|YSL La Laque Couture #40 Sepia 7E Art|
La Laque Couture #40 Sepia 4E Art is the third polish released with YSL's Fall 2013 Collection. You can find the other two polishes Beige Gallery and Gris Underground previously reviewed here. Sepia 4E Art is released in Europe together with the collection but in US it is exclusive to YSL online shop, so you may not find it at your local counter. Since I am taken by everything about YSL nail polishes, the bottle, the brush, the formula and the longevity, I was stalking #40 for a while now. I had many other vampy polishes in my stash but there is always room for another one, especially when it is YSL.
|Direct sunlight: YSL La Laque Couture #40 Sepia 7E Art|
YSL #40 Sepia 7E Art is a deep aubergine shade with creme finish. It appears almost black in shadow or indoors but under sun one can see the blue and red hues. I don't know if you knew but I am still on holiday, which is a good thing, but since I don't have my stash with me, I won't be able to compare it for you. All I can guess is that Chanel Provocation should be close but I believe it has more red while YSL #40 leans slightly more blue.
|Under strong sunlight: YSL La Laque Couture #40 Sepia 7E Art|
I also (tried) to take a picture in shadow but it seems I failed and shook my nails or the camera. Nevertheless it shows how much more blackened it appears with indirect light so I added that one too. Now the happy sigh part comes, I applied this shade on Sunday morning and today (Wednesday evening) after hours of swimming (1 hour everyday) I only have slight tip wear and no chipping. Given the last Givenchy nail polish chipped in one day, this must be a record. Sepia 7E Art has a good consistency and opaque with two coats, perfect formula and a breeze to work with.
|In shadow: YSL La Laque Couture #40 Sepia 7E Art|
Final thoughts: Another winner nail polish from YSL, for those who would like one more Vampy polish in their stash. Perfect formula, stays extremely long on nails, which is crucial for those deep colors. Still the price point is steep and you may want to shop your stash first.
Do you like vampy polishes? Which nail formula is your favorite?