Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer ($19.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is a dusty teal with a cream finish, though it dries to an almost vinyl-like finish. Illamasqua Muse is a richer, deeper teal that isn’t much darker but has more depth. Cult Nails Let Me Fly is a bit darker and has shimmer. Orly Viridian Vinyl is very close in color but has a pleather-like finish.

It’s not quite opaque after two coats, and it doesn’t apply completely evenly; there is a tendency to streak and pull. I’ve had good luck with Estee Lauder’s new Pure Color lacquers, but this one fell flat for me. The application was off; it wasn’t as pigmented as other shades, and it did not apply flawlessly. Estee Lauder bottles look big, but they’re deceptively small in actual product–there’s a lot of excess glass, which makes the bottle heavy and chunky (it takes up more space than your average bottle of polish).  I typically get a week of wear with very minor tip wear with Estee Lauder’s formula.

The Glossover

LE
product

Teal Topaz

B
It's a really pretty shade, but the formula falls short--at this price tag, and with several other dupes available, it's unacceptable.

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

3/5

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Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $19.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Illamasqua Muse is a richer, deeper teal that isn't much darker but has more depth. Cult Nails Let Me Fly is a bit darker and has shimmer. Orly Viridian Vinyl is very close in color but has a pleather-like finish.

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9 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Teal Topaz Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ahenk

    Is that colour “Tiffany’s Blue”? Seems very close :)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Esther Esther

    I’ve started looking at the swatches before reading your reviews and trying to guess what you said about the product. it turns Temptalia into a game :P

    but anyways! if this were cheaper, I’d jump on it. it’s a shame that the formula isn’t great because it’s a beautiful color.

  3. SO strange that the formula on yours was like that but mine wasn’t… The one that I bought (from Nordstrom) was super thick and nearly opaque in one coat. I’ve used their polishes before and in the past have always found them WAY TOO thin (especially the non-shimmery finishes like this). I liked the color but I wish it was lighter and had more green/aqua in it.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of saima Rozae

    Looks similar to Butter London, ‘artful dodger’

  5. I used to really like Estee Lauder polishes, but when they changed the formula last year, I was really disappointed in their performance. The colours are nice, but the quality isn’t there any more. Not exactly cheap, either.