Sunday, June 13, 2010

Orly Plastix Collection: Retro Red

Orly Retro Red (3 coats)

Up today I have a polish from Orly's new Plastix Collection which is indeed supposed to have a plastic finish. Although this one is called Retro Red, it definitely has a coral feel too with with so much orange in it. It is not quite a matte, but not quite a shiny finish either. So overall it is a satin-like finish. It reminds me a bit of some of the companies who tried to make matte finishes, but just couldn't get there. I don't mean for it to sound negative, because it is sort of cool, but there are some things I can understand people may not love. One thing some may wonder is the drying time since you cannot use a topcoat (if you do, you will lose that plastic finish). I used three coats here, but you may get away with two. Unfortunately you can see some of the bubbles that formed from having three coats. It is slightly thick, but not too bad. Drying time is not as quick as a matte, but it was definitely dry in less than, say, 20 minutes to half an hour. I bought mine from Ulta and retailed for $7. Fortunately I had a coupon and only paid $5. So what do you think? Are you on this plastic bandwagon?


ANSTAH said...

just a random question.. is there a plastic-y smell to it? Or does it just smell like regular nail polish? lol

cupper82 said...

Good question! Just like regular nail polish!

Unknown said...

It looks odd to me, I'd want to put top coat on it..LOL, which I know would be messing with the whole point of the look, Its a nice color, but I do not like the finish :)