Hey awesome readers! Today I have my first ever "real" review! What I mean by that is that the wonderful people at Lancome sent me some polishes to review for you! I was so excited by this because I can honestly say that, in my opinion, Lancome has the best formula out there. That's not to say that it's my favorite brand, but I haven't found another brand that can equal their formula. I tried out a whopping 14 polishes and each one of them had the exact same consistency and ease of application. I'm not even kidding! I was completely expecting some differences between colors as you find with most polish brands but there honestly wasn't any difference!
With that said, I'm not going to detail the formula and application for each color since they were completely the same. Unless otherwise noted, each of these is two coats of polish topped by a coat of Seche Vite. This polish stays exactly where you put it on the nail which minimizes cuticle flooding. It's a self-leveling polish but I will say that if I didn't wait at least 10 minutes between coats that it didn't level as well as I needed it to but that was more my impatience than any flaw in the polish!
I will reiterate again how PERFECT the formula is on these polishes. It has a dreamy consistency and is so easy and effortless to apply. The two things that stop this brand from being my favorite are that there isn't a really wide range of colors. They tend to stick to more classic and work-wearable shades which is really great but I can't live without lime green, blue and neon pink! Also, they are on the pricey side. The bottles are a tiny 6 ml and cost about $15! Before I received these for review, I only owned 4 of their polishes but I treasure each and every one of them! My advice is to find one of their colors that you can't live without and grab it!
First up we have Rouge In Love (112B). The reason I list the numbers in parenthesis is that Lancome has the terrible habit of only putting the numbers on their polish bottles! The only place you will find the color name is on the actual box so make sure to make a note of it before you throw the box away! This color is one of my absolute favorites from this Vernis In Love collection!! It's a bright, cherry tomato red and is the perfect pop of sophisticated color! It was more of a crelly and I adore this polish!
Next up is Chocolat Mordore (270N). I know that most people aren't too excited about brown but it is honestly my favorite color! I know, that sounds crazy! This is a gorgeous, rich chocolate brown without being so dark that it looks black. I will certainly be wearing this one often!
Next up is Jolie Rosalie (311M). This is the quintessential pink. It's a light bubblegum pink that isn't so bright that it's neon but certainly isn't a pastel. I'm not sure how often this color will find it's way to my nails but when someone says, "pink," this is the color that pops into my head!
Then we have Rose Pitmini (343B). I really liked this color a lot more than I thought I would! It's a very sophisticated pink but is also rich in color. It's a new shade to my stash so that was really nice and I think it will compliment a lot of different outfits in my closet. It's a perfect blend between fun and professional!
Finally for today we have Beige Dentelle (240N). I really thought I would hate this one. I looked at it and kind of shuddered but tried it anyway and I was really surprised with how much I actually liked it! I'm not sure how often I'll actually wear this one but I certainly think it has it's own beauty!
What do you think, which one was your favorite out of these five? Also, be sure to be on the lookout for the rest of the polishes that were sent to me for review purposes because there's lots more to come!