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We went behind the scenes of Orly's sprawling, paint-splattered factory to see how its bright, innovative polishes are made. And trust us when we say it is truly a sight to be seen. Imagine rivers of burgundy and neon orange polish being mixed, swirled, and poured into glass bottles and gleaming, electric purple paint pouring from 200-pound vats. It's like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, but for beauty nerds.
Today, Orly — whose founder Jeff Pink invented the French Manicure — manufactures 5 tons of tinted lacquer every day. But the history of nail polish dates back way before that. Watch the video above to see the entire, mesmerizing process. Warning: manicure appointments may follow.
Correction: We mistakenly state that Orly makes 5 tons of nail polish everyday. In fact, we dont know how much they make. But it's a lot : )
Correction: Jeff Pink is not makeup artist, he owned a beauty supply store, selling products to makeup artists.
About How Stuff is Made
We're taking you on a behind-the-scenes look at the wonderfully hypnotic ways that your favorite products, from vibrators to lipstick and eyeshadow, are made.
How Stuff is Made
AboutWe're taking you on a behind-the-scenes look at the wonderfully hypnotic ways that your favorite products, from vibrators to lipstick and eyeshadow, are made.