There is nothing sweeter than a gorgeous red nail polish. One that's like the Goldilocks of reds in that it's not too blue based and not to orange based. Say hello to YSL La Laque Coutier in 201 Le Rouge Mat. She is very amazing and I love her.
YSL have taken four iconic shades of La Laque coutures and turned them into mattes, meaning we can still pretend we're classic bridies with our staple shades, but with a bit more modernity. Yes, we can be classically modern! So they've mattified Le Rouge, the one I have here today, Le Orange, Le Fuchsia and Le Nu. I'm already thinking I want to check out the orange shade next... But let's talk about Le Rouge first.
I know I sound like the ultimate beauty junkie when I say this, but the YSL packaging for polishes gets me every time! And the red polish with the gold lid just gets me in the feels. The beauty junkie, nail polish collecting, have 20 other reds in my stash but still love this, feels.
The gold lid comes off to reveal a small black lid which makes life much easier when applying and the wide brush means that I can coat my nails in a couple of strokes with minimal mess. As someone who likes to paint her nails in front of the TV, this is a crucial factor in whether I use a polish a lot or not. This will get lots of use between now and Christmas, fact.
One coat is really pigmented and would be good enough for real life, but for the purpose of these close up photos, I've applied two coats. It goes on nice and evenly and dries to the matte finish, quelle surprise! I always find that matte polishes appear to dry quicker than regular polishes, but if you start faffing about and doing things too quickly, you'll find that while it might feel dry to the touch, it can get dented and scuffed until it dries,
I think this is such a gorgeous shade and even if you buy it and love it, you can apply a glossy top coat over it for a shiny finish. At the time of writing this, I have a glossy hand and a matte hand and I love them both!
If you're on the hunt for a treat for yourself, then €24 is the damage and the four matte shades will be on counters from October 1st.
Are you tempted? And are you a classically modern bridie like myself?