L’Oréal launched Le Vernis à l’Huile polishes in Canada last summer, and I’ve fallen deeply in love with this drugstore line.
Nymphea (226) is from the original launch, and it’s not the usual sort of thing I go for, but I dig these polishes so much that it’s got me buying the hot pinks! This is a surprisingly wearable fuchsia cream, with both cool and warm tones so I think it actually looks pretty decent on me! This will be perfection for a summer mani or pedi.
I’ve liked the application for all of these polishes that I’ve tried, but this one is especially good! It’s probably almost as good as the formula for Rouge Sauvage (red creams tend to apply very well). Two coats gives perfect, even coverage.
This polish is scented, and when dry it has that unique L’Oréal lipstick fragrance.
These polishes are pretty much priced like Essie (both owned by L’Oréal), at CA$9.99 vs. a buck or two more for Essie in Canada. When they go on sale, the prices are essentially the same. If you like a wider paddle brush, these are definitely a superior option to Essie’s polishes, which have slender, rounded brushes.
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.