L’Oreal The Queen’s Ambition Nail Lacquer
Bold and Black — The Queen’s Ambition
L’Oreal The Queen’s Ambition Nail Lacquer ($5.99 for 0.39 fl. oz.) is a deep, dark black with silver glitter in multiple sizes. It is very similar to Illamasqua Creator, though Creator photographers more warm-toned on me. It is also comparable to NARS Night Breed, though The Queen’s Ambition is smoother.
It’s completely opaque after two coats, but one coat was almost enough for total opacity. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it applied very fluidly and evenly across the nail without bubbling, streaking, or pooling along the sides. If you couldn’t bring yourself to pay the price for Creator, this makes for a more budget-friendly version that is incredibly close. I don’t think you could tell the difference! I haven’t tested the wear of this specific shade, but I have done wear tests for six or so of L’Oreal’s Colour Riche line, and they’ve worn very well; a full week without chipping, just very minor tip wear.