Guerlain will be coming out with a brand new line of nail polishes and I’m sure a lot of us were waiting for this. Well, I definitely was! No need to tell you that Guerlain is one of my absolute favourite brands and all what was really missing from the line was a permanent nail polish line. And now they have it and boy do I love it! Get ready for this guys because it’s as good as it looks! Today I will reviewing the gel top coat and one of the nail polish shades that I received. I got another one coming too, but I reserved it for a vampy look, stay tuned for that one!
Guerlain is coming out with 10 nail polish shades, a base coat and a top coat. They all come in a long square glass bottle with a black cap. The black cap is removable and under this you will find the actual cap with the brush. Good news for us nail polish noobs because Guerlain took not from other brands and came out with the ever so popular wide flat brush. Each bottle contains 10 ml of product. The nail polishes will be priced at 24.45 euro, and the same story goes for the base and top coat.
I’ll start off with La Petite Robe Noire, how fun is this, they made a nail polish shade out of it! La Petite Robe Noire is a pale frosted mauve with very subtle shimmer. The formula is great and this shade can be worn in different ways. When applied in one coat, La Petite Robe Noire gives the nails a more sheer glowing look to the nails. The subtle shimmer will come out more this way and the frost is not very apparent. This is actually my favourite way to wear La Petite Robe Noire, it’s very understated but chic and your nails look very polished and pretty. For the pictures I wanted to show you the ‘full-on’ effect of La Petite Robe Noire so I applied three coats. The frosted finish will become stronger, but it’s not like a high frosted finish but just enough to make things interesting. It applies very well, the formula is just right and I find that it dries down really nicely.
I don’t have any colour close to La Petite Robe Noire, maybe because I was worried about it clashing with my skin tone? This is not the case as you can see, it works perfectly fine and it will work on a lot of skin tones. Guerlain did a great jon on the right tint of mauve, it’s not too cool, otherwise it will look off on warmer skins. I think a lot of us will enjoy this colour, it’s very Guerlain for sure!
Let’s talk about the top coat! Gel top coats are hot this year, I’m seeing lots of brands coming out with their version. However I did hear reports that some make your nail polish crack and all that, which is definitely far from ideal.Le Top Coat Gel is none of that, it’s pretty perfect. Some of you might have noticed that Dior came out with a gel top coat as well, let me tell you that these are exactly the same! So what’s the difference with a normal top coat? The Le Top Coat Gel gives more than just a shiny finish to the nails, they actually give more of a squishy jelly finish to the nails and adds a bit more dimension to the nails. The texture also feels thicker than a normal top coat and if you go over your nails it will feel ‘softer’ too.
The Gel Top Coat takes a bit longer to dry but besides that it does a great job on protecting your nail polish from cracking. It definitely helps with stretching the wear time of your nail polish but the thing that I love the most is the finish. It makes your nail shine bright like a diamond, and who doesn’t love that!
left without gel topcoat, right with gel top coat
So yes, I’m very impressed with the Guerlain nail polishes. The cool thing about them is that some of them match the Guerlain lipsticks and I’m just a big sucker for that! On the list are Nahema and Champs-Elysees because I love those lipstick so much! The nail polishes will launch on May 1 here in Belgium and in April in the US. Get ready girls!