I mentioned a couple of days again that I received some a few surprise nail mail packages a little while ago. Well today I am able to share with you the other package, the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Vernis A L'Huile Collection. As you can probably see this was yet another large collection so it has taken me some time to swatch my way through them all. In total there are twenty shades, however I have only swatched nineteen as one of the shades is a clear polish. As this post is going to be quite picture heavy I will try to keep my chatting to a minimum.
The Colour Riche Le Vernis A L'Huile Collection is the first nail polish from L'Oreal Paris that is enriched with a blend of precious oils, for the most intense colour and shine in one stroke. Each bottle also has a wide fan brush with over 400 bristles. I have swatched each of these with a base coat (purely out of habit) so I can not comment on any benefits that these polishes can have for you nails. To save myself repeating the same things the formulas across these polishes are good. They are all easy to use, however they do vary with opacity.
Bleu Royal. This one you can definitely get away with one coat, however I knocked one of my nails so I needed to add a second coat.Cafe De Nuit. I don't feel like this is the right nude for me. It does apply unevenly so needed three coats for even coverage.
Carmin Parisien. This one applies really evenly. If you have shorter nails then you could easily get away with one coat. I used two coats for my swatch.
Cherie Macaron. This one is a borderline between a two and three coater polish. My swatch shows two coats.
Cobalt Indecent. I quite like the colour of this one. This is another one that is close to being a one coater. I used two coats for my swatch.
Coral Trianon. My swatch shows two coats.
Dimanche Apres-Midi. The colour of this one is so pretty but it is quite sheen and applies unevenly. I used four thick coats for my swatch.
Fuchsia Palace. Nice colour. My swatch shows two coats.
Greige Amoureux. Another really nice colour. My swatch shows two coats.
Grenat Irreverent. This is one of those polishes that nearly just look black. It also looks darker on the nails than it does in the bottle. I used two coats for my swatch.
Gris Decadent. My swatch shows two coats.
Jardin Des Roses. Such a pretty colour. I am questioning if this one needs a third coat. My swatch shows two coats.
These are the first L'Oreal polishes that I have ever tried and I am impressed with their formulas. I am also a fan of the wide brush. As for the collection as a whole, I don't think anyone needs to rush out and buy them all. There are definitely a lot of colours that are similar.
The L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Vernis A L'Huile Collection is available now from selected supermarkets, pharmacies and variety stores.