OPI Kyoto Pearl is a sheer pearly, frosty white nail lacquer. The finish isn’t a hardcore frost or a blingy metallic, but it’s a pretty bang-on duplicate for a pearl finish. If you can master the art of getting a streak-free result it really does look like a delicate piece of pearl but, alas, I am not that deft when it comes to polish application.
One coat is a bit of streaky affair, but two coats gives a nice mix of coverage and translucency. One thing to note about this lacquer is that you need flawless nails to get a good finish. I’m talking buffed, shined, ridge filled, ultra manicured perfection, otherwise it highlights every lump, bump and divot in your nail. Ideal for brides who are rocking a set of old-school acrylics, maybe? Regardless, it’s still a pretty ethereal colour.
OPI nail lacquers are AU$19.95 for 15ml, available from David Jones and all good nail salons. Polish on!