Yves Rocher — Eucalyptus (Botanical Colour Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

First off, I want to apologize for making a boo-boo on my previous Yves Rocher review of their new Gel Effect Lacquer. I mistakenly put down the pricing information for today’s polish, instead of for the Gel Effect Lacquer. The mistake has been fixed in the original review!

Collection: Yves Rocher 2015 Summer, Botanical Colour Nail Polish [Launch]

Today I am reviewing the first of two polishes I bought from Yves Rocher’s updated nail polish line, Botanical Colour Nail Polish (this is still under the Couleurs Nature line, like the older product, but it’s not stated on the product label, so I’m omitting it from the name of the product).

The company’s product blurb:

Vibrant colors, inspired by the infinite richness of the botanical world… The Botanical Colour Nail Polishes are formulated with Elemi resin for an optimum shine, coverage and lasting in one single stroke!

For those who are unfamiliar with Elemi resin, as I was myself, it is apparently resin from the elemi tree, native to the Philippines. The resin is used for making lacquers and inks.

Eucalyptus (72) is an intense pine green cream. Its subtle teal undertones make it a little more unique than your typical green creams.

Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Nail Polish in Eucalyptus, swatch

The polish applies amazingly! I almost drooled on myself while applying this color. I actually think it’s better than the much more expensive Gel Effect Lacquer that Yves Rocher released at the same time. The brush is also a wide, rounded paddle, similar to Dior’s, and I love this shape. I usually hate a wide brush, but the rounded end really does it for me. It’s brilliant. The only difficulty I have is using it to paint my pinkie nails, which are quite small. I have to tilt the brush and use a tiny bit of the brush edge for them.

Two coats was perfect. Love. The polish also dries to a smooth, glossy sheen.

Just a word of warning, however: the pigmentation on this particular shade is very high, and it stains the nails fairly easily.

For the price (because you know Yves Rocher is always running those 50% off or 2-for-1 sales!), it’s a no-brainer, even at the smaller 5 mL bottle size. I have already ordered a few additional colors (Aqua Blue, Iridescent Anthracite, and Pink Sherbet), and I’m already dying to get more! I mean, seriously, I paid CA$3.50 for Eucalyptus! That’s not even 50% off and I’m so happy with it.

My review of Violet Blue, the other polish I ordered, will be up tomorrow!

Ingredients (label is from Violet Blue):
Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Nail Polish in Violet Blue, ingredients

Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Nail Polish is 0.16 fl oz / 5 mL and retails for US$6 / CA$6 / UK£2.95 / EU€2.95. It is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and it is made in France.

Yves Rocher was founded in 1959. The company is based in La Gacilly, France.


25 thoughts on “Yves Rocher — Eucalyptus (Botanical Colour Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

  1. This color is very pretty. I love colors like these! This is going to be a nice one for fall. 🙂 xo


    • LOL I was mortified when I saw what I did. Maybe I need to hire a copy editor 😀 Or just, you know, double check stuff.

      There are a lot of colors! Nothing crazy, as you’d expect, but I was intrigued by several. I was putting a bunch of polishes into my shopping cart until I realized I probably didn’t want to spend $50 on YR nail polish in one go.

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      • Oooh these are still on sale at 45%, so $3.30 each! An impressive assortment of shades, actually! I do find the colour swatches on YR to be iffy, so I’ll have to stop by the store to check them out in person.

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    • I’ve never found one that worked perfectly, but if I really want to prevent staining, I try an opaque ridge filler, and let it dry properly before applying color. (My nail polish chips a bit more easily with this kind of base, though.)

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      • Yeah I have Butter London nail foundation which is a beige colour but I do experience faster chipping with it. I guess you can’t have both! I love my Orly Bonder for my base coat but it’s not good for preventing staining.

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        • Orly Bonder is my fave base, too. I’ve just learned to live with the staining. Some polishes are so good at staining that I get light stains from merely swatching :O


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