Orly Nail Lacquer - Charged Up - #20679
ORLY is one of the nail industry's most renowned brand. Orly seasonally introduces new collections and updates its array of permanent polishes and lacquers. By diligently analyzing fashion trends and precisely custom-blending hues, Orly has established a dynamic palette composed of subtle sheers, vivid crèmes, dazzling shimmers, smooth glitters and hot neons.
Each Orly lacquer is free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde and features their award-winning Gripper Cap. Streak-free coverage and brush-ability and each fast-drying shade is formulated with UV inhibitors to prevent fading and yellowing.
- Wide variety of shades to complement fashion trends
- Natural pearl for shine and durability
- UV inhibitors prevent fading
- Streak-free coverage
I would describe this as a neutral medium-dark purple cream. On me it doesn't look like a jelly. When I put on the first coat I was feeling pretty skeptical about it, because the first coat goes on very streaky. With a second coat it leveled out pretty nicely. It's not too thick or thin, and is pretty easy to work with. I like using it as a base for glitters. I generally find the brush on Orly polishes a little thin, but it works well with this polish. As always the grippy top is great! I don't think I'd buy it again, because I don't find the color that special.
The colour is a beautiful purple, grape with a jelly finish. It took about 3 coats to become opaque and I applied one more for a deeper colour. It dried in an average amount of time and hasn't chipped so far (one day).
I like this a lot. I've been frustrated lately with polishes I buy being so not what they look like online/blogs/photos. This actually is. I wanted a nice deep purple that was still bright enough to be noticed yet not shimmery. This is my first Orly, but so far so good. I bought 2 others and the formula seems great. A little long to dry but such a nice shine and thickness. The only real issue is that the brushes I checked out in the store and even mine are a tad bit crappy. They have stray bristles and this is from supposedly unused polish? Wish the brush was better. Still, application for me was fine.
Charged Up is a bright purple but it's not exactly neon. It was around $5 at Sally's where I picked it up. I feel it the color is very unique. I feel the only downsides which are minimal that the brush is somewhat thin to some wider ones like OPI. But that could be a preference thing. Also the polish goes on very sheer, especially the first. But I felt after three coats (which I didn't mind applying) it was decently opaque and if you really wanted it thick you could apply a fourth and be set. Another thing I love about this polish it dries quickly so that definitely helps with the amount of coats you need to apply. Otherwise I love this polish!
Oh how I LOVE this jelly, beautiful color.. but yes awful formula and very difficult to apply nicely in 2 coats =( Will probably repurchase.. maybe by the second bottle I can perfect getting it on smoothly...for now I am using crackles over it :)