Sunday, September 2, 2012

L'Oreal Brit Invasion

 Happy Sunday! This L'Oreal is from their LE fall british collection. Couldn't resist it for some reason. At $6 a bottle for their polish I generally have no problem passing them up... there are so much better for less, or much better for a bit more. I lovee HE polishes, but $6 for a L'Oreal really pisses me off for some reason. I am getting a little worked up now.. hahaha.

 It's a pretty mauvy taupe color with a strong golden shimmer. Formula and brush are terrible. The brush picks up way too much polish and it seems to immediately turn into a clumpy mess. Not fun. The color is really nice. I love the mauve and purple hints, but I wouldn't say worth it. Can anyone rec something similar with a nice formula?? I am drawing a blank on what is in this family!



@3 coats for smoothness.



:)

14 comments:

  1. I just wore this a few days ago and I loved it! I didn't have any issues with the formula, I wonder if maybe your bottle's cap wasn't on tightly? Who knows... I bought Tea and Crumpets from the same collection (they were BOGO at Rite Aid) and the formula on that was so miserable I am contemplating returning it... Brit Invasion I find workable. I can't think of anything with a really similar color :(

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  2. Wow the shimmer in this is beautiful! I'm really loving browns right now and this polish would be the perfect one to add to my collection!

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  3. This is gorgeous! Perfect fall color!

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  4. The colour is so pretty, it's too bad that the application wasn't great! Essie Armed and Ready kind of reminds me of this colour a bit, but it definitely has more grey undertones.

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  5. Ah sorry to hear of the awful application. I do love how strong the gold shimmers are. Very pretty! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  6. How about your Chanel Veritgo topped with CND gold effects? Or Paradoxal with CND gold effect? One of those might be similar. I know what you mean about the mid range price points.... I hesitate and think, Why don't I just spend a little extra on a Lippmann or something that I really want? But then I see a bunch of cheapy Sinful Colors and go nuts on those. I find Revlons to be better than L'Oreal, they're kind of in the same league, slightly cheaper, great when they are on sale. AND I have good luck with their forumlas. Revlons been doing nail polish for year and I think they are really good at it. I don't remember L'Oreal making nail polish until recently... I could be wrong... Also why is L'Oreal bothering with nail polish anyways when they own Essie?

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  7. This is rather pretty. Will have to keep a look out for it.

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  8. The 2 from this collection I wanted were goners in nothing flat - course we only got 4 bottles of each of the shades in this collection - sad...I wanted this one and the amazing blue as well. I cannot think of anything that has this same blend of gray & brown & gold. Odd as I also usually don't swoon over L'Oreal..in fact I only own 2 of 'em among my more than 1200 polishes.

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  9. This is gorgeous. Reminds me of Owls Night sort of? Not sure how they compare, but I felt like I needed Owl's Night and I'm feeling the same way with this one! Looks awesome!!

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  10. This is BEAUTIFUL! Such a bummer about the formula though. I am a bad gauge on formula, I will put up with just about any horrid formula as long as I love the color enough lol. I'm not sure of anything similar but I agree with Jenni Lee, you could probably find a layering combo that would be similar.

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  11. I just wanted to say that your blog is great! I will read your blog regularly from now on and can't wait to see all your swatches.

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  12. I too always pass up Loreal. Something about their display reminds me of my grandmother but this is very pretty

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  13. This is lovely! I'll be watching for this in stores. :D

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