Monday, November 16, 2009

Orly Metal Chic Metallic Matte: Iron Butterfly

Above & Below: Iron Butterfly shown outdoors with no flash. I used 2 coats and the application was easy and quick to dry.

Below: One coat of a clear top coat enhances the already evident metal flake. The finish has such dimension, whether it's clear-coated or matte.

Below: A close-up of the finish. On the left is matte, while the right shows Iron Butterfly with one coat of clear.
Here is the second shade I swatched from Orly's Metal Chic collection, Iron Butterfly. You can see Solid Gold in the post below this one. On the press release I received, it says that this collection is "for the rocker chick in all of us." In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, honey, don't you know that I love you? Oops, where was I? For those of you too young to remember, check out Iron Butterfly's epic 60's rock tune...this song totally makes no sense, but it's a classic! Iron Butterfly (the polish!) is a deep, dark charcoal shade that totally rocks my world. All 3 of these shades are just what I'd hoped they would be. So far so good on the application and drying time, using 2 coats. Again, the detail of the metal flake in these polishes, plus the fact that they are the basic metal shades, make them extremely appealing to me...and to the rocker chick inside of me. Iron butterfly reminds me of asphalt with silver slivers mixed in. Apply a clear top coat and you end up with a shimmery dark charcoal with a sprinkling of silver. What's not to love? Rock on.

*Products furnished by LaForce-Stevens, for Orly Beauty.

I'm so happy with all of these, but my favorite is probably the copper one, Glam Rock. I'll have that for you in just a while, and I want to remind everyone about the post I did this morning reviewing Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion. You'll find it if you scroll down a bit, and it includes a giveaway for a set of 2 full-sized bottles, one regular and one with SPF 15.


  1. Wow, I love this one. It looks very gothic glam.

  2. Whoa! What a beautiful polish! It's my favourite out of those three Orly's.

  3. I love it with the topcoat; so gorgeous!

  4. This is very pretty - I would love to see a comparison of this next to Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees from OPI's Suede collection, if you have it. It looks very similar to me.

  5. does this chip the next day like opi and zoya mattes do? :(

  6. This is really gorgeous - thankies for sharing!!

  7. Omgawsh, this is a gorgeous color! I love it better matte.


  8. As soon as I saw the name of the polish I went right to being a teenager. Yes, I'm that old! I saw Iron Butterfly in concert twice. I danced my ass of to this music. Loud music, the smell of pot and I forgot where I was! Love this shade. I'm really loving this one matte. I must have you. Looks gorgeous on you. Thanks for bring back the memories.

  9. Phyrra~that's a great description. I love all 3 of them.

    Nihrida~happy you like them, especially this one. It's very pretty and I love the way it looks both ways.

    AllYouDesire~doesn't the top coat just bring out all kinds of pretty?!!

    Gildedangel~it seems that lots of you like it with the top coat! I do too, but without it, it's really quite interesting also.

    RB~I do have that, as yet untried. That will give me a good excuse to try it out.

    xSplattergirlx~I've not had that problem with mine. Are you using a base coat? I've heard you can apply a top coat that's matte to help protect them also.

    Delaynee~glad you like them! I enjoyed swatching them and you're quite welcome :)

    SAUCY | eff. | BABY~I love it both ways, but I really am taken with the matte look of this one for some reason. Glad you are too :)

  10. Lucy~so we're old, oh well! You've brought back memories for me too...ah, good times, I remember many concerts like that! I love it matte also.