When I bought Chanel’s new summer nail polish colors, I added a couple of older colors to my order as well, and I found myself wanting to wear Orange Fizz almost first of all. It’s a bright orange with some pink in it, so it’s little bit more work-friendly than Mimosa’s bright yellow, but it’s still pretty and summery.
This polish was first released in Chanel’s summer 2009 collection, but it’s part of Chanel’s normal polish lineup now. Just like other Chanels, this color has a nice formula. It took three coats to be opaque, but they were easy, controlled coats that ended up basically perfect at my cuticles. My pictures turned out a bit darker than Orange Fizz looks in real life; in everyday wear, it seems bright and caught my eye when I moved my hands around. It’s a creamy color with no shimmer, so it went on more opaque than a lot of the recent bright colors, which was a nice change. I wore it right after Chanel’s Morning Rose, which has gold sparkles and is a lot more sheer than Orange Fizz, so it was noticeable how much more opaque this was.
On the nail this polish has a lot of pink in it and seems kind of melon-y. It’s softer than a lot of orange nail colors even though it’s really bright, I think because of the pink undertones and because it’s such a nice, soft formula. It’s a good shade for summer and I ended up keeping it on for four days, because I didn’t want to take it off. I was very happy with this one and I think it’s worth the premium for such a nice orange that isn’t harsh or crayon-colored.