Orly Neon Heat nail polish is one of the 6 new shades from Orly Baked Summer 2014 Collection (swatches, photos) which recently became available. This is the second shade from this collection that I got to test and I wore it for a couple of days until yesterday. This is truly a summer shade, very vibrant and intense, I honestly love it a lot and I’m guessing every pink nail lover will as well.
International Launch Date – now @orlybeauty.com, @transdesign.com, @nailsave.com and all Orly retailers
Romania Launch Date – now at Rowe, @rowe.ro, @orlyromania.ro, Keiko Beauty Salons, @keiko.ro and dedicated Orly nail salons
Orly Neon Heat nail polish ($8.50/ 45.00 Lei for 18 ml/ .6 fl oz) is a cool toned bright neon pink with blue undertones. It’s a very intense fuchsia pink, which is fully opaque in two coats. The formula is very thin and liquidy, almost watery like but unlike other nail polishes with watery consistency, this one glides really well on the nails, without any problems during the application and without leaving any lines behind.
Neon Heat it has a quite unique finish as it dries down to a soft satin finish, something between a matte and a natural sheen. I applied Orly Rubberized Lacquer Gripping Base Coat on all of my nails and then returned with Orly 3-in-1 Top Coat only over my left hand nails.
The application went incredibly well without streaking even a bit and pooling along the edges of the nail. If you prefer the satin finish you can skip the top coat but if you want this color with a intense glossy finish then you should really go for the top coat. I have to admit I do like this color a lot more with an intense shine as it looks very similar to a gel nail polish. The drying time is under 3 minutes (that is if you apply top coat) which makes this color perfect if you are in a hurry and you don’t have time to wait for a complete dry. I like to apply neon nail polishes right before I walk out the door as they dry incredibly fast.
I wore Orly Neon Heat for 3 days before it started to chip a little bit on the nails where I’ve applied top coat. I have to admit the color still looked incredibly pigmented, opaque and vibrant so I really felt bad it didn’t last longer but like all neons it has its disadvantages. On the nails where I layers only 2 coats of nail polish the results are pretty much the same, the only difference lays in the finish which is semi-matte.
Enjoy more photos…
Orly Neon Heat Nail Polish – One Coat
Orly Neon Heat Nail Polish – Two Coats
Orly Neon Heat Nail Polish – Two Coats + Top Coat
Orly Neon Heat Nail Polish – 3 Days Later (with Top Coat)
Orly Neon Heat Nail Polish – 3 Days Later (without Top Coat)
If you like to wear intense and bright nail colors on your nails, Orly Neon Heat would be a great option to consider for the hot season and not to mention the new smooth satin finish. I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful in case you are considering purchasing this shade.
Have you tried any color from Orly Baked Summer 2014 Collection (promo photos) yet?