Today, I am bringing to you a review of a few nail polishes from one of my favorite brands – Orly. Orly produces some really good quality nail polishes and many salon professionals are known to favor Orly. So, when I found a set, I immediately bought it. There are quite a few nail polishes in this set and I will be reviewing them in batches. The shades that I am reviewing today are Prince Charming, Cotton Candy and Oui. Read on to find out how these shades fared on me.
$8 for 0.6floz / 18 ml.
As one of the nail care industry’s renowned color houses, ORLY has established a dynamic palette composed of subtle sheers, vivid cremes, dazzling shimmers, smooth glitters and hot neons. Each ORLY shade is free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, and features the award-winning Gripper Cap.
My experience with Orly Lacquer in shades – Prince Charming, Cotton Candy and Oui:
Packaging: The Orly lacquer comes in circular glass bottles with an award winning Gripper cap. This cap is ergonomically designed so as to give the user a firm hold allowing for smooth and precise application. Honestly, I did not find too much of a difference in application due to this cap. I mean it is not as if other nailpolish caps slip off your hand in the midst of application. So, I did not understand the brouhaha much!
Brush Applicator: I found the brush to be okay, nothing special to write about. It picked up fairly good quantity of the polish and the application was easy too.
Drying Power: The nail polish dries pretty fast. Even 2 coats dry out fast and I surely did not have to wait for the nail polish to dry before I could get back to my work.
Staying power:The staying power is really good and the polish easily stays on my nails for 4-5 days before it starts fading.
Now, for some detailed review of each of the colors:
1. Prince Charming
This is a lovely dark brown shade which totally reminds me of dark chocolate. The finish is a crème. I like that inspite of being a dark color, it does not end up looking vampy. It instantly brightens up the hands and is sure to suit most skin tones.
The nail polish is decently pigmented but 2 coats are needed to even it out and give a nice finished look.
2. Cotton Candy
This is a light pink shade with a hint of peach in it. It is not a unique shade and I myself possess at least 2 similar looking nail polishes. The good part is that it is not cool toned as many pink nail polishes are and hence looks good on Indian skin.
This one applies a bit streaky in single coat. But 2 coats evens it out and the final finish is a nice glossy crème.
This one is my favorite from this lot and is an amazing purple and gold duochrome. It beautifully changes colors with light settings – in natural light, it looks a purple with gold shimmer but in artificial light, the gold flecks become much more prominent. In slightly low light settings, it appears almost bronze. A stunning nail polish for sure. It will definitely look good with Indian festive wear. It applies sheer in single coat and you need 2 coats to get an opaque look. The nail polish is slightly difficult to remove due to the glitter.
Pros of Orly Lacquer Cotton Candy, Prince Charming and Oui:
• Good staying power (4-5 days)
• Dries very fast
• Nice variety of colors
• Glossy finish
• Good consistency of polish, applies well
Cons of Orly Lacquer Cotton Candy, Prince Charming and Oui:
• Cotton Candy is a fairly common shade and you can find a dupe at lower prices.
• Most shades need 2 coats for an intense color payoff
Would I Repurchase/RecommendOrly Lacquer in shades – Prince Charming, Cotton Candy and Oui?
Yes, I would especially recommend you to try out Oui. The other 2 shades are nice too.
I already have a few more Orly nail polishes and might not repurchase.
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