Orly Precious for spring 2011 is a collection based on “lush fabrics, rare stones and extravagant finishes” from all across the globe. “Orly celebrates the refined glamor of porcelain, the vibrant sheen of silk, and the lush sparkle of priceless gems”.
I like the idea behind this collection, I think it’s a great concept and they pulled it off (sort of).
- Pure Porcelain – Beige creme
- Gilded Coral – Coral gold shimmer
- Fancy Fuchsia – Pink creme
- Ancient Jade – Green creme
- Sapphire Silk – Deep blue teal
- Royal Velvet – Purple blue shimmer
Pure Porcelain is a nude/beige/white creme color. I wouldn’t have thought of porcelain when looking at this initially but since it’s named that, I can definitely see the correlation. What I liked about this one was that it was very even and thick, but not hard to work with. After two coats it was very opaque. It would make a good color for a conservative work place or especially those with darker skin tones.
Gilded Coral is a light coral with lots of gold shimmer. The formula was good with this, no streaks not too thick or thin. I used two coats. This color is pretty, but I didn’t like it for my skin tone. I think it would look more striking on darker skin. It looks too matchy-matchy for me I think.
Ancient Jade is a medium jade green creme. Oh yeah another jade creme, but it’s quite nice. It does lean more towards jade than mint, in case you were wondering (hence the name). It was thick and covered completely in two coats. It might not be all that unique in the land of jade/mint green cremes, but it’s still very pretty.
Fancy Fuchsia is a bright fuchsia blue-based pink creme. This looks neon, no? It’s NOT neon. This is my camera registering it as brighter than it really is and me not correcting it. However it is still very bright and super cool looking, I think. This was two coats.
Sapphire Silk is a deep blue teal creme. This has a subdued dusty look to it. I’m not a huge fan of this color for some reason, it looks a bit ordinary. Also for me this is the only one who’s name didn’t really match the color. I don’t think of silk when I see this at all. This was two coats.
Royal Velvet is a dark royal purple duochrome with red/blue flashes. Of course it’s stunning and shimmery and deep and dark. Love it. It was a thinner formula so I used three coats to cover completely.
Good collection. I think the must haves are Ancient Jade and Royal Velvet. I also really like Fancy Fuchsia.
Availability: Sally Beauty, Ulta, etc.