Brand: Yves Rocher
Along with my recent hauls of Yves Rocher’s new Botanical Colour Nail Polish, which I adore, I also picked up a few colors from their previous line of Vernis Brilliance Nail Lacquer (which doesn’t seem to be on the Canadian site anymore!). It normally retailed for CA$9, which is 50% more than the new line costs (CA$6), though I got it on sale for just over CA$2.
Yesterday, I reviewed Nude Rose / Rose nude; today I’m reviewing Beige nacré (52), a semi-sheer, soft rose gold with fine gold shimmer. It’s peachier and less whitened than Nude Rose.
The shimmer is on the subtle side, so it’s visible (and super pretty) in bright light. In dimmer light, you can’t see it too well, and the polish looks like a soft-focus glowy cream. I can’t argue with the color and finish: I think it looks really pretty.
The formula let me down a little, though. Unlike Nude Rose, which I reviewed yesterday, Beige nacré has a thinner consistency. It has a strong tendency to pool against the cuticles, and you can see that on the swatch. The coats did apply very evenly, though, and I used two coats to get a nearly opaque look. The polish dries to a very nice, glossy shine.
Since these polishes seem to be phased out by Yves Rocher, I won’t recommend them. I will say, though, that the new Botanical Colour Nail Polish at Yves Rocher has a superior formula and brush, by far, to this older line. The older line has lovely shades, however, and I hope that Yves Rocher will dupe them in the new line.
Yves Rocher Vernis Brilliance Colour Nail Polish is 0.16 fl oz / 5 mL and retails for CA$9. It is free of toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and camphor, and it is made in France.
Yves Rocher was founded in 1959. The company is based in La Gacilly, France.