Please note that in real life, the polish has a touch more pink undertones than what the bottle pictures might suggest. (I wasn’t able to get spot-on colour accuracy with my camera, and I keep it simple and don’t do colour correction with editing software.)
In the bottle, it looks like an ordinary purple, but I was so happy to see that on the nails, it has a jelly-ish finish for that ‘squishy’ look that’s so cool!
You must wear a top coat to really bring out the outstanding beauty and the jelly-ish finish.
You know, whenever I see purples added to a neon collection, I tend to get very hopeful. But, in actuality, I don’t think there’s such a thing as a true deep neon purple.
OPI Push & Pur-Pull is very pretty, but I definitely don’t consider it to be a retina-burning neon. (Same deal with ‘neon’ blues. They’re often not as bright as their pink, coral, green, and yellow counterparts.)
OPI Push & Pur-Pull Pictures
OPI Push & Pur-Pull Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of OPI Push & Pur-Pull
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
Claims: 50% TRUSTED, 50% BUSTED
- Purple (Yes)
- Neon (No)
- Name: OPI Push & Pur-Pull
- Collection: OPI Neons Collection 2014
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Neons Collection 2014 press release
- Quick Look: Click here to see my OPI Neons Collection 2014 Quick Look post
- Colours Available in the Collection: Life Gave Me Lemons, You Are So Outta Lime!, Juice Bar Hopping, Hotter Than You Pink, Push & Pur-Pull & Down to the Core-al
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, NailPolishCanada & select spas, salons & beauty-supply stores
OPI Push & Pur-Pull Review
I am over the moon about this kind of rich and vibrant purple! It’s such a stunner, and it’s a bold hue that looks good on virtually everyone!
While it’s not exactly what I would consider to be a bright neon, it sure was a lot of fun to wear, and it really makes your manicure look sharp!
Push & Pur-Pull by OPI dries down to a satin finish. With this colour, I wasn’t crazy about how it looked on its own, and since it has a jelly-ish look, it’s best worn with a shiny top coat to bring out the beauty.
Also, when you wear a shiny top coat, it conceals any streaks with this polish, so you’ll get a cleaner look.
Application & Formula
The formula went on streaky, but I expected that once I noticed it had a translucent/jelly consistency. When you build up the coats, it gives you greater coverage, but you’ll still have a few subtle streaks. (That’s why I urge you to wear a shiny top coat – it really helps minimize them.)
I felt that at two coats, it didn’t quite look right, so I added a third coat, and then was satisfied with the coverage. I think three coats is pretty average for this type of finish. (I didn’t bother going for a fourth coat because, haha, “ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat”! (Well, sometimes I do, but this time, I didn’t.) 😉
It dries quite quickly, so even though you have to use three coats, you don’t have to wait in between coats.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
Push & Pur-Pull by OPI is very pretty, and if you love purple, I think you’ll swoon over this. The only drawback is that the formula is a bit streaky and you’ll need to use a shiny top coat to pull out its true beauty, but the streakiness isn’t too bad at three coats.
What’s the brightest neon nail polish you’ve ever worn? Which is your favourite from the OPI Neon Collection? What’s on your nails today?