Hey-oooo this is our last fall collection to talk about! Isn’t that crazy to think about? And then I’m almost “on time” for all of the holiday collections 😂 I know it’s crazy to think about, but all the brands are in full on holiday mode, so that is the ONE PLACE I will allow holidays early. Otherwise all Christmas music has to wait until December 1st and we’re not forgetting about Thanksgiving here. Rules are rules.
So let’s talk about this last fall collection shall we? Our last grasp on the 60 degree wonderful last sunny days in this blog (I miss those days, it’s already down to 40s and gray here).
I have the Fall collection today from Orosa Beauty! This is a new to me brand, and a newer overall brand to discuss. This brand started this year, and this is now their 2nd collection they’ve released, after a Summer collection. I had seen posts, but hadn’t been truly dialed into their releases until this fall collection. It’s full of stunning cream shades and some beautiful deeper colors.
And then I was tagged in a giveaway they were doing, and I won! This is the first giveaway I ever won on Instagram, so I was so dang excited! (Is this what it’s like to win the lottery). The brand was so kind, and they told me I won on Thursday and the package with the polishes was already to me two days later on Saturday! I was so impressed, and the polishes are just so cute (there’s just something about those square bottles that gets me.
This is their Fall 2019 collection and features 6 cream shades – 1 more sheer, and the rest are full creams. They retail for $12 each on the Orosa Beauty website.
Let’s get on into the swatches!
(Please enjoy old Halloween nail polish, but I wanted to show the brush in relation to my hand. I’ve been swatching but haven’t had time to do a full mani, okay). There was a touch of a learning curve with this polish and the wide brush, with it being a shorter brush stem and handle, but I got it figured out after a swatch or two. It took just a little more concentration to make sure it didn’t get too messy. It’s nothing bad, just want to warn if you’re not used to it, it can make it feel a little awkward! But nothing that lasts too long.
Up first we have the one sheer shade of the collection. This is ‘Rose Quartz’ and she’s a soft baby pink sheer cream. This can flood the cuticle, so I definitely recommend thinner coats. This was 3 coats, and as you can see, there will still be some transparency and nail line, so this is definitely depend on your preferences if you like this look or not. They’re not my favorite, so this polish overall wasn’t my favorite. But would be nice for a quick “your nails but better” look.
If you’re going to wear something sheer like this, I also definitely recommend a ridge filling base coat if you have more obvious ridges like mine. They can definitely show through and make the polish look a little more uneven.
Now onto the full color polishes!
This is ‘Wisteria’, a very light lilac cream shade. This had a sheer 1st coat, with nail line showing. I got it pretty well opaque in a 2nd thicker coat, though it might need a 3rd coat to cover up any last patches.
For this shade, I definitely recommend thicker coats, as if there’s not enough polish on the brush, it can skip and stick over previous coats. Lighter shades like this can definitely be a little more uneven, so I was pleased with the smooth finish at the end! This will be perfect for spring as well.
‘Sage’ is a stunning light dusty green cream shade. Another that had a more sheer and uneven formula, so I did need 3 coats to fully make it opaque and smooth. If you have less ridges on your nails than I do, you can probably get away with 2 coats.
Love the color, just a few more coats needed!
‘Brick’ is a stunning burnt orange cream shade. This had a STUNNING formula, and was pretty well opaque in just 1 easy coat. I did 2 here, but it was smooth and so easy on the nails. These dry so glossy as well, I loved all of these darker creams.
So perfect for fall!
Another shade that my eye was immediately drawn to was ‘Succulent’, a bright olive green cream. This had a good 1st coat, and was easily opaque in 2 coats. I did thicker coats again, and the formula is easy to control even with thicker coats. Loved the wide brush for that.
Lastly we have ‘Midnight’, a very deep dark blue cream. This had another stunning formula and was easily opaque in just 1 coat. This was one I couldn’t stop looking at while it was on my nails after swatching – it was so glossy even without a top coat. So pretty and perfect for the colder weather.
And that was the first collection from Orosa Beauty! While I didn’t love ‘Rose Quartz’ that was mainly a personal preference, and I know there are others that love a more sheer look! ‘Wisteria’ and ‘Sage’ did take 3 coats to build up, but they were beautiful shades, so I didn’t mind the extra coats!
There were also some beautiful formulas in here – in the darker shades, so I’m definitely intrigued to try more. I always love to find new brands, and I’m so interested to see where they go from here!
Nails: Essie Game Theory • OPI Holiday Collection • Orly Winter collection • China Glaze Sesame Street Holiday collection • Sista Chic Holiday collection
Makeup: Colourpop Uh-Huh Honey Palette • ELF New Classics • Colourpop California Love Palette • BH Cosmetics Fairy Lights Palette
Other Fall collections!
Essie Fall 2019 Collection
China Glaze Gone West Fall 2019 Collection
Orly ‘Dreamscape’ Fall 2019 Collection
OPI Scotland Fall 2019 Collection
Zoya ‘Sensual’ Fall 2019 Collection