Tell me these new Colour Riche Le Vernis a L’Huile polishes from L’Oreal aren’t the most luxe looking bottles you ever did see? I seriously had to take a second look when opening the box to make sure it was actually a drugstore polish. Then after doing a little research and learning the name translates into “polish with oil” my mind was blown. This is the first polish infused with oil that I’ve come across, let alone something that can be easily found at my local drugstore. These feature a unique blend of oils that not only help to nourish your nails while you wear the polish, it’s also extremely pigmented, providing opaque coverage in a single coat.
As excited as I get for each new nail polish collection, nothing has really changed in the past few years in terms of formulas. Sure, we now have gel, shellac and two step gel-like polishes, but none of these actually benefit your nails or help them stay strong, healthy and shiny. Oil infused products seem to be popping up everywhere, whether it’s in our skincare routines, haircare products or even oil pulling for our teeth, it wasn’t until the new L’Oreal Le Vernis A L’Huile Polishes have we seen it for our nails (outside of just cuticle oil). This is an impressive way to take the benefits of oil and combine it into a single product. These new polishes promise to deliver a deep, vibrant, shiny finish that’s quick drying and lasts for several days.
The new L’Oreal Le Vernis A L’Huile comes in a chic and sleek cut glass bottle with a wide, rounded brush that features over 400 hairs to help not only cover the entire nail bed in a few easy strokes, it’s actually drip resistant. It has a rich and creamy formula that is easy to apply, is streak-free and extremely pigmented. Although most shades only require a single coat, some of the lighter shades may require a second coat to see true opaque coverage. It wears for a solid 3+ days before chipping, although the colour never seems to fade or look dull. It doesn’t require a base coat in order to prevent staining, it doesn’t require a top coat to achieve a shiny finish and it doesn’t require a strong nail polish remover to take off the polish. It also has a lovely subtle rose scent that smells a lot better than your typical polish. All in all, I have nothing bad to say about these polishes.
I’m kinda obsessed with the idea behind these L’Oreal Le Vernis A L’Huile, and although I’m assuming you’ll have to continue to wear these polishes for an extended period of time before you see any real benefit of the oil, you know I love anything that’s double duty. The slightly wider brush is easy to use and I love the fact it’s drip resistant. I can’t tell you how many counters I’ve stained from the polish dripping off my brush. The formula is creamy and smooth, the colour payoff is rich and bold and my nails look healthy and hydrated, even after I remove the colour. I usually use acetone to remove my polish, which leaves my nails looking dry, dull and damaged, but thanks to the oil infused formula, my nails always seem to look strong and nourished. I love that I don’t have to fuss with top and base coats to achieve that fresh out of the salon manicure, I can easily apply a single coat and be out the door in a few minutes.
L’Oreal Le Vernis A L’Huile comes in an array of over 20 different shades, ranging from your very sheer neutrals and soft pinks, to rich hunter greens, intense blues and rich plums that’s sure to keep everyone happy. There’s a good mix of both brights and neutrals, along with a few fun metallics for extra shine and sparkle. It’s available now at mass markets and drugstores across Canada for $10 each.
L’Oreal Le Vernis A L’Huile in Crystal, Blanc Du Lune and Dimanche Apres Midi
L’Oreal Le Vernis A L’Huile in Rose Ballet, Nymphea and Fuchsia Palace
L’Oreal Le Vernis A L’Huile in Orange Triomphe, Rouge Sauvage and Carmin Parisen
L’Oreal Le Vernis A L’Huile in L’or, Moka Chic and Vert Absynthe