YSL La Laque Couture in Bleu Majorelle review :
Talking of getting it right, isn’t the promo image for these simply amazing? Tributes plus a tower of thirty nail polishes = love at first sight!
Well, it was for me anyway. I knew resistance to these was futile.
With a whopping 30 trend inspired shades to choose from picking just one was tricky, although, having said that there were a few that really stood out from the bunch that made deciding a tiny bit easier.
I whittled it down to these three, Parme Grafitti (13) a lovely, creamy lilac, Beige Leger (22) a flattering, mid-tone beige and Bleu Majorelle (18) a beautiful, bright cobalt blue that as you can see below was just too gorgeous to resist!
Inspired by and named after the gardens of Majorelle in Morocco which were owned by Yves St.leurant himself, this electric blue is an intense shade and like nothing I currently own. In fact it’s the only blue in my collection.
Usually blue nails aren’t my thing (navy is the only exception) as I’ve just never felt comfortable in the cooler tones against my pale skin but YSL’s offering is deep enough in tone not to wash me out and bright enough to stand out. In other words it’s perfect.
So aside from the colour, which as you can tell I LOVE, what else does this polish have to offer? A jolly good formula and a very clever brush, that’s what!
Painting my nails with the La Laque Couture is a doddle and an absolute pleasure. Opaque, creamy and seriously smooth, the formula applies like a dream with it’s one-stroke brush, allowing you to get a perfect finish in just two coats.
I know having a fat brush is nothing new but at the same time it’s still impressive, why all brands don’t do this I don’t know. Anything that saves me time I’m all for.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve been wowed by a polish, and for £17 so I should be, it’s pricey I know, but I’m seriously impressed. These lacquers are the Volupte’s of the varnish world, creamy, shiny and effortless to apply, well worth it.
Ohh but if you like the shade but didn’t want to fork out a fortune I’ve heard Nails Inc’s Baker Street is similar and a little cheaper.
Have you been tempted to try YSL’s new range? Which shades are you loving?