Orly Rock-It Swatches & Review

Orly-Rock-It-Swatches-ReviewOrly Rock-It from the Mineral FX Collection is like the lady in red who heats up the dance floor as she kicks up her heels and does the salsa!

Better get the extinguisher and the hot greased-up fire fighters from those calendars handy because your nails will be on fire with this one! Hot damn!

Although I don’t wear red nail polish as often as other colours, when I do reach for one, it’s either a bright creme or something blingtastic like this magenta-leaning red.

Do you remember what the last red nail polish you wore was?

Orly Rock-It Pictures

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Orly Rock It Photos

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Orly Rock-It Mineral FX Collection


Orly Rock It

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Orly Rock-It Photos

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Orly Rock It

Orly Rock-It Ingredients


Orly Rock-It Swatches

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Orly Rock-It Swatches & Review

Orly Rock-It Review & Swatch

Orly Rock-It Swatch & Review

Rock-It by Orly Mineral FX Collection Swatch & Review

Orly Rock It Mineral FX Collection Swatches & Review


√ Magenta shimmer

Key Notes

Orly Rock-It Review


In the bottle, Rock-It by Orly looks crazy amazing because you can see red, magenta, and orange. I was really hoping for the orange to translate onto the nails, but unfortunately, that duochrome effect was very weak. Despite that hang-up, what does come through comes through like a sledgehammer!

If I looked at my nails at a particular angle under artificial light, then I could see the orange come through, but most times, the orange takes a back seat. (What you see in all of my above photos are what I saw 95% of the time.)

What a sexy colour – it’s the most vivid type of red that reminds me of fire…well, if fire was magenta. But I mean that it’s just full of life. If you’re tired of colours that fall flat, put this on – it’s the exact opposite!


This is a super glittery polish that is not gritty like a typical glitter polish. And there’s a very subtle duochrome as I mentioned before. If you’re looking for a major colour shift, this polish won’t hit the spot.

The finish is still spectacular, though because it catches the light all the time and sparkles on your nails. It’s fun to look at, and when I think of the kind of energy drink that Santa and the Elves must drink during the holiday season, this is what I imagine it looks like. 😉 (P.S. Never drink your nail polish even if you did see a woman on My Strange Addiction doing it! (Warning: That clip contains graphic content.)

Application & Formula

As I’ve come to expect from Orly nail polishes, Rock-It applied evenly, smoothly, and easily. I had no issue applying it whatsoever. The brush and the rubberized handle made it a cinch to apply and control.


  • Magenta red is full of fire!
  • Sparkles & catches the light all the time
  • Excellent formula
  • Orly handle is rubberized, which gives greater control
  • Orly polishes contain 18 mL of product instead of the industry standard of 15 mL

  • Duochrome is extremely weak (It’s more of a magenta & red most of the time. The orange is very shy.)

Final Verdict: 9/10

If you want to wear a sexy red, this is an excellent choice because not only is the formula a joy to work with, but the colour is so lively, you’d better be careful not to get distracted by it while walking or driving. 😉

Did you get any colours from the Orly Mineral FX Collection? Was it just me, or did Rock-It have a very weak duochrome? Do you have a favourite Orly polish?


15 thoughts on “Orly Rock-It Swatches & Review

  1. beachgal

    This is a beauty. Great photos of your swatches. I have major weakness for magentas. This is a perfect blend of magenta and red and makes it pretty unique. The last red I wore is on my toes currently ((I do tend to wear a lot of reds)..it’s Kimmy by Zoya – an red/orange fab glassfleck from the summer 2011 Sunshine collection and my go to fav red that is non cream and non holiday red. It’s a real stunner.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey beachgal!

      Thanks so much! :) Catching it in the sunlight helped a lot. And I only had to bribe Mother Nature with a $5 bill. 😉

      Ooohhh, Kimmy is so pretty. I don’t have that one, but I hear a lot of people talking about that shade. Gorgeous!

  2. Nicole

    It’s funny that you asked if we remember the last red polish we wore up top because if not for the fact that today was the day my red nails posted in the 31 Day Challenge I’d have to say “no.” Since they just posted today tho I can tell you it was SH Rapid Red. :) I did a little dot manicure over OPI Pink Friday for my red nails. As far as wearing ONLY red… gosh… it was probably like 2 years ago when I first REALLY got into nail polish and really started embracing my short nails. I decided that bright red looked better on short nails anyway and started wearing it all the time. :) This isn’t really my type of color, but I bet if I got my hands on it I’d end up loving it. 😀
    Nicole recently posted: Day 1: Red Nails

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nicole!

      I saw your blog post on the awesome nail art you did. Great job! :) I love the way they turned out…and the colours you chose worked so well together. You could even use that manicure for Valentine’s Day.

        1. Mary Post author

          Yes, hearts instead of dots sounds cute! I’m sure you could do it. If you have a big enough dotting tool (or the end of a makeup brush), you can use two large dots and then connect them to make the heart shape.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Fedoraharp!

      Hehe, that name “Rockin’ Rockette” is pretty fun. Wish I had that one just for the name. Hmm…I don’t have Moonlit Madness, either, so I can’t compare, unfortunately.

      If any of my readers know or even have comparison bottle pictures or swatches, please let us know!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Yes, don’t neglect Rock-It! It needs to be worn.

      Cool – I’ve been wearing Prey Tell for a few days now. :) It’s super glossy!


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