Reader Request: Orly Plum Noir & Avon Midnight Plum

For Millie.

I trimmed my nails and when they are short like this I enjoy wearing darker colors. This request was perfectly timed. Thanks Millie!

Orly Plum Noir is a dark plum creme. It's dark but not too dark and never looks black. It's elegant and sexy and wears well. This photo is taken after a day and I didn't notice the wear until after I took the photos. But I did put together some Ikea furniture wearing this so not bad for the abuse I gave the manicure.

Avon Midnight Plum is a glossy dark vampy plum. This is a classic vamp color in my opinion. Darker compared to Plum Noir and the shine is outstanding on this one. No topcoat in this picture.


Unknown August 20, 2010 at 3:56 PM

I feel the same way! When my nails are short I like darker colors, isn't that funny ?

LB August 20, 2010 at 4:02 PM

It is! I don't know why either. There is something so glam about vamps on short nails.

Millie August 20, 2010 at 8:24 PM

I love them both! But the Avon looks too similar to ChG Evening Seduction which I already have.

Your pics of Plum Noir look quite a bit different from others floating around - others look much less red toned and more purple. I was actually leaning toward Orly Perfectly Plum since it's more red toned than PN but if your pics are close to the true color then I think I'll go for PN.

LB August 21, 2010 at 6:27 AM

The sun brightens the color a bit and it will be a bit deeper in low lights but that is accurate to my eye. It's a lovely color. I hope I helped!

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