Years ago I have fallen in love with YSL Nail Polish formula. To me it is one of the safe formulas out there which I can count on. It almost never disappoints in terms of brush strokes or opaqueness. I try to collect the limited edition nail polishes. I have gone through a lot trying to find some very limited edition shades such as The Spices Collection last year. But then I look at the last number I have, the leather effect nail polishes (#52, #53), and two of them which are launched this spring, I can't help by wonder, what happened to #54, #55, #56 and #57. Any insight would be appreciated ;-)
Back to where we start shall we? YSL's Spring Collection has two new limited shades for the nails, #58 Nuit Blanche and #59 Nuit Noire. Looks intriguing in the bottle? Let's have a closer look...
|YSL La Lacquer Couture #58 Nuit Blanche & #59 Nuit Noire|
I have briefly tried YSL La Lacquer Couture #58 Nuit Blanche on my nail to see that it is very sheer and would make a better top coat. The consistency is also a little thick so I thought there is no point in trying to build it up. Below you can see it over Dior #294 Lady (one coat of Nuit Blanche over two coats of Lady). I think #58 Nuit Blanche would look nice on pastels and nudes especially. I am loving this combination, so soft but interesting, perfect for spring.
|YSL La Lacquer Couture #58 Nuit Blanche|
I tried to capture the pale green and white sparkles on the nail once the light hits so took a photo with flash light. To get the nail surface smooth, it is also good to apply one or two coats of top coat. For the photos here, I haven't done that.
|YSL La Lacquer Couture #58 Nuit Blanche (with flash)|
Then there comes YSL La Lacquer Couture #59 Nuit Noire, a very unexpected shade for Spring. It looks like Holiday or winter, maybe fall but spring? Doesn't matter though because a nice black with silver flecks is always welcome to my nails. In two coats #59 Nuit Noire is opaque but the surface is not smooth. I recommend applying a thick top coat on top, even two layers to make it look glossier. The glitters in there are silver, nothing very unique but I like how it looks in the end, not love but like.
|YSL La Lacquer Couture #59 Nuit Noire|
Here is once more with flash, I am wearing two coats of #59 Nuit Noire and no top coat here but later on I put on the top coat to keep the mani. This particular shade didn't last on me very long though but it might be due to the state of my nails at the moment.
|YSL La Lacquer Couture #59 Nuit Noire (with flash)|
I am not much of a top coat girl, nor I am a special effect nail polish lover. All I am wishing that they go back to those lovely cream shades they used to release. I am hoping that Summer won't disappoint.
Final thoughts: If you like a nice top coat for Spring, check out #58 Nuit Blanche. It works lovely on pastels and nudes. #59 Nuit Noire is an interesting shade choice for Spring, for those who like it vamp all year around.
Do any of these call your name? Do you like glittery top coats?
Disclaimer: The products in this post are purchased by me.