I have one more polish from Orly’s Spring 2011 Precious Collection, Royal Velvet. This is the darkest of the six, a dark blueish purple with strong blue shimmer. It’s a pretty and dramatic color.
Royal Velvet is a little thin and you’ll definitely need three coats for it to be opaque. It also seemed more runny than the others I’ve tried from the collection. The color is nice, and very shimmery in the sun. It’s a little like Essie’s Dive Bar, only it’s not so dark and blackened-Royal Velvet keeps its purple look even when it’s in indirect light.
In the shade it looks soft and still has a blueish look, even without the shimmer being lit up. It’s softer and less dark on the nail than I thought it might be, given how dark it looks in the bottle, which I like. I think it’s a nice, kind of pearly color but it doesn’t seem all that springy to me. I’m thinking I might pull it out more in the fall.