Collection: Guerlain Summer 2016
Earlier this year, Guerlain released La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour, the polish in the adorable bottles with the ridiculously long product name. The first shade I tried was Black Perfecto, and you can read a more detailed review of this polish line in that post.
Over the summer, Guerlain released a new limited edition shade, Denim Jacket (008), and I picked it up during one of Shoppers Drug Mart’s Spend Your Points events. It’s the sweetest soft blue cream, barely light enough to qualify as a pastel, with hints of powdery grey and cornflower.
Paired with the shimmery pink My First Nail Polish and you have the perfect set for a baby shower!
The formula is very smooth, even, and well-pigmented. It covers perfectly in two coats. I have no complaints! The wide, rounded paddle brush with nicely pliant bristles is both easy to use and yet a little tricky for me, personally, as my nails are a little on the small side.
This polish could dry to a glossier finish—it is called “Deliciously Shiny”, after all!—but it’s a minor quibble. I tend to use a shiny top coat over a manicure, anyway.
One more thing: like so many Guerlain cosmetics, this nail polish is scented. I don’t think I realized that with Black Perfecto! But this polish definitely has that Guerlain rose-violet scent when dry, though it’s not strong and I have to stick my nails under my nose to really smell it. It’s the same scent in the Méteorites powders, a bit of powdery violet candy.
If you’re in the market for a lovely powder blue, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with one in a nicer formula that also comes in the most wonderful bottle! Seriously, I kind of want the whole line just because of the bottle and its upside-down heart cap, a design inspired by Guerlain’s iconic heart-shaped stopper perfume bottles.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour retails for US$23 / CA$27 and is 0.29 fl oz / 8.8 mL. It is made in Luxembourg.
Guerlain is a fragrance and cosmetic company based in Paris, France. It was established in 1928 and is one of the world’s oldest perfume houses. LVMH acquired Guerlain in 1994.