So, I’ve been completely smitten by Yves Rocher’s new line of Botanical Colour Nail Polish and I’ve taken advantage of their many sales and ordered even more colors. I mean, they end up coming in at around CA$3 a pop. What’s not to love?
Today, I’m reviewing Lemon / Citron (51). It’s more of a marigold yellow to me than a lemon yellow, since it has a stronger orange tone. The finish is a cream, and it’s not whitened enough to qualify as a pastel. It’s just a nice, bright sunny yellow.
It has a stronger gold tone than Zoya Darcy, but otherwise they are similar.
Yellow polishes, even less pastel ones, tend to be pretty tricky to apply. This one is definitely one of the better, smoother ones, and it is actually OK with two coats. I did prefer three just to get it perfectly even, so that’s what is pictured in the swatch. (Just a note: I had to tweak the color in Photoshop because it was coming out, ironically, lemon yellow!)
While the formula falls a little short compared with the other shades I’ve tried from this line, it’s a great option if you’re looking for a summery yellow! I love these shades for enhancing a tan.
A word about the brush: it is a wide paddle shape with a rounded end, and it makes application so, so easy, particularly if your nails are not teeny like mine are—but it still works well for me.
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.