Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret Review, Photos, Swatches

Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret
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.

Now, a word on packaging… The bottles needed to be more securely placed and/or included a styrofoam piece that fit over the top of the bottles within the interior of the box. I understand that they may have chosen not to do something like this so you would get that “wow!” factor when you opened it. Instead, they relied on the bottles being held in place tightly, and to a degree, they are, as each has a ribbon that will enable you to lift them out of their slots, but my order arrived with one bottle having slid out and smashed open (the interior of the box has its own artsy design now!). I get to say Neiman Marcus was A+ in customer service, as I called right after opening the box and seeing it, and they immediately offered to replace and reship the order (I’m not even a big NM shopper, and I do not have their credit card). The replacement order arrived, and a different bottle came loose this time, but thankfully, it didn’t knock into any of the other bottles, so nothing was broken. I consider this a brand issue, as the interior of the box had too much open space and the bottles themselves were just not secure, but the actual box arrived without any dings or scratches (which is where Neiman Marcus’ packaging efforts would have played a role).

Salonu is described as an “opaque cement white.” It’s a light, muted buttery yellow with a cream finish. The consistency was thicker, and it was prone to streaking. The first coat had noticeable streaking, and unfortunately, a second coat didn’t manage to cover and smooth everything out. It didn’t self-level, so the thicker texture made it harder to work with. It did dry down to a high-shine finish, at least. NARS Anarchy (LE, $20.00) is more beige. MAC Near Beth Experience (LE, $16.00) is yellower, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

True Blue is described as a “periwinkle blue.” It’s a medium-dark, purple-tinted blue with a hybrd cream and jelly finish with a glossy shine. It had mostly opaque coverage after two coats, but there was a slight translucency to it like you’d expect with a jelly finish, yet it didn’t have the real plushness of a jelly finish. The consistency was thinner but was easy to apply evenly. Dior Sailor (LE, $24.00) is bluer. Cult Nails Wack Slacks (P, $12.00) is darker. MAC Breezy Blue (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Blue Gaze (LE, $16.00) is similar. Illamasqua Force (P, $17.00) is brighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pond (P, $10.00) is brighter. China Glaze Manhunt (LE, $7.50) is darker. Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like (LE, $19.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Hot Chick is described as a “vivid yellow.” It’s a brightened, light-medium yellow with a cream finish and a very light sheen–one of the less glossy Louboutin polishes I’ve tried. It had mostly opaque coverage, but it went on with heavy streaking. The texture was a little thin to work with. Cult Nails New Day (LE, $12.00) is lighter. Cult Nails You’re My Dandy Lion (DC, $12.00) is darker. NARS 15 Minutes (LE, $20.00) is similar. Chanel Mimosa (LE, $27.00) is brighter, darker. Butter London Jasper (P, $15.00) is slightly lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret
Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret

Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret
Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret

Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret
Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret

Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret
Christian Louboutin Beaute Spring 2015 Nail Coffret

Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Salonu Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute True Blue Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Beaute Hot Chick Nail Colour

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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**Not sure where to start, but I don’t like any of this – the box, colors, formula, smaller size, and crazy price. I think the bottles themselves are elegant and pretty, but don’t want to pay that much for one.
**I haven’t order much from Neiman Marcus either, but they really impress me with their service. I ordered a pricey dry shampoo, and they packed it so well that it looked like it could survive an airplane crash! And when the product didn’t work out, they were great with the return process.

There is no denying these are super luxe and pretty, but they are defiantly more of a collectors item, I couldn’t really see me personally buying them to use as nail varnish, then again I can’t see me buying them at all. Great colour choices though!

This review has me bummed out! I was thinking of splurging on this set because it seemed like a good way to try these polishes and I love the colors– what a disappointment to see that the packaging isn’t that great and the formula needs work. Boo! I will probably still get this (I know Nordstrom is carrying it and their CS is great, so I’m sure if there’s any issue they will remedy it immediately) but man, for the price point I agree that things should be better than that!

I think they did did a good job of picking the colours…these 3 look really cool together…but there is not much that comples me to buy them as individually, they are so easy to find elsewhere..I did get inspiration for nail art though:)

I never go without nail polish – having said that I would never order this trio. I would bet the formulas weren’t too difficult to produce – no shiny things etc. Kind of same old, same old. The packaging truly is awful.

Whenever a luxury brand does a color known to have issues, I always half-hope they’ll find the magic cure-all. They rarely do, though.

Three nail polishes that aren’t even full sized for $90? And two of them with the typical issues that come with those colors? Yeah, no. If you’re going to put something out branded with such an iconic, high end brand, either make the formulas better, or don’t offer problematic colors in the first place.

Given that full-sized will run you $50 a pop, it’s really not bad, but one can certainly get equally so-so shades in similar hues at a variety of price points!

I do like the color combination, but streaking at any price point is not OK. And it arrived broken? I would have been livid after paying this much.

Love the colors but would never in a million years drop that kind of cash for nail polish! And although I like the colors I can’t see myself wearing it for more than a day or two (I get bored quickly) I’d feel like I was wasting money if I removed it too quickly!

Gosh, the company really blew it after having such a WOW beginning! And this sort of thing – the letdown of the following act — will be remembered long after that red-hot start!

It’s great to heart that Neiman Marcus customer service is top-rate (which is where so many retailers fall short). Enough complaints about the packaging and Louboutin ought to dig his heels in and do better!!

BTW, love the Hot Chick color on you!

Hahah. Dig his heels in. Haha. I don’t know if you meant it as a pun, but it made me giggle πŸ˜‰

It was interesting, because the bottles are in there tightly… just apparently not tight enough since both boxes came with one loose. I was so relieved that the second time it was loose but not broken, lol! But definitely a brand packaging issue.

Yes, I meant it as a pun and I am smiling that you giggled!

It’s probably just a matter of how much the retailer is willing to spend on packaging and another 50 cents didn’t make the cut!

Then there are the boxes I get filled with insulating stuff for one small item!!

The most overdone packaging from a retailer I’ve received was ColourPop, and every single eyeshadow had its normal cardboard box (with the name, ingredients. etc), then wrapped with a piece of bendable sytrofoam-like material, then put into an individually sized zip-lock bag… and this was done for like, 40 of them. To me, it was funny in particular because I had ordered enough that nothing was moving in that box, and they’re cream products, so they aren’t going to be as prone to breaking as a powder eyeshadow would be. I’d rather overkill than nothing, but a happy medium would always be preferred over all others!

I also recently ordered five lipglosses, and I received a FIVE shoe-box-sized boxes, each box having one gloss, all mailed from the same location at 2-day. I’m pretty sure they lost some money there, LOL!

For me, it just adds time to get to the purchase and more stuff for the recycling piles! Which I guess then goes back to the retailer to send to us . . . lather, rinse, repeat!

No base or top coat when I do wear tests! If I wear a base/top coat, I’ll end up with closer to 10 days of wear. Readers sometimes have said it is my superpower πŸ™

I think those readers are right…lol…I am lucky if i get two days wear and that is with base and top coat πŸ™ I hoping you knew of the magical product that would work for me….lol…Thank you for responding. πŸ˜€

I thought I would like any of these shades. But when I saw swatches, none of them seem worth the splurge. However, I still want to buy the original first red that Louboutin came out with.

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