I picked up 3 shades, Safari Chic, Now You Sea Me, and VIP Status. I love that these bottles are still square, but they now have a round cap. My OCD tendancies won't go crazy like they do on their older bottles with square caps that always get out of alignment after the first use! I picked mine up at Meijer using some $1.00 off coupons and bogo half off, but they normally retail there for $5.29 each. The bottles look full sized, but because of the way the interior is formed, the product weight is actually only 0.39 fl. oz.
First up is Safari Chic, a creamy olive green shade. This has pale blue hidden micro shimmer, but it's a shame that it doesn't even show up. For all intents and purposes, this is a creme. I used 2 coats on all of my swatches, and the formula was excellent. I've always found L'Oreal's brushes to be a bit on the stiff side, but these seemed a little less rigid.
Now You See Me is another dusty shade, so of course I had to pick this one up too. This light teal has a touch of green, and I had a difficult time photographing it for some reason. Either my skin was bright red, or the polish was a bright sky blue. The photo above with all 3 bottles shows it looking much brighter and bluer than it really is. I finally was able to capture the true color in lower lighting.
VIP Status is a trickster, because it looked like a duo chrome in the store, so of course after my adreneline calmed down from that discovery, I had to have it! I held it up, turned it around, studied it intently...all of this in the store, and the violet and teal were just beautiful. Of course when I got it home, I took it near a window to see its beauty once again, and the duo chrome was no where to be found. It's still a beautiful color, but I think between the store lighting, the plastic label across the bottle front, and the thick glass base and interior curve of the containment portion, all factored in to what I thought I saw. I'm telling you, it was a duo chrome in the store!
Here's what you'll really see if you pick up this polish...unless you put on your 3D Duo Chrome glasses, that is. This is a beautiful blackened teal shimmer with a thinner formula than the 2 creme shades I picked up. It still covered well using two coats, and even though its duo chrome got lost somewhere between Meijer and my house, I do think it's lovely.
I didn't look through my polishes to see if I had any dupes, but I'd be willing to say that I probably do. These aren't incredibly unique colors to me, but they all have a very nice formula, and I've been fond of L'Oreal polishes since I first became obsessed with nail polish decades ago. Have you picked up any of the new Colour Riche shades?