It has been a long time since I did a nail polish review but this doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped wearing nail polish so I want to share with you today one of the colors I worn a couple of weeks ago. Orly Shine nail lacquer is a shade that I wanted to have since the Orly Foil FX Collection became available in spring of 2010. This collection arrived in my country much later and I was happy to make this color part of my permanent collection.
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Orly Shine Nail Lacquer (5.3 ml/ 0.18 fl oz – 20.00 Lei) is described as a silver with a metallic foil finish, and it’s exactly that but it looks every more electric and shiny in person. Even though I took the photos in a sunny light I felt that the camera just couldn’t capture the true radiance and metallic effect of this nail polish.
It has a light texture that applies easily on the nails but without being fully opaque in one coat. After two coats the color looks bright and opaque but what I didn’t like were the brush marks left upon the application. After the first coat the brush lines were easily noticeable, creating a streaking effect which you can say it’s a bit diminished by the metallic foil finish. It’s so strange to me to have this problems during the application because other bloggers said they had no brush marks while layering this color. I applied Orly 3-in-1 Top Coat on 5 of my nails just to seal the color and make it look more glossy but also to compare the results with the other nails after a couple of days.
I still love this color so much because it’s a true silver that doesn’t have any green or brown in it to make it look dusty or dirty. If you remember I used the Orly Shine Nail Lacquer in combinations with other polishes for a special article that I wrote last year near New Year’s Eve.
I worn Orly Shine nail lacquer for 5 days before removing it and I really wish it lasted longer because it’s such an unique color. Unfortunately I had minor tip wear on the third day and visible tip wear by the fifth day on the nails where I’ve applied top coat, so Shine it just had to go. On the other nails were I haven’t applied top coat things were looking even worse, not only because the polish also chipped but because the color was loosing its intensity, faded and became sheer leaving small see-through spots.
Enjoy more photos…
Orly Shine Nail Lacquer Swatch – One Coat
Orly Shine Nail Lacquer Swatch – Two Coats
Orly Shine Nail Lacquer Swatch – Top Coat
Orly Shine Nail Lacquer Swatch – 5 Days Later + Top Coat
Orly Shine Nail Lacquer Swatch – 5 Days Later + Without Top Coat
I hope you enjoyed this review and I would love to know what do you think of this color? If you’ve already purchased and tested this shade I would love to hear about your experience during the application, if you experienced the same brush marks.