Short review of YSL Bleu Celadon: It’s pretty damn perfect.
Slightly longer review of YSL Bleu Celadon: No really, it’s pretty damn perfect.
OK, just in case you need a couple more words…
Having decided I needed YSL La Laque Couture Bleu Celadon in my life more than a trip to Tiffany’s when you’ve got a case of the mean reds, it proved impossible to track down (contributing even further to the mean reds, there and then!). Released as part of the Summer 2014 Bleus Lumiere Collection, in true Hong Kong style, it had of course sold out here sometime in March. Thankfully, my wonderful friend Miss Fong In Hong Kong bought it for me from Sweden… I always knew I loved those Scandinavians!
Bleu Celadon is that truly perfect shade of duck-egg blue. A little bit turquoise, a little bit Tiffany’s – and every inch of it sophisticated summer bliss. Every time I looked at it, I couldn’t help but sigh in delight. Yes, all the photos in this post are near enough identical… but I’m frankly too smitten to care!
Having never tried much YSL make-up before, I was also super impressed with the nail polish itself. The bottle is beautiful chunky elegance, with a square gold topper that pulls off to reveal a smaller easy-grip round black cap. The brush was absolutely amazing; a squat paddle shape, I initially thought it would be way too fat to get into all the nooks and crannies of my fingernails. But the YSL bods are much too clever for that; the gently tapered shape of the brush mimics the curve of your nail perfectly, whilst the shortness of the brush makes it easier to control – making for the easiest, most flawless home mani ever.
Meanwhile, the formula was fantastic too. Although it took a few tries to hit upon the “just right” amount of lacquer for the brush (don’t have it too wet or the polish quickly floods your nail), the consistency of the polish itself was wonderful. It flowed on evenly, it was smoothly opaque in two slick and simple coats, it dried quicker than I could get out my guitar to sing Moon River – honestly, if all nail polish was this great, salon manicurists would totally be out of their jobs.
… Which makes the biggest challenge about YSL Bleu Celadon actually finding the damn thing! My advice: if you see it, do not pass it up. If you don’t see it, it’s worth begging globetrotting friends and family to find. For nail polish addicts, it’s the equivalent of bagging a sparkler in one of those infamous little blue boxes – a true nail polish great. It’s a dream maker, heart breaker… Bleu Celadon and meeeee!
Looks good with: river bends, rainbow’s ends, Huckleberry friends
Drying time: 5 mins
Coats required: 2
Chips: +5 days
YSL La Laque Couture 50 Bleu Celadon, Summer 2014 Bleus Lumiere Collection