Monday, 6 February 2012

Classic Monday "Midnight In Moscow" Review

Midnight In Moscow is described as "Charcoal with a hint of maroon glimmer." by OPI.

Midnight In Moscow was originally released as part of the 2007 Russian Collection. I can vividly remember looking at the ad campaign for this collection and thinking I really want that colour. Of course that was before my OPI obsession kicked into full gear so let's fast forward to 2011 when I finally got my hands on this colour. 

First impression of this colour in the bottle can make you think it's black but once held up to the light, it's a whole other story. This colour is a beautiful soft black/charcoal with hints of reddish brown shimmer all through the polish. You'll never have to worry about this colour looking black when worn. When you have this colour on, it looks different under any light. Indoor, you tend to see more of the charcoal with red undertones and out in the sunlight it's full on red shimmer. 

The formula for this colour is on the thick side which made my application a little messier then usual. Due to the formula being on the thick side, only 2 coats were needed for it to be opaque. The thicker formula did make it a little harder to have even coverage and I did find that bald spots could be seen in strong light. The colour wore very well and after 4 days I had only minimum tip wear and no chips.

My big worry with this colour was that is was going to look too vampy aganist my super pale skin. When worn in the fall/winter, it's not a problem at all. I would even consider this to be a great fall/winter work appropriate colour.

What was your favorite in the Russian Collection?

Sorry for the tip wear folks, I took this on day 4 but it still looks pretty good!



  1. this is such a lovely colour! x

  2. Thanks for reading! It's definitely a must have for any collection