Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Orly Flare Nail Lacquer
Orly Flare Nail Lacquer

Orly Flare Nail Lacquer

Orly Flare Nail Lacquer ($8.50 for 0.60 fl. oz.) is a frosted, metallic gold with a strong yellow undertone. Chanel Gold Fingers has flecks of sparkle but is similar in color. SpaRitual Solstice is darker, more orange-gold. SpaRitual Golden Gleam is more orange, metallic.

It was mostly opaque after two coats, but it did apply unevenly and would drag if you didn’t wait for the first coat to dry entirely. The consistency was a little thick, and it didn’t level out fully. I’m usually impressed by Orly, but Flare was somewhat disappointing. I normally get a week of wear with very minor tip wear with Orly’s polish.

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Flare

B-
Not the best quality Orly polish I've come across, and I think you could get something similar to this color in a better formula, so I'd skip this.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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Orly Flare Nail Lacquer
Orly Flare Nail Lacquer

Orly Flare Nail Lacquer
Orly Flare Nail Lacquer

Orly Flare Nail Lacquer
Orly Flare Nail Lacquer

Orly Flare Nail Lacquer
Orly Flare Nail Lacquer

Orly Flare Nail Lacquer
Orly Flare Nail Lacquer

Orly Flare Nail Lacquer
Orly Flare Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Orly, $8.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Gold Fingers has flecks of sparkle but is similar in color. SpaRitual Solstice is darker, more orange-gold. SpaRitual Golden Gleam is more orange, metallic.

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14 thoughts on “Orly Flare Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Mirian

    a fantastic dupe for this would be OPI Goldeneye. It’s a bit more intense though.

  2. AnGeLwInGz

    Orly Glitz & Glamour is the same color lol!How cheap of them!

    • Kami

      I would have to disagree with that. Glitz & Glamour is more intense and not as sheer. The colour is slightly different too. Can’t really describe the colour difference but I have both and I can tell they are not the same. Similar nonetheless. I do like texture and colour of Glitz & Glamour better.

  3. Epic fail particularly with so many great gold polishes to choose from. OPI Golden Eye, Zoya Ziv..etc..etc..

  4. t_zwiggy

    Better opacity and more even application and I would love it. The color and amount of shimmer seem right. Such a shame.

  5. Yellowlantern

    The opacity doesn’t look too bad for just 2 coats to me, but after getting OPI Goldeneye my gold foil polish needs are pretty much fulfilled so I don’t need this.

  6. Glad to see others are recommending OPI GoldenEye. I think it’s similar but much, much better. I <3 it!

  7. VickyM

    Way too yellow…donĀ“t really like it not my taste :S .

  8. Argghh–too bad. The gold is SUPER pretty too…

  9. Dominique

    I really prefer Goldeneye from OPI, much more intense. I thought I would buy from the Fired Up Collection but I didn’t. I found many beautiful OPI nail polishes ( Germany, James Bond Collection ) and I got my 2 first Deborah Lippmann ( Mermaid’s Dream and Across the Universe ) so great !

  10. What a beautiful color, perfect for a party

  11. This could be so much better. They did so well with their Glitz & Glamour, which is almost the same thing!

  12. Super pretty color though.