YSL Gris Underground #38

Is this grey?  Is this periwinkle?  Is this cornflour blue?  Whatever it is, it’s gorgeous.

YSL Gris Underground #38

YSL Gris Underground #38

There is definitely a sky blue cast that comes through with this color.  It is definitely grey, but it is a grey-blue sort of color making it cooler and edgier.  I love how it looks with my skin-tone, I find some other greys can lean a little bit warmer (where they are a bit grey with a hint of brown) that brings out the redness in my skin.  This is a creme, no shimmer, no sparkle, yet it has depth to it and interest.  I can’t get enough of these sorts of colors and I find that YSL in the new La Laque Couture range has some seriously amazing colors in creme formulations.

Some more swatches:

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The color is smooth, not streaky.  Even a single coat lays down some serious color and if you went a little bit thicker, you could easily get away with a single coat.  The color depth shows in two coats, however so I prefer doing two thinner coats.  I have found the formula to be quite consistent with these polishes, not too thin, not too thick.  I would call this just right making it easy to polish without the risk of it running all over the place and pooling at the cuticle.

This is two coats and dries to a beautiful shine that doesn’t need top coat (but I do it anyway because that’s how I roll).

YSL Gris Underground bottle view

YSL Gris Underground bottle view

The bottle photo (taken with flash) shows the undertones really well.  It is a light grey with a blue / lavender cast.  It’s absolutely stunning and falls into the category of work appropriate but edgy.  Why wear pale pinks and boring neutrals when you can wear this?  I love it.

Disclaimer:  This was purchased by me from Nordstroms.

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