Orly Ruby Nail Polish – Review, Swatches & Long Lasting Test

Hello beauties!

I met Orly Ruby nail polish last week when Rowe Romania which is the only Romanian distributor for Orly products hosted an event and I had the pleasure of winning one of their prizes offered in a raffle. I’ve already posted a preview & swatches for all the Orly mini nail polishes that I won and individual reviews will soon follow.


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Orly Ruby nail polish (5.3 ml/ 0.18 fl oz – 20.oo Lei) is a deep brownish red creme with a glossy finish. It looks semi opaque in one coat and fully opaque in two coats with a nice shiny finish which can be amplified by an extra layer of top coat. For a dark color like this one I would prefer a full opacity from the first coat especially that are lots of better dupes out there.

The formula is excellent, not very thin or too thick and makes the brush glides easily on the nails. The application went without pooling, bubbling or streaking the only problem I had is that the color looked a little bit uneven after the first coat. Orly Ruby is a color with history because it was launch as far as I know in back in 2008. As as base coat I choose Jordana Garlic Growth Base Coat and one of five of my nails I’ve also applied Jordana Yellow Out top coat.

I worn the nail polish for almost 3 days and the nails which received the protection of the top coat began showing a very minor tip wear while the color was visibly mattified. On the other nails where I haven’t applied top coat I had no chipping but visible tip wear and a more mattified color. After these results I considered I should removed this color because I don’t like to have tip wear right on the second day.

Enjoy more photos…

Orly Ruby Nail Polish Swatch – one coat

Orly Ruby Nail Polish Swatch – two coats

Orly Ruby Nail Polish Swatch – top coat

Orly Ruby Nail Polish Swatch – 2 days later with top coat

Orly Ruby Nail Polish Swatch – 2 days later without top coat

I hope you enjoyed this review and find it useful in case you want to purchase this shade. I also included Orly Ruby nail polish in my current Birthday International Giveaway.


    • I’m happy that you like this shade because I usually choose totally different shades and that’s why included this one in my current giveaway. 🙂

  1. Beautiful color but tip wear after 2 days! I don’t always take the time for a top coat so this would probably not work for me. 🙁

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