Friday, July 31, 2009

Orly Holiday 2009 Femme Fatale Swatches

Above: Orly's Holiday 2009 collection, Femme Fatale. L-R: Temptress, Siren, and Goddess.
Below: Siren, a vibrant reddish/coral creme with impeccable application.

Below: Goddess, a rich plumb creme that applied flawlessly. I added a matte coat to it and it's lovely that way also.

Below: Temptress, a deep wine shade with gold shimmer. It appears darker than this in less light. I love the gold shimmer in this one.

Below: Gold veining in Temptress.
Orly's Holiday 2009 collection is entitled "Femme Fatale" and includes 2 cremes and 1 shimmer. These will be available beginning in November. This collection doesn't boast your typical 'holiday' shades, but it is a very nice collection of shades that will look pretty not only during the holidays, but throughout the year. At first glance I thought the lone shimmer, Temptress, would be my favorite one, but after using all three of them, I'll have to rank them as follows: #1 Siren (described as a bright red creme, but appears to be a bright red coral creme), #2 Goddess (described as a red brown creme, but on me it appears to be a rich medium plum), and #3 Temptress (described as a deep red shimmer, but I will describe it as a deep wine laced with gold shimmer). They're all fantastic shades, but the 2 cremes won my heart because of their vibrant color and their application. 2 coats and I had a perfect finish. All three of them applied perfectly in 2 coats and the formula is just perfect, with a medium consistency that stayed right where I put it without any pooling. I was completely taken with the cremes particularly because I don't pride myself on being able to apply cremes well, and I always feel a bit of apprehension when I use them. Although it's a small collection with colors that you don't typically associate with the holidays, it's a lovely group of shades that as Orly says, "are the perfect accessories to complete all holiday ensembles."

And here's a little fun fact I recently learned...Orly is actually the name of Jeff Pink's (Orly's creator) wife!


  1. Cool that he named the nail polish after his wife!
    I like the shimmer as I'm not a cream girl.

  2. This comment has nothing to do with your beautiful swatches but YAY! you're on twitter! I'm following you now. :-)

    Okay on to the polish. Loving Goddess ( I cant believe I don't own a berry creme) and Siren catches my eye. Both gorgeous cremes.

  3. i lovee the creams gorjuz mary

  4. Wow, I'm glad you passed that on! That's an interesting tidbit.
    I have to say that my favorite of these is Temptress.

  5. Phyrra~I've always been more of a shimmer person too, but if I could get all cremes to apply like these, I might be converted!

    Adorepink~yay! I don't know what I'm doing yet with Twitter, but I added you too! I loved these cremes, they're so nice.

    Skye~thanks, I was just totally impressed by the application of the cremes, especially. The colors are all nice, too.

    Nicole~not the kind of information that will save your life or anything, but fun to know anyway :) Temptress is pretty, very rich and deep.

  6. How pretty they all are on you. I am loving Goddess. That's a gorgeous color.