Why an Oil-based formula?
10 years of research has produced L’Oreal’s-patented oil-in colour technology. Through this technology, four precious oils (Rose, Lotus Bloom, Camellia Seed and Argan) are infused in the formula for a new level of shine and colour depth.
What is Le Vernis a L’Huile?
A unique palette of 25 creme shades ranging form soft whites and nudes to corals and navy – there’s definitely something for everyone. Each beautiful nail colour is cased in a chic crystalized bottle with L’Oreal’s-patented Flexor brush. The brush features a three-double squared stem and 440 soft bristles. It’s wider at the end with a round shape for precise, perfect and easy application – I’m in love with this brush! Though the majority of shades are launching June 14, there are a few that will be released in November. I’m showing you a sneak peek of 12 shades, but I’ll try to get my hands on the others so that you can compare.
Does it Require a Base or Top Coat?
Definitely not – the shine is incredible and there is no staining from not wearing a top coat. If, however you do want longer wear, than I would recommend a base and top coat.
Let’s have a look at the swatches. All shown on their own with no topcoat.
(Above: Nude Demoiselle) is a gorgeous soft pink that requires 3 thin coats to reach full opacity.
(Above: Dimanche Apres-Midi) is probably one of my favs in the Le Vernis A L’Huile collection. A soft ballerina pink that also requires 3 thin coats to reach full opacity.
(Above: Bleu Royal) is a stunning navy blue that reaches full opacity in just 1 thin coat! Perfect if you’re in a hurry.
(Above: Grenat Irreverent) is a dark chambris that requires two thin coats.
(Above: Rubis Folies) is a perfect bright ruby red that covers in two coats.
(Above: Rouge Sauvage) is a beautiful classic red for every occasion shown here with two coats.
(Above: Coral Trianon) is another favourite of mine. I love a perfect coral for the summer.
(Above: Violet De Nuit) is a dark violet that covers in just one coat.
(Above: Cherie Macaron) is a little darker than Coral Trianon but another full on gorgeous dark coral orange/red.
(Above: Violet Vendome) is a lovely classic violet with the perfect mix of purple and pink. Shown above with two coats.
(Above: Fuchsia Palace): Who doesn’t always need the perfect fuchsia pink in their collection? Shown here with two coats.
(Above: Jardin Des Roses) is the first colour I was drawn to as the day I chose to wear it, I had on bright pink lipstick and wanted my makeup to match my nails. Shown here with two coats.
According to celebrity Nail Artist Tom Bachik – a little goes along way with this polish. Apply thin coats and between coats allow a couple of minutes per hand for the polish to dry – this will ensure your nails are 100% dry so that you avoid nicks and unnecessary scuff marks (sheet marks on your nails anyone?).
Le Vernis A L’Huile is available June 14th in mass market retailers and drug stores for $9.99 CAD.