Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Fur Green, swatch

Yves Saint Laurent — Fur Green (La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Yves Saint Laurent 2016 Fall, Scandal

Yesterday, I posted a swatch and review of Vintage Plum, one of two shades from Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s new fall collection, Scandal. Today, I have the second polish, Fur Green.

Hudson's Bay luxury nail polish haulage, September 2016, Burberry, Chanel, Dior, YSL Yves Saint Laurent

Fur Green (76) is, like Vintage Plum, a vampy shade that is still obviously a color, in this case, a deep, blue-toned spruce green.

I have no idea what the name of this polish means, though. “Fur Green”? Some fashion thing I don’t understand, perhaps. I did find this pretty cool tidbit while searching for “fur green”, however:

Have you ever wondered why more animals do not have green fur? Because from our human perspective, having a green coat would help many animals hide from predators….
As it turns out green is a pretty tough color to make in nature, because the only truly green pigment is the one that makes plants green – the so-called chlorophyll. In fact animals that we perceive as green, like frogs, aren’t green at all. Frogs like many other green appearing animals have blue crystals underneath yellow colored cells.

Ruben Kuiper, ScienceDump

I don’t know if that’s necessarily true—if we perceive a frog as being green, well, that basically makes it green to us, doesn’t it?—but it’s an interesting thought. And, aren’t there plenty of chlorophyll-less green insects, birds, fish, and reptiles? I suppose none of those types of animals is furry. I guess there are probably a lot of animals that don’t see color the way we humans do, as well, so that might also have something to do with it. Also, being colored brown is probably better for camouflage against most landscapes. Sloths can appear to have green fur because of all the algae and moss growing on them, however… [/sciencethoughts] OK. Fur Green. IDGI, YSL. It’s not, like, Für Green, either, whatever that means in German (“For Green”?).

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Fur Green

If I haven’t already chased you off with my late night ramblings, the polish dried to a smooth, glossy shine. The pigmentation is very good, though you’ll still want two coats for perfect coverage. If you love deep greens, this one probably won’t disappoint you. The teal tone makes it stand out a bit from most of the vampy green cream crowd, as well.

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Fur Green, swatch

The packaging does feel expensive, though I find YSL’s makeup packaging to generally be on the gaudy side. I think that YSL have changed their brush, however: the Jade Impérial I bought last year had a squared brush, but Fur Green has a rounded, paddle-shaped brush. Both are quite wide. I find this new brush a tad unwieldy for my smaller nails, but it doesn’t pose too much of an issue unless I’m dealing with my pinkies (or my little toes).

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Fur Green


Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer is US/CA$31 and 0.34 fl oz / 10 mL. The formula is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It is made in France.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is a separate company from the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house, which is owned by Paris-based Kering. YSL Beauty was purchased by Clichy, France-based L’Oréal Group from Gucci in 2008. (The acquisition included the worldwide licence for use of the YSL and Boucheron brands for perfume and cosmetics, and the license for the beauty and fragrance divisions of Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta and Ermenegildo Zegna.)


19 thoughts on “Yves Saint Laurent — Fur Green (La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. What did we do to deserve 2 days of nail swatches! Don’t you have a baby to attend to! 😉 😆
    Interesting science tidbit about why animals don’t have green fur… and how frogs are a fake green! Hmm isn’t the green pigment only a secondary colour – distilled down it’s made of blue and yellow anyway. More questions than answers!
    Oh yes and the polish is lovely too.


  2. Really gorgeous shade! I think I’m going in for a mani today and THEN I’m going to start trying to do them on my own. I’ve been wearing acrylics so I’m not going to buy all the stuff and try to do that but I bet my nails underneath are trashed. Any tips for me on how to get them into shape so I can go back to natural?

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  3. great color. Yes, für means for, which makes no sense either. however I think I’ve seen fake fur jackets in this color? or could fur refer to velvet?


  4. The name actually refers to the iconic green fur coat that YSL created in the 70s. The color of the lacquer reflects the color of the coat 🙂

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