Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz


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Hello all,

I am back with my reviews of a few more Orly nail polishes and the shades that I am reviewing today are Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz. Read on to find out how these shades fared on me.

Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz

Price:

$8 for 0.6 fl oz / 18 ml. I have mini-bottles purchased as a part of a set.

Product Description:

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.

Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz

My Experience with Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz:

Packaging: The Orly lacquer comes in circular glass bottles which are pretty handy. It features an award-winning gripper cap. Orly claims that 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. So, it is not really a selling point for me.

Brush Applicator: I found the brush to be okay, nothing special to write about. It picks up a fairly good quantity of the polish and the application was easy too.

Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz

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 to fade.

Now, for some detailed review of each of the colors:

1. Sheer Nude:

This shade is true to its name – it is indeed a sheer nude. I could not get it completely opaque even in 3 coats. The best use of this shade is to use as a base for a French Manicure. It gives a nice glossy sheen to the nails. Many nudes have a tendency to make my hands appear darker than they are. I like that this nail polish does not do that.

Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz

2. Gilded Coral:

Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz

The gilded part in the name is fine as this nail polish does have gold undertones, but it is surely not coral. It is a light peach with a lot of gold shimmer. I did not have high expectations from this shade. But surprisingly, I love it on my hands. For a polish which has so much gold shimmer, it manages to look subdued and muted. And I don’t own another nail polish like this 🙂 But this shade might not suit duskier skin tones.  You surely need 2 coats to get rid of the visible nail line.

3. Grape Glitz:

Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz

This shade is a lovely lilac with lots of shimmer in it. I loved this shade in the bottle and was quite eager to try it. Unfortunately, it applies too sheer and I could not get an opaque finish even in 3 coats. Quite a disappointment!! I now use it on top of some of my other purple nail polishes to get a shimmery finish.

Pros of Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz:

  • Good staying power (4-5 days).
  • Dries very fast.
  • Good consistency of polish, applies well.

Cons of Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz:

  • Sheer N*de and Grape Glitz are very sheer shades which will not work on their own.
  • Gilded Coral might not suit all skin tones.

IMBB Rating:

3/5

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz?

The quality of the nail polishes is good, but these shades are a bit sheer. You can try Gilded Coral if you like the shade. I already have a few more Orly nail polishes and might not repurchase.

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4 thoughts on “Orly Nail Lacquer in shades Sheer Nude, Gilded Coral and Grape Glitz

    1. Ohh yes, those Zoyas are absolutely droolworthy.. By the way, I have some more Zoyas which I will be reviewing soon 🙂

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