Orly Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection // Swatches and Review


Hi everyone! Today I have the next collection coming out from Orly for Fall/Winter 2017 called Velvet Dream. This is a nice collection, consisting mostly of crelly/cremes and a shimmer and one that may look familiar to an old favorite from Orly. As always I have a lot of photos. I am not affiliated with Orly.

Orly Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection - with flash
Orly Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection – With flash


First up is Black Cherry. This is a deep purply/magenta/berry crelly. Really smooth, easy to apply first coat, no streaks. It’s definitely a berry shade, but sometimes I would glance down and it would appear more red, usually in really low lighting indoors. I used two coats plus topcoat. This one dried to an almost “rubber” finish. Not dull per se, and not matte, just not really glossy. A good glossy topcoat made it shine though.

Here’s a photo of it with just one coat. No cleanup or topcoat. You can see there are no streaks and the coverage is great. This was inside with flash…

Orly Black Cherry -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Black Cherry — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

And the finished mani, 2 coats plus topcoat.

Inside with flash…

Orly Black Cherry -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Black Cherry — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside without flash…

Orly Black Cherry -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Black Cherry — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside a bright, naturally lit room, no flash…

Orly Black Cherry -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Black Cherry — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Outside in the sun. This is a much brighter than it appears in real life…

Orly Black Cherry -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Black Cherry — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Outside in the shade…

Orly Black Cherry -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Black Cherry — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside the lightbox…

Orly Black Cherry -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Black Cherry — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

 


Next is Blue Suede. This is a deep teal blue crelly. Another excellent formula; super easy, streak free application. I used two coats and NO topcoat. This one dries really shiny all on it’s own. (I would normally topcoat it anyway if I was wearing this as a real mani). There may still be some visible nail line at two coats, but I really had to look for it by holding my hand up into a really bright light. Otherwise it may have been there, but it did not stand out and shout “VNL”! However, if your nails are longer it may be more obvious on you.

This one does look like the type of color that may stain. I had it on for less than 30 minutes total, used base coat, and removed with my scrubby tub and had NO staining on my nails or cuticles/skin.

Here’s a photo of it with just one coat. No cleanup or topcoat. You can see there are no streaks and the coverage is great. This was inside with flash…

Orly Blue Suede -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Blue Suede — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

And the finished mani, 2 coats *without* topcoat.

Inside with flash…

Orly Blue Suede -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Blue Suede — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside without flash…

Orly Blue Suede -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Blue Suede — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside a bright, naturally lit room, no flash…

Orly Blue Suede -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Blue Suede — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Outside in the sun. The sun really brightens it up…

Orly Blue Suede -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (17)
Orly Blue Suede — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Outside in the shade…

Orly Blue Suede -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Blue Suede — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

 


Next up is Just Bitten. This is a great name for this polish, a beautiful dark, blood red crelly. Another excellent formula. Really even and smooth to apply. I used two coats plus topcoat. This one also dries shiny on it’s own. Just like with Blue Suede, visible nail line did not shout at me, but it was probably there and if your nails are longer you may notice it more than I did. This was a hard one to photograph.

Here’s a photo of it with just one coat. No cleanup or topcoat. You can see there are no streaks and the coverage is great. This was inside with flash…

Orly Just Bitten -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Just Bitten — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

And the finished mani, 2 coats plus topcoat.

Inside with flash…

Orly Just Bitten -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Just Bitten — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside without flash…

Orly Just Bitten -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Just Bitten — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside a bright, naturally lit room, no flash…

Orly Just Bitten -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (12)
Orly Just Bitten — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Outside in the shade…

Orly Just Bitten -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly Just Bitten — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside the lightbox. I think this is very true to the look indoors..

Orly Just Bitten -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (27)
Orly Just Bitten — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

A quick comparison to some similar OPI reds and I threw in Black Cherry from this collection too so you could see them together. No dupes here, except for Vampire State Building is very close to Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ.

Orly Just Bitten -- Comps with other red OPI's
Orly Just Bitten — Comps with other red OPI’s

 

With flash…

Orly Just Bitten -- Comps with other red OPI's
Orly Just Bitten — Comps with other red OPI’s

 

In the lightbox…

Orly Just Bitten -- Comps with other red OPI's
Orly Just Bitten — Comps with other red OPI’s

 


Next I have November Fog. This is a dusty lilac creme. Another smooth, easy to apply polish. I’m not great at knowing if something is warm or cool, but this one hits me as being on the cool side. I used two coats plus topcoat.

