianti, OPI Malaga Wine is quite possibly the perfect shade of burgundy.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Malaga Wine, $8.72, available at Amazon
For something as simple as white nail polish, it can easily go so, so wrong. (Wite-Out nails, anyone?) But Alpine Snow never lets you down — whether you’re going for an opaque Ariana Grande manicure or salon-quality French tips.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow, $10.5, available at Amazon
If you went through an emo phase, then it’s very likely you had a bottle of Lincoln Park After Dark on your dresser — right next to your Fall Out Boy CD and Hot Topic rubber bracelets. But, unlike those studded belts you wore in middle school, this moody berry stands the test …read more