Purple Velvet – Matte Nail Polish by Orly

November passed by quickly, and now I can start counting down to Christmas! And what’s even more fun – tomorrow’s my Birthday :)) I’m going to wear Lumene’s Magical Moment, first of all because it’s a nice purple shimmer that goes great with my new dress and second, it’s one of my yet untried polishes. I promise to do its swatch later :)

Anyways, onto today’s polish. Orly’s Purple Velvet is from Matte Couture Collection designed for Fall 2009. It is a medium red based purple cream with just a hint of silver micro sparkles. The shimmer is almost invisible on my nails, but I think it makes the polish look less matte than other plain matte polishes.

Application is fine, no complaints. I needed two coats to get a streak free opaque coverage. I also noticed that Purple Velvet has a lovely satin finish.

2 coats of Orly’s Matte Purple Velvet:

Orly Purple Velvet Matte swatch

My one continual problem with matte polishes is that they never hide nail ridges :( even the slightest ones… Therefore a base coat is very important (unless you have perfectly smooth nails) as it smoothes out the ridges.

Update: Lumene Magic Moment swatch

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