Inside with flash…

Orly November Fog -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly November Fog — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside without flash…

Orly November Fog -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (9)
Orly November Fog — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside a bright, naturally lit room, no flash…

Orly November Fog -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (13)
Orly November Fog — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Outside in the sun…

Orly November Fog -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection
Orly November Fog — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Outside in the shade…

Orly November Fog -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (19)
Orly November Fog — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 


Next is Silken Quartz. This is a barely pink tinged nude shimmer on me. If I hadn’t got the whole collection I probably would not have been drawn to this one at all, but I kind of really love it on me! There are some brushstrokes that show in the shimmer as you are applying, but to my eye they seemed to dry down really well but you can still see them a little bit in the pictures. I forgot to write down how many coats I did, but I’m pretty sure it was just two coats plus topcoat (but it may have been 3?)

Inside with flash…

Orly Silken Quartz -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (4)
Orly Silken Quartz — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside without flash…

Orly Silken Quartz -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (6)
Orly Silken Quartz — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Inside a bright, naturally lit room, no flash…

Orly Silken Quartz -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (10)
Orly Silken Quartz — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Outside in the shade…

Orly Silken Quartz -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection (14)
Orly Silken Quartz — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 


Last up is Velvet Kaleidoscope. Looking at the bottle I right away thought of the old favorite, Space Cadet. It is a bit different though. Space Cadet (SC) has an obvious teal base with sparser shimmer flecks that are rosy to bronze to copper to gold. Velvet Kaleidoscope (VK), I believe, has the same teal base but it is totally obstructed by the very dense shimmer flecks in the same rosy, bronze, copper, gold flash. The not as obvious base of VK makes it appear brighter, where you can see a dark outline around the nail with SC. The denser shimmer fleck also makes VK much more opaque.

I have two coats plus topcoat of Velvet Kaleidoscope on all my fingers but the middle finger has three coats plus topcoat of Space Cadet.

The big question: Do I need this one? If you missed out on Space Cadet or any of it’s dupes, you do need it. If you don’t like doing 3+ coats of Space Cadet, you do need it. If you already have Space Cadet and are happy with it, you can probably pass on Velvet Kaleidoscope.

Here are the bottles with flash…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 

This picture shows the difference on white paper but the similarities over black…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 

Here’s a photo of it with just one coat on my nails. No cleanup or topcoat. You can see the difference in base and opacity between SC & VK. This was inside with flash…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 

And the finished mani, all fingers but middle have 2 coats of Velvet Kaleidoscope plus topcoat, middle finger has 3 coats of Space Cadet plus topcoat.

Inside with flash…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (3)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (4)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 

Inside without flash…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (5)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (6)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (7)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 

Inside a bright, naturally lit room, no flash…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (8)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (9)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 

Outside in the sun…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (10)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (11)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 

Outside in the sun showing off the gold/bronze flash…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 

Outside in the shade…

Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (12)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (14)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (15)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope -- Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison (16)
Orly Velvet Kaleidoscope — Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection with Space Cadet Comparison

 


One more look at the whole collection. This time in the sun except for Blue Suede and Velvet Kaleidoscope are outside in the shade…

Orly Fall 2017 Velvet Dream - in sun or shade
Orly Fall 2017 Velvet Dream Collection

 

Most of these colors are not super original and exciting, but if you need any of these colors in your collection, they do all have great formulas! I think my unexpected favorite is Silken Quartz and of course I love Space Cadet, so Velvet Kaleidoscope is another favorite.

As a side note, I really love the Orly brush. It is wide but rounded and it fits my nails perfectly. I can pretty much put the right pressure on the brush while applying to get the bristles to splay just enough to only swipe once down the middle of each finger (even my pinky). I get an easy, perfect application that way. Love them!

 


I got this collection early by buying the Orly “Color Pass” online. It’s a pretty great deal. You get each of the next 4 collections earlier than the public and they also include some extras in each box. This is my second installment and I am really happy with it. You pay up front, then every three months you will just get a package from Orly in the mail.

You can read all about it and sign up HERE. They included a discount code in my box this month, so if you use the code “VELVETDREAM” you can save $10 on the annual cost of the Color Pass. I do not know how long this code is valid. This is not an affiliate code, I do not get anything if you use the code. It’s just there to save you some money! If you sign up now, I believe you would get this fall collection now and then the next three collections as they come out.

Here’s what my box looked like this time. I got the 6 piece collection, a matte topcoat, and a small red velvet choker.

Orly Color Pass - Fall 2017 Velvet Dream
Orly Color Pass – Fall 2017 Velvet Dream
Orly Color Pass - Fall 2017 Velvet Dream
Orly Color Pass – Fall 2017 Velvet Dream
Orly Color Pass - Fall 2017 Velvet Dream
Orly Color Pass – Fall 2017 Velvet Dream

 

 

 


Well, there we have it!
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