Orly Matte Couture Collection: Swatches, Review
|Collection: Orly Matte Couture Collection, Nail Lacquer 0.6 oz|
|Price: $2.99/ea and up|
|Buy it: Sally's, TransDesign, Head2Toe|
"Always the trend-setters, ORLY introduces Matte Couture, a collection of matte lacquers created to keep you on the cusp of this fashion-forward craze".
Along with Once Upon a Time this Fall, Orly embraces the Matte trend with three edgy, yet fashionable shades to the Matte Couture collection. With the exception of Matte Vinyl, each shade has a satin texture that I'm absolutely thrilled about!
Before we get to the goodies, let's take a minute to discuss application. Unlike most matte polishes, these dry like regular nail polish - not at lightening speed. A huge plus in my case! If you need to re-coat 3, 4, or even 5 swipes - you have plenty of time. And the formula is most excellent - thick, pigmented and perfect!
Testing in progess: The only issue with mattes is the staying power. Sadly, it's just not there. But since were dealing with a different kind of breed, Orly recommends using a base coat, specifically Orly Bonder for extended use. While I'm still in the process of testing with and wiithout bonder, I should have results in a week or so. Make sure you check back.
Check em' out!
Purple Velvet is a reddish purple, mulberry-tastic with subtle shimmer. It's more of a satin/velvet finish lightly sprinkled with a dose of shimmer. I love this, a great fall color too!
Matte Vinyl is the only one with true matte qualities. A flat black that's a bit washed out compared to Knockout and Sephora's version.
Blue Suede is just marvelous! It's a gorgeous blue that has a satin/velvet texture.
All in All, fabulous! Fashionable colors for Fall that dry to a velvet like quality, excluding Matte Vinyl. Formula and application is right on. Big 3 Free. Priced right starting from $2.99. Great starter collection for mattes.
What's everyone think? Will Orly's collection break my non matte lovers out of their shell? Have a wonderful Thursday guys!
Posted by Steph at 03:06:pm
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Leah said on Oct 8th, 2009 5:40 pm
I was NOT going to buy any matte polishes. I was just going to use my matte magic and nails for males, but the Blue Suede was just soo pretty looking. I bought, I love. So I guess I should never say never.
Lucy said on Oct 8th, 2009 9:59 pm
It's going to be hard to resist the Blue Suede Shoes. I haven't bought any mattes except the first 3 Zoyas. I have the Essie Matte About You. I would like to know if there is a dupe to this one. Then I just have to matte it.
Steph said on Oct 11th, 2009 9:41 pm
Blue Suede is awesome and unfortunately I don't have a close comparison. You can always try Orly's Blue Calypso. It's much lighter than Blue Suede, but would look great mattified! :)
Lani said on Oct 9th, 2009 1:13 am
How do you apply these mattes so well? Everyone else who has pics of mattes on their blogs, they all have streaky matte painted nails. How are yours so flawless???
Lindsey said on Oct 11th, 2009 5:50 pm
I wasnt gonna buy any matte nail polish, but the blue and purple one are absolutely GORGEOUS! do these look like creme nail polishes once a topcoat is applied?
Lucy said on Oct 14th, 2009 6:23 am
I really like them but I'm not going to buy them. I have the Essie Matte About You so I'll play with that. They do look pretty on you.
missmarisol said on Oct 16th, 2009 12:24 am
Flippin' gorgeous! I wish matte & suede finishes stayed on fora bit longer than 24 hours like I have experienced.