I was pleased to see Guerlain launching their La Laque Couleur line, and even happier now that there is a gorgeous and unique shade with this formula! Guerlain Sulfurous La Laque Couleur is another nail polish that you should check out this season, and the Ultra Violet Top Coat has some interesting potential as well!
First thing first, both Sulfurous La Laque Couleur (861) and Ultra Violet Top Coat contain 10ml/0.33 oz. The tapered brush is very easy to work with (it is slightly wider than the one on Dior Vernis), and the formula is pretty flawless in general.
To tie in with the theme, the brand name on the cap is pink this time.
The best description I have for Sulfurous is a somehow metallic, shimmery dark plummy taupe. It is not exactly a duochrome, but it could look more brown or more plummy depending on the angle and lighting. The consistency is great, and two coats yield opaque coverage. It has some brushstrokes that aren’t too visible in real life, and it is fairly glossy on its own.
Isn’t it pretty amazing?
Guerlain Ultra Violet Top Coat is a top coat with a purple tint. When used alone, it gives the nails a healthy, pink hue. On top of the nail polish, it functions as a high-shine top coat (though not exactly the fastest-drying one, so give it some time to dry). It is also supposed to be fluorescent under black light, but that is a claim I haven’t had the opportunity to test out yet!
Here you see it on my middle finger, ring ringer, and pinky. Compared with the bare nail on my index finger, you can see the other three are a bit pinker.
Here you see Guerlain Ultra Violet Top Coat on all the nails.
I would say that the Ultra Violet Top Coat adds a bit of a purple/blue tint to nail polishes, but the difference is minuscule. It is not visible unless you compare two nails right next to each other. Here is Sulfurous with Ultra Violet Top Coat:
Here is how the manicure looks in the normal viewing distance:
Now, who is down for a party just so that I can find out if the top coat really turns fluorescent?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx