Although I know Orly is a pretty large nail polish brand, akin with Zoya and OPI, this is the first nail polish I've tried from them; overall, I'm not impressed and this nail polish definitely flat lined on me. The only virtue this nail polish had was its beautiful color, its the application was straight up terrible. You need at least three or four coats to get this color opaque, but in addition to that the polish does not even "cure" well. Even after waiting until the base coat and four coats of polish had dried, even after applying a protective top coat, the polish is still soft and I find that stress marks from daily tasks appear easily and mar my nails.
You also have to be really, really careful about applying each coat evenly, because it becomes quite obvious if you "missed" a spot between coats and there's no going back to fix it. The more coats you utilize to try and get Power Puff opaque, the more the polish gets exponentially "gloop-ier."
Compared to XOX Betsey, Powder Puff reads more "blushing bride" pink versus the light lavender of Betsey. Given the wear of Powder Puff, XOX Betsey is still my go to "cool nude", although I'm still looking for a warm one.
You can buy Orly Powder Puff: here for $7.19. Too much for a sub-standard polish in my opinion.
- Beautiful Color
- No chips!
- Difficult to apply and get opaque
- Shows marks very easily
- Not really worth the price