Mmmm mmmm. YSL Orange Fusion is quite a juicy shade of red-orange. I must admit initially I thought, yep, orange, I do have other orange nail polishes….but it has a jelly like finish to it and it looks like orange jelly (jell-o for you American peeps).
Or like the coating on jaffas. Mmmmmm jaffas. Geez, I could go some of those. For those of you who don’t know what a jaffa is, it’s a solid chocolate ball covered in a candy coating that is orange flavoured so you get a choc-orange hit. They are quite hard and make great projectiles to throw at your older brothers. I digress.
In the bottle it gives off a very dark orange, veering off into red-orange territory. I find it hard to explain but sometimes I think it is a red-orange and other times it is just a deep orange colour. The nail swatch below shows the reddish tones coming through but it’s still orange in my view.
What makes Orange Fusion spectacular for me (besides the YSL La Laque Couture formula) is that this is a jelly polish with extreme shine. This is two coats of colour. The shine of the polish itself is mesmerising. Of course I wear base and top coat for longevity of all my polishes because I’m pretty rough with my hands, but in the photo above, I took the photo with two coats of colour without top coat to show the spectacular shine.
YSL Orange Fusion is a dream to apply too. Sometimes a jelly polish will need three or more coats to get down enough colour. This wasn’t the case with this one. If you want to minimise any smile lines or visible nail lines, a third coat would probably work but I found that the VNL was not an issue and is almost barely visible on the nail (you can see it on my thumb nail and my middle finger, but it’s not as apparent on any of the other nails).
I have worn this to work most of the week and have had people comment on the colour. Granted my workplace is starting to get used to me wearing some pretty bold colours – even for corporate environments you can strut a bold nail colour from time to time….I have my workplace trained now. The wear is spectacular and the removal a dream – no staining and given the intensity of the colour you may be worried about it leaving an orange cast on the nail.
The more I polish my nails with these new YSL lovelies, the more I want to collect them all. I haven’t had one disappointment and I own a number of these now. They are truly worth the price tag.
Disclaimer: I bought my YSL Orange Fusion from Myer Chadstone.