19 September 2013

YSL Gris Underground La Laque Couture Nail Polish: Review, Pics, Swatches

YSL Electric Chic nail polishes

The nail edit that launched with YSL’s urban inspired autumn collection, Electric Chic, is absolute perfection. A trio of modern classics, these beauties deserve a home in any make up collection – and of the three, my favourite is happily the one they sent me, No 38, Gris Underground. Although I haven’t ruled out snapping up the other two, come pay day! 

YSL Gris Underground swatch

In an unusual burst of planning/organisation, this weekend I packed away my summer polishes and displayed my favourite autumn colours on my shelves; Gris Underground took pride of place and I couldn’t wait to get it on my nails.

Described as ‘a chic blue-grey that is as captivating as the Paris sky’, this subtly changes colours with the light – sometimes it’s more of a pastel blue, at other times a concrete grey, and on occasions there is a definite lilac sheen.

I like these nail polishes – the brush is nice and wide, so the product applies evenly in one or two strokes. It was opaque in two coats, and has been on my nails for three days now with no sign of chipping.

Drying time is about average but, as always, I used a quick drying topcoat to help it on its way (Sally Hansen and Seche Vite are my all-time faves).

I’m rather smitten with Gris Underground, I must confess – I think it’s very chic, and pairs equally as well with autumn’s richer, more dramatic lip colours, as it does with this season’s lovely, neutral, minky/taupey colour palette. This is €24 and on counter now; are we liking?
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