Tuesday, 21 August 2012

L'Oreal Magic Croisette

It has occurred to me that I hardly ever post about polish that can be brought simply in a store in the UK, so I decided to hit Boots (a large chemist/health & beauty chain store) and see what I could find! This week I will be focusing on polishes that can be purcahsed in the UK :-)

This little beauty by L'Oreal caught my eye immediately. I have no idea why its called Magic Croisette, it's a seriously pointless name, but oh the colour is glorious!

This polish is a blue/teal shade that is almost a duochrome, with a strong teal/greeny shimmer. If I were to compare it to an indie brand I'd say it looks similar to Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean but not as strong in the duochorme department. I have added a photo of Cosmic Ocean layered over a black base to give you a comparison.

The formula was easy to work with, although the brush was a little wide for my liking, its like the OPI Pro Wide brushes and I find them a bit wide for my nail bed. The swatches here show three coats of Magic Croisette followed by a coat of Poshe.

L'Oreal Magic Croisette


L'Oreal Magic Croisette

Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean over a black base for comparison

L'Oreal Magic Croisette

L'Oreal Magic Croisette


L'Oreal polishes are available in most Boots, Superdrug's and other large retailers.