Unlike all the other brands that are giving us bold and unusual colors for fall, Orly went down a different path. The Neue Neutrals collection will definitely appeal to the general buying public with it’s range of “neutral” pinks, berries and plums.
Let’s face it, while it seems like there are a ton of us who LOVE greens, blues, holo shimmer and glitter, we are seriously in the minority. Orly realizes this and addresses the need for color basics with this collection. That’s not to say all the colors are boring or unoriginal but they probably won’t be the next Chanel Black Satin.
One thing I’ve always loved about Orly polishes is the rubberized black cap. It’s so comfortable and easy to grip. I feel that it really helps with application. Now maybe I just got an odd bottle but for some reason the brush in Plum Noir was thinner than the rest. I hope it was just a fluke. Ok, on to the colors.
Too Much Bubbly is a hard one to describe. It’s a champagne but with silver shimmer and can look a bit pink in the right light. It’s not a color I’d choose but it’s unique. My mother will undoubtedly love this. She loves gold, silver and metallics. This is two coats and as you can see, it’s still a bit sheer. Due to it’s metallic nature I expected brush strokes to be an issue but they weren’t.
Not So Dusty Rose is a pretty silvery pink. The subtle silver shimmer keeps this one from falling flat. I’ll have to do a side by side comparison but this may be similar to OPI Rosey Posey. The application on this one was flawless. I was extremely impressed.
Quite Contrary Berry did nothing for my skin tone. It looks like a browned raspberry creme, applied well, only needed two coats and left a high gloss shine but just isn’t my color.
Not Your Mama’s Mauve is deeper than the typical “pukey mauve” as coined on the nail board. In my opinion this shade is best suited to darker skin tones. Like the cremes in this collection, Not Your Mama’s Mauve applied extremely well. Now as much as I expected to hate it, when I saw this color on my hands, I couldn’t stop staring. It’s not like this is some mesmerizing shade but for me it’s completely out of my comfort zone. Tell me in the comments if Not Your Mama’s Mauve is a “keeper or crap” on me.
Vanguard Violet looks more berry than purple to me but hey, I’m not in charge of the names. It has a pretty metallic shimmer, similar to the finish on Too Much Bubbly and just as nice to apply. The shade definitely leans to the purple side of berry but I’m still not calling it a purple.
Plum Noir is a glossy vampy plum and is sure to be a favorite of dark polish lovers. I’ve seen a few comments saying this is a twin to Zoya Lael or a as Shammy so eloquently put it, “sisters from another mister.” I still need to investigate for myself.
The Neue Neutrals collection is in stores and online now. I recently saw it at Sally Beauty Supply but supplies are limited.
Anyone bought these yet? Thoughts?