Collection: Orly 2009 Fall, Once Upon a Time
I’ve realized for a while now that I haven’t posted any Orly swatches in years, so here’s a Throwback Thursday polish from Orly’s 2009 collection, Once Upon a Time.
Prince Charming (40715) is a chic brown cream with a strong taupe undertone. I don’t wear browns very often, but whenever I pull one out, I always think I should wear them more! This particular shade seems easy to pull off due to its medium intensity and slight dustiness, with one caveat: my yellow-toned skin does seem to bring out a faint element of baby poop in this shade. It’s not that yellow-toned a brown, but it’s definitely warmer than it is cool. It lacks the red or purple tones of cooler-toned browns.
The formula is typical for Orly: pretty good, but not great. Two thick coats or three thin coats will pretty much give full opacity, though I found I had a small issue with bald spots. I usually like Orly quite a bit, but this one isn’t one of my favorites.
Prince Charming is still available in Orly’s core collection.
Orly Nail Lacquer retails for US$8.50 and is 0.6 US fl oz / 18 mL. Orly nail polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and are made in the USA.
Orly International Inc. was founded by Jeff Pink in 1975, in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Orly claims that Pink invented the “original French manicure” as a manicurist on Hollywood sets; while he might have come up with the name, and marketed it as an at-home kit in the 70s, others suggest that the style had been around since possibly the 1930s, and in France.