Review: L’Oreal Paris nail polish

I was sent this product by Beauty Review as a part of the trial team. It is the new L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Vernis Shades of Grey Metallic Effects (what a name!) nail polish. The shade that I got is called Metallic Cuff which is a dark blue-grey colour. I think this colour is great for autumn/winter and I’ll wear it again this season.

See below for more photos and my review of it.

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First of all, I have never tried a L’Oreal Paris nail polish before. I never paid attention to their nail polishes but when it arrived, I liked the size and simple packaging. The bottle is only 5ml which I like because it is small. I find normal nail polishes to be too big. Does anyone actually finish a whole bottle before it dries out? I haven’t. This little guy is quite the right size and it will be good to take in your bag when you’re away on holiday.

The brush is a good size too. It is not too skinny nor too fat and it covers enough space on the nail.

I tried the nail polish without any base coat and top coat just to really try out how it performs on its own.

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It applies well and it also dries quickly. As the name suggests, it has a metallic effect. The texture is not smooth but it is also not as rough compared to sand effects nail polishes. I actually liked it and I ended up touching my nails often.

The finish is more of a velvet finish but you can always add a topcoat if you prefer it to be shiny.

Now, the lasting power is something I was disappointed about. Without a base and top coat, the nail polish only lasted 5 days on me before I had to remove it. It started chipping on day 3 but only the ends so my nails were still presentable. However, some of my nails on day 5 were badly chipped.

My tip is to use a base and top coat to make it last longer. Removing it wasn’t too much of an issue though. Removing the nail polish was in between removing a normal nail polish and glitter polish. It also didn’t stain my nails which was a plus.

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Overall, I didn’t love this nail polish but I didn’t hate it. I believe the Shades of Grey line comes in 6 other shades which are perfect for this autumn/winter season. I will definitely give this nail polish another go. For $9.99, this nail polish is a quite cheap but since I have other favourite nail polish brands, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing the other shades any time soon.


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