Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lancome Happy Holidays Collection Nail Polish

Left to right: Flirty Red, Bubbly Gold, and Ginger Swing

In their holiday collection this year, Happy Holidays, Lancome brings us a well-edited selection of three new Le Vernis in Love nail polishes, all beautiful and classically festive shades. 

Flirty Red is a bordeaux red with shimmer, not unlike Chanel's holiday shade, Malice. The Chanel seems to dry a bit shinier and I prefer its formula, but the shimmer in Flirty Red is slightly more apparent. To my eye, Malice comes across as a bit more sophisticated and refined on the nails than Flirty Red does. But I love them both! I do think they are similar enough that it would not be worth picking up Flirty Red if you already have Malice

Bubbly Gold is a flattering, shimmery golden shade. Some golds can be too yellow-toned or brassy, but Bubbly Gold strikes a nice balance between warm and cool. I'd actually say it's more of a pale bronze than a true gold. It may not be all that unique, but for some reason I really like this one and so far it's my favorite of the bunch!

Ginger Swing is the shade that really stood out to me at the counter. It's a pretty platinum-taupe with tiny flecks of gold shimmer throughout. It made me think of shades like OPI's Designer, de Better! where you have a base color with a contrasting shade of shimmer mixed in, except in Ginger Swing the contrasting shimmer particles are so small that there is no discernible difference in shades on the nail, it just serves to make the color more interesting and sparkly. 









Ginger Swing alongside Fil d'Argent eyeshadow and Taupe Brilliant eyeliner
   
Left to right: Bubbly Gold, Ginger Swing, and Flirty Red

Sorry for the gigantic macro-fingers! I think the shot above in low light shows the colors most accurately. 

In sunlight 
 
In shade 

The shimmer really comes alive in bright lighting


What are your favorite nail colors to wear during the holiday season? 


20 comments:

  1. Love these! I think I "need" all three of them. Did you get the highlighter? It sort of reminded me of Guerlains highlighter last year (holiday).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Flyavsted, Lancome has been doing a really nice job with their nail polishes lately. I only wish the bottles were larger with more product! I did get the highlighter and it also reminds me of Guerlain's! Really pretty :)

      Delete
  2. Hi Makeup Magpie, What wonderful colors, they do come alive in the sunlight! Ginger swing would be my favorite from your swatches for its spicy name and sparkling color. I haven't decided on what my holiday nail colors will be this season, but most likely I'll be reaching for reds :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Dovey, Ginger swing is really pretty and I thought the name was interesting! I don't think you can go wrong with reds - love them for nails! :)

      Delete
  3. *Sigghhh* I love the winter season for all the beautiful beauty products it bears, like these! Not sure if my budget can afford these, but they are gorgeous.

    - Erin xo

    365mu.blogspot.co.uk - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Erin, I agree, in the winter season there are just so many beautiful beauty items! With the amount of shopping I've done lately I'll need to put myself on a makeup no-buy for a few months to make up for it!

      Delete
  4. This has me eagerly anticipating the holidays! Bubbly Gold is just gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Maggie, me too! I especially love the cooler weather at this time of year, just as long as it doesn't get too cold! :)

      Delete
  5. Gorgeous!! I must go back to pick them up. Doesn't the red one look similar to Chanel's Malice? Maybe a tad brighter?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kristie, Yep, it does look a lot like Malice, but you're right, I think it may be a tad brighter. Love them both! :)

      Delete
  6. Oh my gosh..
    Bubbly gold looks amazing! I am not sure whether Lancome polishes will hit Singapore local store as usually Lancome does not carry polishes. The eyeshadow also looks very pretty. I love how it looks on the pan, very sparkly <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Memoiselle, I really like Lancome's offerings this season :) Aw, that is too bad they don't usually carry polishes, but hopefully the holiday ones will make it to you this year?

      Delete
  7. Flirty Red is SOOOO pretty in the light! PERFECT holiday red, if you ask me :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Becca, It really does look pretty in sunlight! I hope to get a lot of use out of it over the holidays :)

      Delete
  8. The nail polishes are gorgeous of course, but you now have me lemming the even more stunning shadow and eyeliner!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Liz, :) I thought the pattern on the shadow was cool! It's a great all-over shade. The liner is nice and subtle but it does have tiny micro-glitter.

      Delete
  9. All three nailpolishes are so gorgoeus!! My favourit is the golden one! It has such a perfect shade!! Thumbs up!

    Hope you visit me on my blog
    fashionobsession-mieni.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Fashionobsession, The gold is great, especially for night-time! :)

      Delete
  10. Wow! Your photos are so lovely! Thanks for sharing these! Red and gold is so pretty for the holidays!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Margaret for the kind comment! Red and gold are quite possibly two of my favorite colors for holidays :)

      Delete

Thanks for commenting!