L'Oréal Colour Riche Le Vernis à l'Huile in Moka Chic, swatch

L’Oréal — Moka Chic (Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile) Swatch & Review

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

This morning, a woman walking ahead of me carried an umbrella that read in brush calligraphy:

The tears I shed yesterday have become rain.

I guess that’s supposed to be inspiring—and yes, upon Googling it, I realize it’s a quote from a Buddhist monk—but my first thought was, You must have been utterly despondent, because it’s raining cats and dogs today!

I’ve been pretty on the money with matching up my nail polish of the day with Toronto weather. Yesterday, it was crisp and cool, and I posted a crisp, cool red. And today, I have Moka Chic (662), a dreary brown cream for a dreary day.

Please don’t let that description put you off, however—this one actually lives up to the Chic in its name.

It’s a mouse brown cream that is well-balanced: it’s neither too yellow-toned nor too red-toned. It has the right amount of grey to keep the color interesting, and not enough to give me dead hands.

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer in Moka Chic
L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer in Moka Chic

Application is nicely smooth, and I used two coats for the swatch. I’d be a teeny bit tempted to use a third coat for a plusher look, but it’s really OK with two.

This polish is scented, and when dry it has that unique L’Oréal lipstick fragrance.

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer in Moka Chic, swatch
L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer in Moka Chic, swatch

If you’re looking for a great neutral or deeper nude shade at the drugstore, I recommend this! It’s pretty much priced like Essie (both owned by L’Oréal) these days, at CA$9.99 vs. a buck or two more for Essie in Canada. When they go on sale, the prices are pretty much the same.

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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.

🇫🇷Made in France
🇫🇷Company based in France
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4 thoughts on “L’Oréal — Moka Chic (Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile) Swatch & Review

  1. LMAO “The tears I shed yesterday have become rain.”
    Eye rolling so hard I’ve given myself a headache. 🙄
    This kind of colour is right up my alley!
    Btw, yes, I’m enjoying the Rouge Savage a lot! I found the brush to be a tad wide though.

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    • I wanted so much to take a surreptitious pic of the umbrella, but decided not to be a weirdo. Guess it could have been worse, like one of those re-purposed Keep Calm quotes. 😀

      Yeah the brush is a little wide, for sure. I’d prefer it to be a smidge narrower, but I’m just glad it’s paddle-shaped and not squared!

      You need Moka Chic, for sure. Totally your color!

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  2. LOL
    XXXX
    love this on you
    i can’t do browns actually have not attempted
    thanks for always inspiring me to get my nails DONE
    which i have not done IN A LONG TIME
    but will xo
    LOVE XO

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