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YSL Spring 2016 La Lacquer Couture Nail Lacquers: Love Pink and Peace Green

January 19, 2016

For spring YSL has launched two limited-edition La Lacquer Couture Nail Lacquers in Love Pink and Peace Green ($27 each). I ordered these as soon as they popped up online directly from YSL but they appear to be sold out everywhere now, at least online. I never saw these at counters – I’m not sure if they sold out, never arrived or haven’t launched yet in stores. If you’re interested in either shade, I suggest you try calling your local counters to see if they have any sooner than later. Update: thanks to my Cathy for letting me know they are now available online at Nordstrom!

Both are iridescent shimmers with medium coverage. Two coats offers smooth coverage but with a slightly transparent quality. I preferred three coats for both of the shades. They are both duo chrome in the bottles. Love Pink flashes a little bit of green and Peace Green flashes a little bit of opal pink. On the nails the shimmer is more subtle. These have a milky kind of sheen and shimmer and the duo chrome quality is very subtle. I love aqua colors for the nails but often times feel like they look so un-natural on my olive skin tone. Peace Green is soft enough that it doesn’t look sharp. Sometimes greens + my olive skin just doesn’t look good together. Peace Green has a softness that makes it pretty wearable, even for me.

I haven’t been able to test these for lasting power since I’m in the midst of swatching and shooting some photos for nail polishes. In my past experience with YSL nail polishes, lasting power is very good (at least 5 days without tip wear and no chipping). The brush and formula are really good – there is a noticeable difference in application, pigment and shine to me to justify the high price of these over other brands like Zoya, Essie or OPI but that’s just my personal take.

Onto the swatches. The duochrome is very subtle so I took several photos to try and capture the dimension of the shimmer. It was a bit difficult since the blend of shimmers in these meld together into a milky kind of sheen. Love Pink is a really pretty soft pink shimmer.

Sometimes I like matching nails to accessories. Do you do this too? Shown with 3 coats:

Indoor natural light, no flash:

In direct sunlight with flash:

Peace Green, shown below with three coats:

In sunlight with flash:

Indoor, natural light, no flash:

I think both are really pretty soft pastels for spring. The shimmer makes these really unique with the milky kind of blurred shimmer effect. It gives them a soft sheen that I don’t see in many other shimmer polishes. I’m not really familiar with the launch dates of the YSL collections so even though these are sold out online, it’s possible they might still be available at counters and stores. If you’ve spotted the collection – please let us all know in the comments.

Both Love Pink and Peace Green are limited-edition shades. If you’ve been eyeing these I hope you can find them somewhere! Available right now online at Nordstrom.

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  • Love the peace green!

    • It's definitely a lovely shade!

  • Anonymous

    Just spoke with my Nordis SA today (actually before reading your post) who said she is still waiting for these. A mystery and they are beautiful. Btw, the Sautoir de Coco collection is on Chanel.com.
    Have a good week.
    Tanja

    • Good to know! Hope you can find it – thanks for the heads up about the new Chanel πŸ™‚ Did you order anything?

  • Anonymous

    Just spoke with my Nordis SA today (actually before reading your post) who said she is still waiting for these. A mystery and they are beautiful. Btw, the Sautoir de Coco collection is on Chanel.com.
    Have a good week.
    Tanja

  • Peace Green is such a great spring color. Hope I'll find the shade soon here (germany)

    • Hope you can find it too!

  • I love both, but especially Peace Green. Hope I will be lucky enough to catch a bottle!

    • From the comments – looks like it's just starting to arrive at counters.

  • the pink is so very pretty! i am not a fan of the green though! looks like i am in the minority as your other commenters like it! πŸ™‚ thank you for the swatches Sabrina!! xo sj

    • I totally understand! I'm not a green fan either, surprised I actually like Peace Green!

  • Ooooo . . .that Peace Green is such a lovely, delicate spring color. Mint green with a subtle pink shimmer–so pretty! And so "right" with all the typical spring colors that make their way into our wardrobes as the weather warms up.

    • Awww thanks Eileen – if you think it's pretty then it's definitely something I can wear with confidence!

  • These are on Nordstrom.com right now!

    • Thanks for the heads up Cathy πŸ™‚

  • I'm loving the discreet shimmer in these shades.

  • I have never purchased a nail polish from YSL before but these two colours are beautiful, especially peace green, it is a shame they sell out so quickly!

    Emma’s World x

    • I hope you can find one to try!

  • I just checked back here for a second look and saw that it was at Nordy's. Thank you so much for that update. Ordered the Peace Green, which BTW, is a play on the name Greenpeace, one of our oldest environmental advocacy organizations. A small contribution from YSL to them would have been a nice touch.

  • How does the green compare to some of the RBL shades?

    • Anonymous

      Halcyon is much darker and greyed in its base, with a more prominent shimmer. Bikini Bottom is closer in base color, but is bluer, more jelly than Peace green. This one is unique in my stash, and that pink shimmer makes it special.

    • Thank you!

    • Anonymous

      Just saw that doodlenails on instagram has bottle shot comparisons to Rescue Beauty Lounge shades. Looks like Peace Green is compared to Fire Queen? Check it out.

    • Hi Alison – looks like a few others were able to help. Most of my RBL shades are deep or bright teal while the YSL is more of a green.

  • Anonymous

    I like the shade of peace green, but it looks a bit streaky to me (not a comment on your application skills, but one on the quality of the polish itself.)

    • No worries! I think it just might be the way the light is reflecting on the polish. It's not as streaky in person.

  • I love the pink….hurry up SPRING!!

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

    • LOL! I love the pink one too.

  • Peace Green was the only thing I picked up from the collection and I'm so glad I did, it's beautiful!

  • I LOVE the look of Peace Green!! YSL seems like such a great brand!
    – Liv Xx

    http://www.oliviaxalesha.com

    • I really like the nail polishes, not so keen on the blushes or quads. Their foundations break me out, but there are definitely hits!