Good afternoon everyone, today I have something very exciting and beautiful to share with you – that is, the new and limited edition YSL Tie & Dye Pearly Coloured Top Coat in N°4 Ice Coat.
There are a total of four variations, namely;-
- N°1 Cool Coat – baby pink
- N°2 Pop Coat – hot pink
- N°3 Hip Coat – striking purple
- N°4 Ice Coat – striking blue
‘Inspired by the Couture Tie & Dye, YSL nail lacquer plays colour in gradation effect just like a sophisticated total look. The coloured base is covered by a “pop coat” for a sugary glossy result. Top Coat can also be used alone for a “sheer” glittery result on the nails.’
Information above extracted from YSL website.
When I first saw pictures of it, I wondered “how does it work?” – do I shake it up and apply or do I apply it straight so my nails get coated with a gradation of shimmer, sheer blue then clear? I think too much, all you have to do is shake it up, mix the layers together and apply – simple as that.
No doubt, each and every piece of these YSL Tie & Dye Pearly Coloured Top Coats are to die for – they are so pretty and it’s such a unique concept.
YSL N°4 Ice Coat x YSL N°18 Bleu Majorelle
The most conventional way is to apply N°4 Ice Coat over a matte, creamy blue base – like N°18 Bleu Majorelle (more pictures here).
In this post, I would also like to feature and compare N°4 Ice Coat with N°33 Première Neige Top Coat from Holiday 2012 but never made its way to Singapore.
Dear friend, Sophia kindly gifted me for Christmas.
YSL N°33 Première Neige Top Coat x YSL N°18 Bleu Majorelle
N°33 Première Neige Top Coat contains glittery shimmers which requires more shaking in order to mix the glitters and clear coat together.
YSL N°4 Ice Coat vs YSL N°33 Première Neige Top Coat
I would say, N°4 Ice Coat is more striking and full-on as compared to N°33 Première Neige Top Coat which is more subtle. Shimmers found in N°4 Ice Coat are more refined.
Both are not gritty and applies beautifully smooth. I would suggest letting your base nail polish dry before applying the top coats to avoid disruptions. Both top coats dry reasonably fast but not as quickly compared to the legendary Seche Vite.
Which do you prefer?
Me? I like both equally as much. And I think both are my definite must-haves.
When I was playing with the top coats on a blue base, in my mind, I thought the N°4 Ice Coat will look gorgeous on a green base too and so I tried it on.
YSL N°4 Ice Coat x YSL N°34 Jade Impérial
Over N°34 Jade Impérial, the effects are softer and more delicate. I love it – what do you think?
YSL Tie & Dye Pearly Coloured Top Coat in N°4 Ice Coat is a mixture of ultra-fine blue/green iridescent shimmers suspended in a sheer blue coloured base.
The texture is smooth and applies like a dream. The shimmers reflect light beautifully and I personally feel that this shade goes well with matte, creamy black, white, blue or green bases best. It adds a sophisticated touch and dimension to any plain, solid hues.
This top coat has a beautiful glossy finish which lasts decently well throughout the week.
I was truly amazed with the iridescent shimmers which applies in a neat and tidy linear fashion. Nothing but love and I highly recommend checking them out.
Available exclusively at the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Boutique, ION Orchard from today evening (25 April 2013) – fingers crossed.
Each bottle will retail at S$35 for 10ml of product, made in France.
Thank you for looking.