Thursday, June 30, 2016

L'Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis a L'Huile Nail Polish: Review and Swatches

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New from L'Oreal comes a revolutionary nail polish range formulated with four different types of oils. Available in 25 gorgeously pigmented shades, the L'Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis a L'Huile Nail Polishes ($10 CAD) promise a high-shine finish. To see some swatches, click.......
L'Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis a L'Huile Nail Polish
Packaging:
Housed in a very interesting bottle with a cut glass design, the L'Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis a L'Huile polishes definitely have a more luxurious feel. I am not a fan of wide fan-brushes but the applicator of these polishes is actually really good. Thay have rounded sides and are well-made so you really get a wide coverage without having to deal with splayed bristles. Also, the plastic stem holding the brush has ridges along the length; I believe they are designed to prevent polish collected along the stem from dripping. However, because the ridges aren't very deep, they don't really make a big difference, especially because the stems are actually extra wide. I found that I still needed to really clean the stem around the bottle rim to prevent dripping.
L'Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis a L'Huile Nail Polish
Formulation:
Infused with oils of rose, lotus, camellia, and argan, the Le Vernis a L'Huile promises a brilliant shine. I'm not sure if the oils add any additional benefits but I'd imagine that they do a better job at nourishing the nails. I love nail polishes but I hate their smell. However, these polishes actually have a really lovely scent, before and after they set. The majority of the shades are really rich and pigmented, see below for individual shade reviews.

Rose Ballet:
A subdued terra-cotta rose, Rose Ballet is a super gorgeous color. The formulation is very pigmented and smooth; I used two coats for the swatches below.
Rose Ballet, two coats with no top coat.
Violet Vendome:
This is a rich eggplant purple with a rich and pigmented formulation. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Violet Vendome, two coats with no top coat
Violet de Nuit:
A deep violet-purple, Violet de Nuit is also a very rich and pigmented color. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Violet de Nuit, two coats with no top coat
Bleu Royal:
Like the previous shades, this midnight teal is super creamy and pigmented. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Bleu Royal, two coats with no top coat
Blanc de Lune:
This is a simple white cream; the formulation is fairly pigmented for a white. Two coats were almost enough for an opaque coverage but I had to go in for a third to ensure a complete coverage.
Blanc de Lune, two coats with no top coat
Orange Triomphe:
A bright red cream with a subtle hint of orange, Orange Triomphe has a slightly more jelly finish compared to the other shades. The polish has a slight translucence but the formulation is actually very pigmented and even.
Orange Triomphe, two coats with no top coat
Availability:
L'Oreal is available in mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada.
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