Back in February I swung through Walgreens to pick up the ORLY Color Blast Elsa collection, which was the Frozen inspired set. I was fine with that collection and felt a lot of the colors were a good match. Now ORLY Color Blast has released a Belle collection which is inspired by Beauty and The Beast which is probably my second favorite Disney movie (first being The Little Mermaid) and I picked those up as well.
Before I get into photos, I’m going to go ahead and say what a ton of people have said about this set.
It does not properly represent this Disney classic. At all.
If you were to ask me what colors I think would represent Beauty and the Beast, you would need a gorgeous yellow for Belle’s dress and a rich blue for Beast.
Neither shade is in this collection. While it’s a pretty collection, the shades were a complete “miss” for me because it isn’t Beauty and the Beast and it made me a bit grumpy when swatching it because I could think of a few Disney movies this collection could have been better for.
Let’s move along with the swatches
Nose In A Book
Nose In A Book is a vibrant light blue creme. I used 2 coats for these photos and had no application issues.
This is the only shade I can see fitting. It is semi in line with her outfit (not the yellow ball gown)
Crazy Old Maurice
Crazy Old Maurice is a vibrant almost minty turquoise creme. Application was good, but the formula was a bit thin so I had to be careful not to pick up too much or I would have flooded my cuticles.
Crazy Old Maurice isn’t represented well with this shade.
I used 3 thin coats for these photos.
Enchanted Rose is a fuchsia with fine pink shimmer. This was a sheer shade and I needed 3 coats to build up to opacity, otherwise no issues at all.
Tea With Mrs. Potts
Tea With Mrs. Potts is an incredibly pale baby pink. This applied like a typical pastel and was streaky on the first 2 coats but evened out on the third coat. Slight self leveling issues, but nothing incredibly noticeable.
Break The Spell
Break The Spell is a bright pink leaning violet creme. This was a bit watery and flooded my cuticles a little. I used 3 coats for these photos.
Positively Primeval Gaston
I saved this one for last. How is Gaston the shimmery peachy orange shade in the collection? This baffled me a bit. Pretty color, no doubt – but for Gaston? No.
While I loved this color, the application was the worst of the set. I used 3 coats for these photos but it applied patchy and had a thick formula.
It’s safe to say that overall I’m not impressed with this collection. Two of the shades really were nice and I’m glad I now own them (Nose In A Book and Crazy Old Maurice) but none of the shades are incredibly unique.
As far as a Beauty and the Beast theme? This isn’t it and the child in me was really disappointed in that.
Do I regret buying them? A little. Will I buy the next set of Disney inspired shades, even if the movie isn’t well represented? More than likely. I do weird crap like that a lot.
Price: $6.99 Each
Where To Buy: Exclusively at Walgreens
I will have a comparison post up this week comparing these 6 shades to the 12 shades in the Elsa collection. You can still find some of the Elsa shades in Walgreens if you missed those (I know mine still had several)
What did you think? Were you ok with this as a Beauty and the Beast collection?
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