I know these have been out for a while now but I have to say, nail polishes aren’t really exciting for me this year. The only range that truly impressed me was Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paint and I didn’t find myself looking at the nail varnish stands after that.
Because I’ve been out of Norway quite a bit in the past few weeks, I didn’t really have many nail polishes with me, so I picked up one of the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche à L’Huile Nail Varnishes. It was a random purchase but I fell in love with the shade 116 Café de Nuit, a lovely peachy nude. And then I realised that this nail polish is something totally different from anything I’ve used, so far.
The formula has a blend of precious oils: Rose, Lotus Bloom, Camellia Seed and Argan, to create strong and bold shades that are extremely shiny and to give the colours depth and intensity in one coat.
I love the elegant bottles and the shades, they really are vibrant and glossy, the brush is easy to use, as well. That’s why I picked up two more, 224 Rose Ballet (gorgeous terracota pink and my favourite of all three) and 334 Violet de Nuit (a true dark purple without looking black that would be perfect for the winter time).
I use two thin coats, some people apply one thick layer but I have to say, these nail polishes take a little bit longer to dry, so I wouldn’t do it like this. The texture is really smooth and easy to work with, the coverage is quite opaque and I had a bit of difficulties with the darkest shade only. I have to admit, I often apply these L’Oréal Paris Color Riche à L’Huile Nail Varnishes without using base and top coat (Oops!), I’m wearing only the nail colour on the photos, too and yes, they are THAT glossy! I just love how beautiful they look and…smell. The scent of these nail polishes is the same as the brand’s lipsticks one and lingers for about a day or two, it’s not too overpowering and I really like it.
What impressed me the most is that although any nail polish lasts a couple of days on me, these ones stay on my nails for up to 6 days even without base and top coat.
I may be late to the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche à L’Huile Nail Varnishes party but I’m definitely not leaving it now. What are your favourite colours from the range?