Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer ($25.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent ray of pure light.” Guerlain goes on to describe it as a “top coat [that] work[s] to enhance color, adding diamond shine.” (Said of both this polish as well as the gloss, which is the same color.) It’s a pearly, iridescent mix of silver and white that flashes blue and green that’s sparkling and shining. I don’t have anything that’s quite like this, particularly because it flashes a green-ish blue. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Snow White (002) (LE, $16.00) is warmer and has flecks of glitter. Tom Ford Beauty Vapour (LE, $30.00) is more metallic. MAC Much Adored (LE, $16.00) is warmer and pinker. Dior Lady (LE, $26.00) is more metallic. China Glaze Frosty (LE, $7.50) is more silvered. See comparison swatches.

This might be too pigmented, or not pigmented enough, depending on your goal. Worn alone, two coats gives it semi-sheer coverage, which seems to be in line with what Guerlain was going for if this is also intended to be used as a top coat. One coat layered over a solid base color had an interesting mix of results. I tried it over a dark blue to so-so results, three coats of it alone (still somewhat sheer), one coat over black (less impressive), and one coat over red (best results). As a layering top coat, it’s almost too pigmented at times and seems to do best over light and medium colors, rather than anything really dark (like black) didn’t work as well. I found myself being particularly careful with just how much product was on the brush before layering over anything. On the other hand, if you love sheer, pearlescent shades, this might be a winner. The way it sparkles and shimmers in the light was lovely. It had a slightly thicker consistency, and the shimmer seemed to spread evenly overall whether applied alone or as a top coat. It dried down to a naturally high-shine finish.

The Glossover

LE
product

Star Dust (862)

B

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer
Guerlain Star Dust (862) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer

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16 thoughts on “Guerlain Star Dust (900) Le Vernis Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Snailpolish

    Disappointing! I was looking forward to this, as I regret selling my unopened bottle of YSL Premiere Niege.

    A-England’s Morgan Le Fey looks a good dupe, perhaps better as a layering coat too!

  2. C

    It looks so beautiful

  3. I have seen a couple of these sort of topcoats lately, but I can’t say they really do much for me. Although, I do like the brush on this polish.

  4. I’d probably use this in nail arts, but never on its own.

  5. How does it compare to OPI’s Happy Anniversary? :-) I love these shades too, especially if I want a really subtle glimmer of something.
    Sylirael Recently Posted: Glittering Loot at Your Fingertips! Revlon Nail Enamel in 260 Girly (with a little help from Sally Hansen)

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    What is the blue color?

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    If it were just a bit sheerer, it’d make for an interesting topcoat for an otherwise typical french manicure. Plus, I think that’d make it seem a bit more unique. I can see the blue/greenness in the brush shot, but at normal wear range, it’s a frosty white on its own. Which aren’t rare things.