Whenever I go to Shoppers Drug Mart I have to go by the nail polish section, even if it’s just to take a quick glance at the current sales. When I actually stop by to look at colours I always pick up L’Oréal‘s nail polish in Grenat Irrévérent. It’s definitely my type of colour, but I always leave it behind… that is, until last week. Yup, it finally came home with me!
This nail polishes is part of a new line called vernis à l’huile (oil nail polish) that came out last year (2016). They have a unique formula infused with 4 precious oils for mirror shine and rich colour with an easy, one-stroke application.
The oils give a perfumy scent to the nail polish that I wasn’t expecting. I find that it smells like my mom’s makeup from the 80s, and I constantly felt like I was applying makeup to my nails instead of nail polish, lol!
The brush on this bottle is wide and thin, just like I love them. It works really well and only requires a couple of strokes to fully cover the nail.
Grenat irrévérent is a gorgeous dark burgundy wine that makes my heart skip a beat.
Apparently you’re able to obtain breathtaking shine and opaque coverage in one easy stroke, but for me it took three coats to get full coverage. I found the formula pulled easily and I ended up with patches all over the place.
When this happens I tend to go thicker with my coats as well, and in this case it made the polish bubble on a few fingers (see middle finger). The formula had a gorgeous shiny finish on its own, but it just wasn’t smooth enough for my liking so I added a layer of top coat (I always do). It still bubbled on my middle finger, but oh well.
Once all is said and done I absolutely LOVE my nails! This is definitely my type of colour.
Have you tried any colours from this collection? What are your thoughts on the formula?
– Chantal 🙂
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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.