The Orly Smoky Collection for fall 2014 has arrived, are you ready to see the beauty?
This collection features six new shades. Most have a super shimmery, sparkly finish but there are a couple great cremes as well. Here is what they say about the inspiration for the collection “Travel to the dark side of beauty this fall with Smoky, the fall 2014 collection from ORLY. Beauty emerges from the shadowy corners of the imagination, seducing with an enigmatic palette that comes alive as eyes adjust to the light. Dusty tones are blended with matte shimmers creating an alluring and intriguing mix of hues inspired by shades worn on the smokiest of eyes.”
For the most part the formula was really great with all six of these colors. Most were just two coats to cover completely and I didn’t have any problems with any of them.
Highlight is a pale grey creme. This is kind of a greyish/putty color actually and pretty unusual, I think. It’s what I called a 1980’s computer putty shade, haha! This one was on the slightly more sheer side so I used three thin coats to get it completely even and covered. Love it.
Blend is a warm-toned taupe creme. This one leans more towards the purple side of taupe rather than brown. It’s a beautiful shade and had a great formula, covering with two coats.
Brush It On is a rose pink/bronze/gold duochrome glitter. Because this is on the more sheer side I used three coats, but you can still see my nail line a bit. It’s a really cool color though. Super sparkly and has a very nice duochrome effect.
Edgy is described as an antique bronze shimmer. To my eye it looks more like a murky green/bronze. Either way I love it, it’s really pretty and shimmery. This was two coats.
Darkest Shadow is a black with strong red and pink shimmer throughout. Super dark, super vampy and very glow-y. I really love this shade, it reminds me of lava rocks or something. The formula was great, this was just two coats.
Smoked Out is a dark green matte shimmer. It’s a really dark base with bright, emerald green shimmer. Beautiful shade and really great formula. This was two coats. But I think it looks much better with a top coat!
Isn’t it pretty? Adding the top coat just brings it to life and makes it extra sparkly and glowing.
There are some shades in here I really fell in love with and they are Highlight, Darkest Shadow and Smoked Out. I do also like Edgy and Blend, but they aren’t as unique. Brush It On is really cool, but I wish it was more pigmented and covered my nails better.
See anything here you need this fall?