Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lancome Ultra Lavande LE 54 Le Vernis Swatches

I wasn't planning on swatching anything today because I'm not feeling well, but I received this beauty in the mail today and I needed to have a look at it! Every now and again Lancome comes out with a unique nail polish shade, and this is one of them. LE 54 is one of two shades offered in their Spring 2011 Ultra Lavande Collection.

Below: The macro shot shows the medium lavender base color, and it's filled with an abundant amount of tiny pale turquoise foil glitter.

Below: This covers fairly well with one coat (shown in the first picture), but as you can see, there are still some bald areas. The first coats leaves the base looking like a watery lavender color, and the glitter is fairly evenly dispersed.

Below: This photo shows a 2-coat application, which allows the base to become more of a medium lavender creme. It's not perfectly opaque with 2 coats, but I'm satisfied with the look that the second coat gives.

I found the formula to be easy enough to work with, although it is a little different. It's like a cross between a creme and the Color Club Glitters--a little jelly-like in texture, but not enough so that it gets too thick or uneven during the application. The glitter is very sparkly and because it's so dense, the entire nail can take on a very foil-like finish in brighter lighting.

My local counter doesn't have this collection in yet, so I ordered it from Lancome's web site earlier this week. I applaud Lancome for stepping out of their generally safe zone when it comes to the majority of their polishes, because this one is gorgeous! The base color is subtle enough with one coat that I think it would work nicely as a layering polish over other colors as well.

19 comments:

  1. I love anything glittery!!This looks sooo cool and pretty!I'll try to find it.Thanks for sharing!
    x

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  2. The color combo kind of reminds me of RBL Srangie...love those colors together :)

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  3. It's so pretty, glad you found something unique from their collection!

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  4. thanks for the post..i was in need of irl , see i really dont need this color.

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  5. also i read in another post that the brush has been shortened.true or false

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  6. Hope you get well soon Mary. Take it easy and rest. That is such a pretty polish. I like to order from Lancome's web site. You always get the extras!

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  7. really nice. love lavenders.
    hope you get well soon

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  8. Very pretty! I love anything purple!

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  9. Very pretty!!! I love the colors, it looks gorgeous! :D

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  10. Amei... amo glitters, esmaltes com glitter.
    Esse seu é lindo!!!!!!


    bjus.
    http://useihoje.blogspot.com

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  11. Reminds me of layering SH Laser with an iridescent clear glitter.
    Kind of a let down.

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  12. So pretty! It's the polish a fairy would wear I think :).

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  13. I've lurked around your blog for nearly a year now and just recently made a blogger account so I could follow you. :D
    I felt compelled to comment on this entry. This is the very first Lancome polish I've seen that has totally captured my interest. Thank you ever so much for posting your photos and swatches, they are wonderful! I am curious though, how it compares to OPI DS Royal, any chance you have an opinion on that one? Anywho thanks so much!

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  14. that looks well nice :)

    i remembre u following my blog i had to delete :( i lost all my followers
    i have a new 1 now thou n trying to keep up with it much i can if u wana follow hears the link

    http://mayaprettything.blogspot.com/

    thanks
    xxx

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  15. It's about time Lancome took the US market seriously. We missed out on Pop Petrol plus many other Magnetiques because for some reason Lancome didn't think it fit our market. Aside from the liquid eyeliner, I have not made a purchase from Lancome since 2009 because of lack of innovative colors. Today I bought two of the 54 and one of the regular lilac, the eye pencil, plus the deluxe eyeshadow collection from the Lavande collection. Yay, I can't wait!

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  16. Gorgeous :) a pretty colour like this always seems to make things a bit better when you aren't feeling well :)

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