Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret

Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret ($90.00 for 3 x 0.20 fl. oz.) is an interesting concept. For a luxury price point, the coffret was actually something that I felt fit with the brand and what you might expect from a luxury brand. The box is heavy duty cardboard, and it’s certainly more of a keepsake/display piece if you liked the design. The bottles half the size of a full-sized bottle, and from a price per ounce perspective, it’s $150/oz. compared to $125/oz. for a full-sized bottle–or three shades for less than the cost of two. The downside, though, is that two of the three shades had issues with application and overall results. It wasn’t even much of a surprise, as the issues were with the two lighter shades, and the issues are ones I’ve often seen with these types of colors–one hoped that at this price point they would have been perfected. I get a week of wear with this brand’s formula with minor tip wear, which is average for me.

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Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret
Christian Louboutin Beaute Nail Coffret Spring 2015
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Tom Ford Black Jade & Indigo Night Nail Lacquers

Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a blackened green with subtle neutral-to-cool undertones and a fine lighter green shimmer. It was nearly opaque in a single coat, though I applied two to be sure. The finish was naturally glossy when it dried down, and the coverage was smooth and even. It wore well for seven days on me with very minor tip wear. NARS Shutter (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Night Porter (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Dior Amazonia (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Deborah Lippmann Billionaire (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer Black Jade
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
96%
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Guerlain Baby Rose Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Baby Rose Nail Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.35 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft and classic pink.” It is a light pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream-jelly finish. NARS Ithaque (P, $20.00) is warmer. Cult Nails Alluring (LE, $12.00) is more opaque, darker. Zoya Rue (P, $9.00) is cooler-toned. Zoya Brigitte (P, $9.00) is darker. MAC Confectionary (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Cult Nails Enticing (P, $12.00) is cooler-tond. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Guerlain Baby Rose Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Le Vernis Nail Lacquer Baby Rose
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%

Chanel Spring 2015 Le Vernis Nail Colours

Chanel Paradisio (645) Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “pearly pale green.” It’s a very light, warm white with a green-ish tint and metallic shimmer. It had some visible brush strokes, and it had semi-opaque color coverage. I wish it applied more evenly, and it’s a polish that might be better with three coats, though it has a medium-thick consistency so I don’t know about the wear/feel of three coats. Dior Pampille (192) (LE, $24.00) is sheerer. Tom Ford Beauty Vapour (LE, $30.00) is whiter. Essie Absolutely Shore (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery. Butter London Fiver (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Chanel Spring 2015 Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Paradisio (645)
C+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
79%
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MAC Lightness of Being & Modern Movement Nail Lacquers

MAC Lightness of Being Nail Lacquer ($12.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “pale beige.” It’s a light, warm beige with a jelly-cream finish. There’s a plushness to it, while it’s still a milkier color. It had semi-sheer color coverage after two coats (and the polish is thick enough that I don’t think a third will work easily). It’s a little streaky and doesn’t level out completely, unfortunately. I typically get good wear out of MAC’s formula–a week with minor tip wear–but the application on this shade was tricky. Chanel Secret (625) (P, $27.00) is more opaque. MAC Thimbleweed (LE, $16.00) is more opaque. Tom Ford Beauty Sugar Dune (01) (LE, $32.00) is more opaque. Rescue Beauty Lounge Thank You (LE, $20.00) is darker. MAC Sandpiper (LE, $16.00) is a smidgen darker. MAC Muscle Tone (LE, $16.00) is more opaque. MAC Hangin’ Loose (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker. Chanel Beige Petale (LE, $27.00) is sheerer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White (LE, $20.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Lightness of Being Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Lightness of Being
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Christian Louboutin Ni Toi Ni Moi Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Ni Toi Ni Moi Nail Colour ($50.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “mint green.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark green-teal with a cream finish. Essie Naughty Nautical (LE, $8.00) is brighter, lighter. YSL Vert d’Orient (36) (P, $25.00) is darker. MAC Salad Dressed (LE, $16.00) is bluer. MAC Ocean Dip (LE, $16.00) is greener. Illamasqua Venous (LE, $17.00) is similar. China Glaze Exotic Encounters (LE, $7.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Christian Louboutin Ni Toi Ni Moi Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Nail Colour Ni Toi Ni Moi
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%