There are usually at least a couple polishes from OPI’s seasonal collections that really make a splash and are added to their open stock. Strawberry Margarita was first introduced in the Mexico Collection way back in 2006, but then was awarded a spot in the permanent lineup.
A position that is well earned, as this is a really great pink and one of the best summer polishes you’ll find. I wear this a lot in the summer, but I wore it to Ulta recently so I could compare it to the new Kiss Me I’m Brazilian shade from the spring collection. Lots of times I see a color and fall in love with it and MUST HAVE IT!, then I get it home and realize I already have one or more colors almost just like it. Since I already had it on, I decided to go ahead and get the review out of the way.
The picture shows it as more coral than it really is, in person it’s a dark pink that’s….well that’s pretty much the color of a strawberry margarita! I’d call it a rose, with no orange and no leaning into red territory. It’s a bright one, but not a glaring neon. A shade that can really go anywhere but it shines in the summer sun. Of which there isn’t any right now…
As OPI usual, the formula is a dream. Smooth, creamy and excellent coverage in two coats. I don’t have the bottle in the shot because it’s a mini, and if it had been a full size brush, one coat might have done it. And topped with some Seche Vite, it’s one of those that look so squishy and juicy that you just want to bite into it (but I wouldn’t recommend doing so!).
In answer to the burning question of this post, Kiss Me I’m Brazilian and Strawberry Margarita aren’t even close. KMIB is a much lighter pink, more of a bubblegum, but a little softer. So did I get it? Oh yeah, but I was good and just got the mini!