This Summer, L’Oreal Paris introduced its first oil-infused nail colour called Le Vernis a L’Huile by Colour Riche. The new range (which is kind of a big deal!) took 10 years to create and boasts a patented “oil-in-colour technology”, a new brush design and get this…. a fragrance!! While the new polish has graced store shelves since June of this year, I’m just getting around to trying a bunch of the shades now so keep reading for my thoughts, swatches and some manicure tips from L’Oreals’ very own celebrity MANicurist Tom Bachik.
Le Vernis a L’Huile by Colour Riche ($9.99 CAD) is among one of the most saturated and shiny formulas I’ve ever come across. The depth of colour and shine is really remarkable and the scent is fabulous! In addition to a stellar formula that contains Camellia Seed, Argan, Rose and Lotus Bloom essential oils, the polish brush itself is also something to brag home about. It features a three-double squared stem, slightly rounded tip, 440 soft bristles and it actually slows down gravity so you don’t have to rush your application. Cool right?
Le Vernis a L’Huile is available in 25 creme shades ranging from a soft white to a deep aubergine. Each shade comes in a stunning crystal bottle with a gold cap. Twelve of the shades are photographed and swatched for you below.
#114 Nude Demoiselle
#220 D’Manche Aprés Midi
#222 Jardin des Roses
#330 Fuchsia Palace
#332 Violet Vendome
#334 Violet De Nuit
#442 Coral Trianon
#550 Rouge Sauvage
#552 Rubis Folies
#556 Grenat Irreverent
#668 Bleu Royal
According to celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik, you need very little of this polish to make a lasting impression. “A little goes a long way”, he says. A good manicure, however starts with some good old-fashioned prep. He recommends the following steps to give yourself Hollywood glam nails at home:
- Wipe some rubbing alcohol across the surface of each nail to clean & prep the nail bed
- Gently push back your cuticles using a cuticle stick (do not trim them)
- Shape each nail using a nail file
- Apply a base coat. If your nail surface is uneven – a ridge filler is a good option.
- Apply your favourite shade of Le Vernis a L’Huile colour. Apply thin coats and allow each coat to dry completely.
- Apply a top coat. This extends polish wear but is optional with this high-shine formula.
- Clean up any excess polish around the cuticles using a lip or eyeliner brush dipped in polish remover
- Tom’s celebrity TIP: moisturize your cuticles and hands using L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil