Monday, February 15, 2010

Orly Foil FX swatches

Eep! Please excuse the unevenness of my nails in these photos. I took them right after I filed my nails down last week and didn't realize how weird they looked until I saw the pics! :(

Orly Luxe
I can't decide whether I think this is a warm or cool gold: there seems to be warm gold shimmer that's cooled off by the silver shimmer. I don't know if I rate this one super special but it is VERY bright. I used three coats on this one because I thought two was still a tad too sheer.

Orly Rage
This is probably my favorite color of the group though it looks the most clashy with my skin. I LOVE rose golds. Again, extremely bright. Two coats.

Orly Shine
I have to dig mine out to compare but this is probably going to replace FingerPaints Easel Come Easel Go as my favorite sparkling shimmer silver foil. Two coats.

Overall, small as this collection is, it is consistent and, imo, amazingly eyecatching. The formula is really great: it applies easily and two of the three gave me full coverage in two coats. I wouldn't necessarily classify these as metallics as much as I would ultra bright foils even though Orly meant them to be the poor woman's Minx. Minx they are not. Awesome molten metal in a bottle they are!

These were sent to me by Orly's PR firm. Which, apparently, is three minutes away from my mom's apartment and I think on the same street as one of my favorite Greek restaurants. Mmm, yummy octopus. Yummy horiatiki salad. Yummy everything, really.

The research survey (and giveaway) is not closed yet but I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude at how many people took the time to help me with my work. I was amazed at the response and will definitely be doing more research/giveaway combos in the future. You guys are the greatest blog audience ever. Thank you SO MUCH. :)