Hi everyone! Today I have another polish from the new Orly Holiday 2017 collection to share with you. This one reminded me of an OPI from a few years ago, so I put them on together so we could see the similarities and differences.
I’ll start with Orly Faux Pearl. This is on all my fingers but my middle finger. Faux Pearl is a nude with a slight gold shimmer in the bottle. This leans a little on the peach side of nude on me. Formula was really good! It went on very easy but watch for too much polish on the brush as that will cause cuticle flooding. I did not notice the shimmer really at all until I got outside in some indirect sun. I think the shimmer does warm up the color a bit though. I used two coats plus topcoat for the Orly.
OPI My Vampire Is Buff is on my middle nail only. It is a cooler buff/nude creme. This one had a much streakier application, especially on the first coat! It wasn’t as opaque either, needing three coats with a matte topcoat before the third coat to try to tame the streaks. Once it was on the nails I really did like it though! It looks really smooth and you can’t tell I had any trouble with application.
So depending on if you prefer cooler or warmer tones, one of these should work for you. I think I’m pretty neutral, I didn’t look at either of these and think they looked bad with my skin tone. The color difference is slight. My husband noticed a difference (after I asked him) but he just figured I had put an extra coat of polish on some of my nails changing the color that way.
So in my opinion, the Orly wins in formula and application but I do wish the shimmer actually showed up a little better.
Orly Faux Pearl (on all nails but the middle), 2 coats plus topcoat with OPI My Vampire Is Buff (middle nail only), 3 coats plus topcoat.
Outside in indirect sun/shade mix…
Outside in direct sun…
Inside my bright, naturally lit kitchen…
Inside without flash…
Inside with flash…
Well, there we have it!
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