|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.
The shimmer really comes alive in bright lighting
What are your favorite nail colors to wear during the holiday season?