Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer

Quick Review: Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer

Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “metallic, bronzed copper.” It’s a rich, darkened copper with coppery-orange shimmer and a metallic finish. When I quickly looked for a good dupe, I came up empty-handed, because the majority of copper shades I’ve reviewed in the past are brighter, less brown-based.

Silk Road is fully opaque after two coats, and the consistency was naturally thin but not watery.  This one had threads of metallic shimmer that ran through it, which look a bit like brush strokes under brighter light (like flash), but they’re very subtle and barely-there.  For a metallic finish? particularly minimal visible brush strokes.  Le Metier de Beaute, generally, has a lovely formula and interesting shades.  Now, they have full-sized bottles, but in the past, they released small bottles.  These smaller bottles can make for a more challenging application if you have longer fingers or larger hands, since the caps are so small.  It contains just over a fourth of a full-sized polish (average size of full-sized polish is 0.50 fl. oz.) but is priced at $10, which is more palatable than say Dior or Chanel’s $20+ price tags (and you get around 0.34 to 0.40 fl. oz. with those).  I typically get a week of wear out of the brand’s formula with no chipping and very minor tip wear.

** A Note on Quick Reviews: In an effort to be more on-the-ball for 2013, I’m digging through my photo folders and getting as much posted as I can. These are not full-length, in-depth reviews, and instead, I’m writing brief reviews. For dupes, I highly suggest checking out The Swatch Gallery; it’s my first stop whenever I am looking for possible dupes. All of the swatches in this post are automatically added to the gallery, so you can compare them for yourself.

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Silk Road

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This one had threads of metallic shimmer that ran through it, which look a bit like brush strokes under brighter light (like flash), but they're very subtle and barely-there.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer
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Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer

Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

When I quickly looked for a good dupe, I came up empty-handed, because the majority of copper shades I've reviewed in the past are brighter, less brown-based.

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5 thoughts on “Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. These all look nice but $10 is a lot for such a teeny weeny bottle. I really like that this is a browner version of copper though!

    Am I seeing things, or do all of these look like they say 1.4 oz on the bottom of the bottle? Either Le Metier de Beaute made a typo or I’m losing it…

    • Yeah, they say 1.4 oz. – and then they say 4ml – and when I did the conversion, that really gets to 0.1399 fl. oz. or something like that.

      • I really wish these were bigger. I can’t see myself buying a nail polish that will run out so quickly.

        Maybe it was just wishful thinking on the part of the person who typed out the labels! hahahaha

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rosie Andrea

    Looks a lot like China Glaze’s Harvest Moon!

  3. I actually like the idea of buying a small bottle, I’ve never finished a bottle of polish in my life. Bottles do last a very long time though, as long as you keep air out of the bottle.