YSL La Laque Couture Nail Polish Formula is the bomb. That is all.
Just kidding. That isn’t all. Granted I could say that is all because, truly wuly, this is a fabulous formula. I am collecting these beauties on mass at the moment because they are that awesome. Let’s get down to the review, shall we?
The bottle is luxe. Hey, look at me. I have a gold cap.
The cap comes off leaving a smaller lid that is great when you are painting – a lot of brands do this, eg. Chanel’s nail polish formula, the big lids would make holding the brush difficult if you had smaller hands.
The brush itself is quite wide and is tapered at the end (like the Dior brushes – yes I’ll review my Dior polishes soon, I promise) to follow the cuticle. I find these brushes are great if you have bigger nail beds and larger fingers. If you have small girly hands like me, the brush can be difficult to use on my pinky (but works beautifully on my other fingers).
Now onto the formula. It lasts and lasts and lasts. I do not have any of the YSL base coats or top coats and use my concoction of nail base coats and top coats. I find that no matter what I use (eg Revitanail as a base, two coats of YSL nail polish, OPI Start to Finish as top coat; Butter London Nail foundation, two coats of YSL nail polish, Butter London top coat; OPI Nail Envy as a base coat, two coats of YSL nail polish, Butter London top coat) or some mix of base and top coats, that I get fantastic wear. No chips. No bubbling. No shrinkage. Just pure joy in the form of nail polish perfection that lasts from Sunday night to Sunday night (a week’s wear).
Now I have a number of different colours and finishes. I’ve reviewed a small subset so far – Bronze Pyrite, Bleu Cosmique, Blanc Galactique are all fabulous shimmery / metallicky polishes. They are a dream to apply and do not show brushstrokes at all. Beige Gallery and Gris Underground, are beautiful creme finishes that are super glossy. The colour shown in this post is Orange Fusion (review coming) and I have not had any issues with any of the La Laque Couture formula at all. They are superb.
The colours are fabulous as well. The original release came out with the general oranges, reds, pinks, but they then shook it up with some standout beauties. Bleu Majorelle is STUNNING and probably my favourite blue of all time (and I love blue nail polish). They have a jade. They have a teal. The pinks and fuchsias are to die for. The orange is a jelly! I can’t speak highly enough of the colour collection or the formula. Seriously try these babies out. They are pricey but so worth it when you get such consistent quality and fantastic colour palette.