Roughly translated, their name means ‘polish with oil’, which is exactly what these bad boys are. I’ve never come across a nail polish infused with oil before – it almost seems a bit counter-intuitive to what is normally quite a dry finish for lacquer.
There are a blend of oils added to a highly pigmented formula which promise to nourish your nails while you wear the polish. I suspect you’d need to wear these long term before the oils made a huge difference, but I’ve definitely found the formula applies very smoothly (the wide brush is great for this) and leaves my nails looking hydrated after removal.
You’ve got 22 shades to choose from, covering virtually everything from a very sheer, very natural pink, right through to an incredibly rich plum. There’s a good mix of neutrals and brights and even a couple of metallic shades thrown in for good measure.
All of the ones I tried definitely benefit from two coats, with the lightest shades needing three for a really good, opaque finish. That said, they do dry pretty quickly so it’s not an arduous process, but if you’re looking for a one-coat wonder, these aren’t the one.
Wear time is pretty average – about 2-3 days for me – although I know some of my friends manage to get their polish to last for a week without chipping. I have no idea how.
The cut glass bottles look much more expensive than the £4.99 price tag and you get an impressive 14ml inside, so you won’t run out any time soon.
I’m really pleased to see L’Oreal doing something a little different with their polish lineup. It’s good to see something new, away from the usual glitter shades and nail toppers that cropped up so often in previous seasons.
You can find the entire range of Colour Riche Le Vernis a L’Huile in store and online from Boots, priced £4.99 each.
Do you like the look of this new nail range from L’Oreal?
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