Orly Desert Muse Collection | Swatch & Review | Fall 2020

Hi everyone!

Today I have a swatch and review of the new Orly Desert Muse Collection for Fall 2020. This is a set of 6 creme polishes, all in beautiful autumnal shades! This collection also comes in their Gel FX line, but I’ll only be talking about the regular nail polish line in this post. I also swatched all of these polishes live in a YouTube video so you could see how they actually apply on the nail. Scroll down to the end of this post to check out that video!

First up is Roam With Me, a rosy nude creme. I’m wearing 2 coats with the Orly Glosser Top Coat. At first I wasn’t sure if I loved this shade of nude on my nails but it’s growing on me! This one will probably either be a 2 coater or a 3 coater depending on the length of your nails and how thick you usually apply your coats. I have slightly shorter nails and I was careful not to do too thin of layers so I got an opaque color in 2.

Next up is Midnight Oasis, a deep navy blue creme. I’m wearing 2 coats with the Orly Glosser Top Coat. This one tries relatively shiny on it’s own but I think adding Glosser just gives it that extra oomph and shine.

This is one of my favorites from the collection! I actually really like wearing navy polishes lately, I think it’s a really flattering shade and they are great for me when I’m looking for cold-weather polishes since I don’t typically like reds or warm tones. This one is super shiny and such a great shade of blue!

Sagebrush is a muted sage color, almost like a teal-toned gray creme. I’m wearing 2 coats with the Orly Glosser Top Coat. Another super smooth creme! It was self-leveling and shiny on it’s own, but again I love how it’s even shinier with top coat.

Another favorite for me! But you guys are probably expecting that by now 🙂 It’s a great mix of blue and green while also having a nice muted gray tone to it. A perfect combination for a fall shade! I will absolutely be wearing this one over the next few months.

This next one is Canyon Clay, a burnt umber, warm brown creme. Again, wearing 2 smooth, creamy coats with Orly Glosser Top Coat. I’m not sure if it was my error or because something was different about the formula on this one, but for some reason this polish seemed a little thinner than the others and it was easier to flood my cuticles. Coverage was still perfect and opaque in 2 coats, and again it’s very shiny on its own.

This color is not one that’s particularly my style but it definitely feels perfect for the season and I think it will be a favorite for a lot of other people.

Red Rock is a wine red creme. I’m wearing 2 coats with the Glosser Top Coat. This is such a gorgeous shade of red! It seems perfect for the fall and holiday season. The only down side about this one was I think I got a wonky brush in my bottle: the bristles were a little messed up and hard to work with. However, this is still a gorgeous polish and I recommend this one especially if you love reds.

Lastly, Wild Abandon is a vampy deep purple creme. I’m wearing 2 coats with Orly Glosser Top Coat. This is one of my other favorites! I love purples and this one is such a rich and gorgeous shade without being too dark. It’s so perfect for fall and the formula was a dream yet again.

So my overall thoughts: these polishes were easy to apply and very smooth, were self leveling and shiny even before top coat! I found that all of these cremes dried quickly, as well. I think the thinner formula helps a lot with this which is why I tend to prefer slightly thinner polishes! They dry smoother and quicker, which I think makes for a better manicure. I really enjoyed this collection and I’m excited to wear them more since we’re getting into fall!

If you want to see me swatch these polishes live, check out my YouTube video here:


Disclaimer: Orly gifted me these polishes to try and share with all of you. All opinions are my own. Some links are affiliate links.

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