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.
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.
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”?).
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.
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 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.)