YSL Rose Baby Doll La Laque Couture

May 27, 2013

YSL released a new nail lacquer called Rose Baby Doll ($25 for 0.34 fl oz/10ml) as part of their Rose Baby Doll collection. It’s a stunning deep hot pink rose cream that is perfect for summer. The color has an impressive amount of pigment which provides full coverage with just one coat. It also comes with a well designed wide flat brush that allows for near-perfect application with a single brush stroke. I’ve been testing Rose Baby Doll for several days and it works extremely well with top coats from Chanel, Dior Gel and Posche. I’m on Day Three with no signs of chipping or tipwear. The color is a classic rich sophisticated rose pink that is bright and vibrant but still deep enough to not look neon. However since deep fuschias are fairly standard colors and easy to find among most brands, you will definitely be able to find something similar in color.

Here it is swatched against the YSL Rose Baby Doll ad. The bright sunlight washed out the magazine photo a bit but I found the color to be pretty close to the ad. The color is mostly a fuschia rose, sometimes it looks warmer and with visible red undertones, others it’s more cool-toned.

Some comparisons showed that YSL Rose Baby Doll is closest to Chanel Pulsion. The difference is Chanel Pulsion is cooler and YSL Rose Baby Doll is warmer. The next closest option is Chanel Rose Exhuberant which is just a few shades lighter.

Bottom line: I can’t stop staring at my nails – the color is really stunning. The quality, pigment and lux packaging make this worth every penny. YSL Rose Baby Doll has the perfect mix of fuschia, rose and red to give a deep yet modern looking pink. However given the fact that deeper fuschias have been done frequently with permanent and limited releases, you may want to shop your stash first.
YSL Rose Baby Doll Nail Lacquer is limited-edition, available at Sephora and other YSL retailers while supplies last.

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  • Love it, Sabrina! I recently tried my first YSL np and I've fallen in love with them, the weartime and the formula is just so great!

    • I agree – the formula is just phenomenal!

  • This looks stunning! Have yet to try any YSL polishes as I love my Chanel's but I'm thinking I might have to try a few with all the positive reviews everywhere!

    Thank you for such an informative post, great as always! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Ellie I love my Chanel nail colors as well but YSL has really impressed me. They have a wide range of creams that are gorgeous. Wish they would try some more shimmers – maybe eventually!

  • I absolutely love Chanel Tentation. How have I never seen it before?!

  • Loving the colour and your nails!!


  • Any thoughts on the matching YSL lipstick?

    • Hi Chris – I actually skipped over the mascara, liners and lipsticks. I have yet to try the YSL stains plus the YSL Rose Baby Doll film made it look very bright and I wasn't sure I could pull it off. Have you tried the stains? Any thoughts?

      YSL Beauty – Rose Baby Doll Film

      I've also been trying to limit my lip product purchases b/c I have too many lipsticks/glosses lol.

  • gorgeous!!

  • wow…such an amazing pink color <3
    love it <3

  • Love it! I super like the color for I find it classy and elegant. Wearing this nail color will def make anyone looking sexy.

  • What a gorgeous shade – reminds me of Essie Exotic Liras but richer.

    • hmmm don't know exotic Liras, Essie Watermelon was my first guess πŸ™‚

  • Ah, the perfect summer pink! Love it! xo

  • Pretty pink, love the nails, too. I hope the formula is not too harsh. I have an issue with some nail polishes killing my nails.