L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer in Café de Nuit, swatch

L’Oréal — Café de Nuit (Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile) Swatch & Review

Collection: L’Oréal Summer 2016, Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer [Launch]

Over the summer, L’Oréal Canada launched a new line of nail polish called Le Vernis à l’Huile. I initially reviewed the shade Rouge Sauvage, and you can find a more detailed review there.

My first haul of these polishes consisted of these six shades:

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer haulage
L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer haulage

Later, I also picked up Café de Nuit and Orange Triomphe. Today, I’m reviewing Café de Nuit (116), a soft peachy nude cream.

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer in Café de Nuit
L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer in Café de Nuit

As much as I loved Rouge Sauvage (and some of the other more intense shades in this line), Café de Nuit falls a bit flat for me. It really doesn’t come out as shiny as the others, and while I wouldn’t call it streaky, it doesn’t apply quite as smoothly as the others, either. I always find pale, whitened shades difficult to apply, though, so I’d still say this is much nicer to apply than a lot of other pastels I’ve tried.

The swatch shows two coats. As you can see, it’s not perfectly even. The color also appears a bit deeper on the nail.

A final note: I noticed a scent lingering on my nails after this polish dried! Not sure whether I just missed that with Rouge Sauvage. The scent is totally L’Oréal lipstick.

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer in Café de Nuit, swatch
L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer in Café de Nuit, swatch

Unless you really like this color, I’d probably recommend giving this one a miss. I personally feel like this shade gives me serious Band-Aid hands, as it matches my undertone so closely!

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L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer is 0.45 fl oz / 13.5 mL. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and camphor. It is made in France.

L’Oréal was founded in 1909 and is the largest cosmetics company in the world. It is based in Clichy (a suburb of Paris), France. Its first product was a hair dye called Auréale, which presumably led to the development of the company’s present name. The company currently owns a number of brands, including Biotherm, The Body Shop, Clarisonic, Decléor, Essie, Garnier, Kérastase, Kiehl’s, La Roche-Posay, Lancôme, Maybelline, NYX, Redken, Shu Uemura, Urban Decay, Vichy, and YSL Beauté.

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