Amor de Lacquer: Orly’s Mattes

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to

That’s right…more mattes! But before you roll your eyes and tell me you can’t get down with the matte look, check out Orly’s! Their finish reminds me so much of Nubar’s and Zoya’s. They have that velvet-y thing goin’ on that a lot of anti-matte folx can get down with. Watch this…..

Blue Suede

WOW! I mean….wow. I probably should have thrown a top coat over this baby just to see what it would look like. But I was too busy loving its matte-ness. What a stunning blue. I don’t have any blues like this in my collection. I think this is a definite must-have. Even if you don’t like mattes, you can always throw a top coat over it and rock it like normal. Love. It!

Matte Vinyl

This just may be my favorite matte blacks. The application was phenomenal and the intensity of the black was dead one. It wasn’t the least bit streaky.

Purple Velvet

What a fabulous purple! Y’all know my heart beats for purple polishes and this one does not let me down.

Wow…I mean wow, Orly. I will always be a fan of Orly for their rubberized handle. This just makes all to much sense for nail techs and regular polish polishers alike. Application of these mattes were great. I didn’t experience any streakiness and I got good opaque coverage in only one coat. I went ahead with two coats for each just because that’s what I’m used to.

You can get them for $3.19 each at or at any Orly retailer like Sally’s Beauty Supply.

Are these not the best things ever or what?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

  • NicNac Beauty

    WOW! I love all of those but I have to have the Blue suede and that purple velvet!

    Great post!

  • rmcandlelight

    I did get the purple and blue from sally's…I wished I would have picked up the black one.

  • Mellie

    Nice! I don't have any matte polishes yet (key word being YET, lol. I might run out to Sally's the next time I can! haha) and these look gorgeous. :)

  • Mz. More

    I am loving Blue Suede. So pretty!

  • gio

    Wow, these look so pretty, esp the purple and black ones.

  • Evie

    Aren't these gorgeous? I reviewed them earlier and love – LOVE! – the blue! A perfect shade!

  • Askmewhats

    mattes really look wonderful on you! i can't seem to imagine matte polish on my nails! I really have to put top coat! LOL

  • auroragyps

    Those all look really great on you. You also have really nice nails. I love the length they are right now and you have such long & narrow nail beds, it all makes your hands look so long and graceful.

  • Beauty and Health Editor

    I like the darkish colour, although personally I don't wear much nail polish these days. Nail polish always looks good on real nails. I can't stand fake nails.

  • Brittany

    That Matte Black is heavenly! I'm gonna have to go by Sally's and see if they carry these! I just wish I had nice nails like you! Mine are short and stubby!