I'm a little out of the loop on new releases, so when I saw this Orly color at Ulta, I had no clue which collection this was part of. I own nothing like this color it in my collection, and it's perfect for my taste, so it came home with me. Because I love the color so much, I had to put it on immediately.
Orly After Party is a brand new release for summer 2012 color collection called Feel the Vibe. Whoa, summer collection? This is not a color that comes to mind for summer. A quick google search took me to Feel the Vibe promo pictures, and After Party indeed stuck out among all the neons and brights in the collection. Personally, I think After Party would have been more fitting in the Dark Shadow collection instead. Regardless, I am very pleased with After Party.
I'm really excited for After Party; just look at this on the nails!
A blurry swatch, but a closer look at how it appears on the nail...
After Party did not disappoint. The color in the bottle is exactly what you will see on the nail. The formula was nice, very opaque. I used 2 coats here and added a glossy top coat. Without top coat, it dries to a finish similar to Chanel Graphite.
I just adore this color! Definitely seek this one out if you love dark colors like myself. It may not scream summer, but who cares, it's beautiful!