As of today’s review on OPI Honey Ryder, I’ve now finished swatching and reviewing all 6 shades in the OPI Bond Girls Collection due out in May!
Honey Ryder is a light gold, which could work as an interesting neutral for some skin tones. However, on me, I wasn’t in love with it. It was a bit too yellow for me. Also, you know how I prefer high-contrast colours against my skin tone.
Still, as Tim Gunn would say, “Make it work!” So, I did. You’ll remember that not long ago, I showed you some nifty nail art I did using this plus another Liquid Sand nail polish from the same collection.
After that, I think Honey Ryder is a great base for textured nail art. It’s a great neutral that allows any design to really pop.
OPI Honey Ryder Pictures
OPI Honey Ryder Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of OPI Honey Ryder
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Shimmery gold
- Name: OPI Honey Ryder
- Collection: OPI Bond Girls Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Bond Girls Collection press release & quick swatches of all 6 shades
- Colours Available in the Collection: Vesper, Pussy Galore, Solitaire, Tiffany Case, Honey Ryder & Jinx
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons (Available in May)
OPI Honey Ryder Review
Honey Ryder by OPI reminds me of gold foil, if you were to take a piece and crinkle it. It’s pretty neat to look at in the sun because it really catches the light.
Unlike some of the other Liquid Sands in the collection, I found that Honey Ryder didn’t have as much contrasting glitter. It looks very much the same shade of gold throughout.
Although this wasn’t my favourite Liquid Sand in the Bond Girls Collection, I still thought it was lovely to use as a base for nail art. When I used it for a Scotch Tape manicure, I found the neutral gold let the design (featuring a bolder shade) really pop!
Honey Ryder by OPI has a Liquid Sand finish, so there’s noticeable texture, but it’s not sharp and scratchy. Also, although the finish looks so thick and chunky, it’s actually not difficult to remove as you’d expect.
Application & Formula
Honey Ryder by OPI flowed easily onto my nails, and I found it very easy to control.
I also loved how quickly it dried. Whenever I’m in a pinch, a Liquid Sand polish is a great choice because you just wait a few minutes after painting your nails, and you’re good to go!
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
OPI Honey Ryder would look way better on someone who either has a richer skin tone than I do or who has stronger yellow undertones than I do.
I wasn’t crazy about how it looked on me as is, but when I used it under nail art, I really thought it was fun!
Which of the shades in the OPI Bond Girls Collection do you like the most? How would you wear OPI Honey Ryder?