The YSL Long-Lasting Nail Lacquer in 43 Wintergreen & 44 Moonlight Blue are part of their Jardin de Minuit Makeup Collection for Fall 2011 featuring colours inspired by the “Midnight Garden”. This collection is sensual, feminine and flattering.
Each nail lacquer contains 10ml of product, made in France.
I would describe 43 Wintergreen as a cerulean with shimmers, greenish blue I suppose which looks different in various lighting conditions. 44 Moonlight Blue is a federal blue with shimmers.
All swatches taken with Nail Tek Foundation III Base Coat, 2 coats of nail polish and Poshe Super-fast Drying Top Coat.
YSL Long-Lasting Nail Lacquer in 43 Wintergreen.
This shade is the star amongst both newly released nail colours. It’s a unique addition to my collection. The greenish blue is dull but interesting – it’s a subtle shade that shouts for attention.
YSL Long-Lasting Nail Lacquer in 44 Moonlight Blue.
I might have to do a comparison of this with Dior Vernis Haute Couleur Extreme Wear Nail Lacquer in 908 Tuxedo (swatches here). This shade is the “safe” choice between the two – a classic deep blue hue with sparkles.
These are my first YSL nail polishes yet I am not overly excited nor impressed with them – in terms of quality and texture. Don’t get me wrong, they apply beautifully but the finish doesn’t “wow” me at all, it seems dull and lifeless. I think I might have to apply a super glossy top coat like Seche Vite to add life to them. Having said that, I think Wintergreen is such a beautiful colour. I can’t think of any colours that is similar in my collection. To me, Moonlight Blue is not worth getting.
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