Friday, July 23, 2010

Orly Rage

Sorry my post was so late today - while I had my camera, I was away from my computer all day. On to the polish!

Orly Rage is one of the three colors from Orly's Foil FX Spring 2010 collection (the other two are Shine and Luxe). The collection was pitched as giving nails a Minx-like finish without the high price, and in my opinion they certainly deliver! Rage was very, very, VERY shiny - I can't quite see myself in my nails, but it's definitely more reflective than most polishes. Rage is a rose gold with bits of silver in it, and while I absolutely love the color, I think it would look better on darker skin - darn pinky-pale skin tone! Here's Rage without top coat:

indoors, artificial light - way too gold; it's rosier in real life
 outdoors, sunlight - look at that shine!
 outside in half sun, half shade
 outside in shade

I took a ton of pictures, and in none of them did I manage to capture the beauty that is Rage (though I did capture my somewhat messy cleanup and horrible cuticles - sorry about that). Think indoor pic color, but rosy instead of straight gold. There are silver, rosy, and gold particles in the polish, so that may be what contributed to this polish being impossible (for me) to photograph properly. At any rate, Vampy Varnish has a way better, more-accurate photograph that you can check out if you like.

I loved Rage, but I wanted to try it with a matte top coat to see what would happen. I used Essie Matte About You, and here are the results:

indoors, artificial light
outdoors, sun
outdoors, shade

Beautiful! For some reason, I actually prefer Rage with a matte finish. I think taking away the shine makes the polish look less silvery (though it still does in my photos). The matte top coat also allows you to see the disparate rose, gold, and silver particles, which I love - it gives the polish a new depth. I wish I could stop it from looking either silver or gold in my photos, but alas...I suppose I'll just blame it on a combination of my dinosaur camera and bad lighting.

On a somewhat related note...who else can't wait for the Orly Foil FX Fall 2010 collection coming out in September? They are going to be actual color-colors (i.e. not just silver and gold), and at the moment it's looking like I'll be buying them all!


  1. Rage and luxe are my favorites from this collection. I am totally excited for the foil fx collection to come out, I may actually have to get all of them too!

  2. very nice, with either the regular finish or ,matte

  3. Zara,

    Thanks for yet another great review. :)

    I really like the color, but It just would not look good with my skin color either.

    Do you do manicures yourself or? I think your hands and nails look very nice. :)


  4. Rage was my favorite from that collection! From pictures, anyway. I have yet to pick this one up!

  5. AggiePigeon- Rage and Luxe are my favorites as well - I felt fortunate, because when I went to Sally Beauty Supply to pick these up, the only two they had were Rage and Luxe. :)

    Danielle- Thanks!

    Inga- Yes, I do my own manicures. Thanks for the compliment! I often doubt how well I'm doing, so it's good to have encouragement. :)

    Aurora- Rage was my favorite even before I saw it in person, too. I would definitely recommend it!