Hello beauties 🙂
Guerlain released two nail polish this summer.
- Paradisio Luminous coral pink with a high-lacquer finish
- Riviera Powerful electric indigo blue with subtly metallic finish
When I first saw these two polish at Tangs Beauty Hall, I know I will not be getting Paradisio as I think the color is too normal. I can find many other brands with much lower price selling a dupe for this color. However Riviera caught my attention as the color stands out from others. Finally I picked up Riviera.
Guerlain describes Riviera as “a powerful electric indigo blue with a subtly metallic finish. Pure rock ‘n’ roll on golden toes” . To be honest, Riviera is not my kind of color. Usually I am not a fan of electric blue with shimmer. I usually find it too daring on me. However I want to step out of my comfort zone and try having something different on my nails.
This image is taken from www.temptalia.com
This is my first Guerlain Nail Polish. I am sold by its packaging, especially the cap of the bottles. There’s nothing special about the bottle but the cap is unique. The material used to made the cap of the bottle is wood which is very tough and strong. There’s a guerlain logo carved on the top of the bottle. The box is also beautifully printed. I love how Guerlain print the gorgeous pattern inside the box. I always keep nail polish box with me; so having a nice nail polish box makes me happy 🙂
In the pictures below, you can see how unique is the cap of the bottle.
Now let’s talk about the formula and application. The formula was fine, it’s neither awesome nor awful. The application was uneven at the first coat but it was fine at the second layer. The formula was a bit on the thick side however this is controllable so this was not a big issue for me. One thing that I dislike is the brush; the brush is too round for my liking hence it’a a bit hard for me to apply this polish evenly. Moreover the cap size was too big for me to apply the nail polish. You can see the swatch of this nail polish below
I agree with Guerlain’s description of this color. This is an indigo blue with metallic finish. However at certain lighting I also see a very deep purple in this polish. This nail polish is suitable for people who likes daring color on their nails, this polish is also suitable for people who wants to go for a night party or dinner.
Despite the so-so formula and the too big cap size, I still like this nail polish. The reason being that is very simple, the packaging covers all the flaws. I don’t have anything like this yet so I am liking this packaging very much. I don’t think I would be wearing this very often but I don’t have any regret buying this nail polish.
I hope you like this post and tell me what you think in the comment box below 🙂