Orly Metal Chic Metallic Matte Collection Swatches and Review

Happy New Years Eve folks!

Orly has released a collection of metallic matte polishes called Metal Chic. These are all metallic, matte and yet still packed with glitter and shimmer.

The formula on these was fabulous. It took just two coats to get them opaque, they applied evenly and smooth and dried quickly. I’ll wager they look amazing with a top coat on also, but I haven’t yet tried that. Check them out below.

Orly Solid Gold
Solid Gold

Solid Gold is a burnt gold color filled with orange, green and gold shimmer. I really like this one, I think it’s really unique looking and flattering on me.

Orly Glam Rock
Glam Rock

Glam Rock is a copper/bronze color with lots of orange and gold shimmer. Also really pretty, but I don’t think it suits me as much as Solid Gold does.

Orly Iron Butterfly
Iron Butterfly

Iron Butterfly (reminds me of the band Iron Butterfly who famously sang “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” which was supposed to be “In The Garden Of Eden”, but they were drunk when they recorded it, so it wound up being slurred. I digress…) is a black color with silver shimmer. I love it, it’s my favorite of these. It is unique to other black mattes I already own, which makes it even more special.

Overall I think this is a fabulous little collection, and definitely worth owning if you like mattes.

You can find these online at e-tailers already.

Time to parrrrrtayyyyyy!

I hope whatever you find yourself doing tonight, it’s enjoyable! Have fun and be safe! See you in 2010!


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  • December 31, 2009

    These are really pretty. I have them in my untried pile, I should probably use them before the go out of style!
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..Happy Unbirthday – Preview of my NYE Mani =-.

  • December 31, 2009

    I like Solid Gold too! I like the green specks in the polish. lol Have a Happy New Year.

  • December 31, 2009

    So, what polish are you wearing for NYE?!?!
    .-= JP´s last blog ..notd: China Glaze Blue Sparrow (and some Holo Goodness!) =-.

    • December 31, 2009

      Hi JP,

      I am wearing RBL Bruised now and prob won’t change it. I’m not going anywhere anyway. :) What about you?

  • December 31, 2009

    I love Solid Gold, but for whatever reason I dislike the name Orly. Bleurgh.
    .-= TipsToToes´s last blog ..Moroccan Oil =-.

  • December 31, 2009

    i agree with tipstotoes entirely!

  • December 31, 2009

    Hey! Love your blog :) Just wanted to point out that Iron Butterfly reminds me A LOT of OPI’s Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede polish! It’s beautiful…

  • December 31, 2009

    Dude, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is awesome…have you ever heard the full version? Its like 20 minutes of awesome drum solos and stuff. Its pretty cool.

    anyway, I’m glad you posted swatches, cause I was thinking about buying the gold one….now I want all of them!

    • January 1, 2010

      Hi Heather,

      Yep, the full length is 17 minutes, and I’ve heard it a ton of times on the radio. :)

  • January 1, 2010

    Aw man, I was trying to pass these up. I was so good at avoiding them at Sallys. Maybe I’ll have to pick up at least Iron Butterfly. Dangit!

  • January 1, 2010

    These sure look a heck a of a lot like OPI’s Suede Collection…are they the same application b/c the suedes apply like a dream

  • January 1, 2010

    I love these, especially Solid Gold and Glam Rock! I love all of these shimmery mattes. OPI Suedes, Zoya’s mattes, amazingness!!
    .-= Never Enough Nails´s last blog ..WIN Essie Mint Candy Apple!!!! =-.

  • January 1, 2010

    didn’t know that about the “Iron Butterfly” song..that is all :-)

  • January 7, 2010

    I bought Iron Butterfly just for the name alone. I was a big fan of this band. I saw them in concert twice. Yep, I’m that old. Loved all of that so called “hippie” music. Now I need some Grateful Dead polish!