I know I’m kind of late for the boat here…like almost 2 years late, but a great polish is better late then never. There are so many collections constantly coming out its easy to forget past collections, so I think it’s nice to take a revisit every now and then. Orly Cosmic FX Collection was released in the fall of 2010, told you I was 2 years late.
The Cosmic FX Collection uses Orly’s “Mineral FX” technology which includes using a specialty mica, glass particles, rock minerals and crystals. This gives it its unique multi-chromed and textured finish. Even though I say “textured” these polishes dry very smooth, but they are kind of on the sheer side. The first coat is very sheer, but I had good build up after a heavy second coat. I would suggest two heavy coats or 3 regular coats to avoid any sheer spottiness.
I have three of these pretties to share with you today. After swatching these I think this may be the best FX Collection Orly has come out with so far. I’ll let you be your own judge of that though.
Lunar Eclipse is a vibrant royal blue that shifts to into a blue, purple and magenta multi-chrome. I didn’t expect it, but this is my favorite of the three.
Galaxy Girl is a “bruise” colored polish that shifts from a dark burgundy to purple, blue, and green. It makes me think of a texturized version of Orly Velvet Rope/ Mysterious Curse with more burgundy added to the multi-chrome effect.
It’s Not Rocket Science
It’s Not Rocket Science is an awesome “swamp” green multi-chrome that shifts from a golden green to a slightly darker mossy green. It is the weakest multi-chromed of the three in my opinion. It’s an unusual color that I don’t think everyone will take a liking to, but I absolutely love it.
None of the Cosmic FX Collection has been added to Orly’s permanent collection as of yet, I’m not sure if that will ever happen. Some of these have become hard to find, in my case at least, without turning to Ebay or Amazon. However, there are still a few places where these can be found.
Beauty Stop Online carries the entire Cosmic FX collection as well as a large selection of other Orly polishes. FX Collections retail for more than regular Orly polishes, usually up to $10. You can find FX Orly’s for $7.49 and $6.50 for non FX Orly at Beauty Stop Online. They also carry Essie and China Glaze as well for really great prices….just doing my part in enabling
* The products featured in this post were sent for review. All opinions are honest and my own.