Review | Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Teal Topaz for Spring 2012

February 19, 2012

Here’s Teal Topaz, a creamy teal with all the shine of a satin ribbon! Part of the Estée Lauder Spring 2012 Topaz Collection, this nail polish has depth of colour yet stays true to the lightness of the season of rebirth. A subdued teal bordering on turquoise, this unique green-blue hue has a slightly dusty edge that lends it a modern tone. I love how calming the colour is too.

I don’t have the application finesse of nail bloggers, so I can assuredly say the brush is practically fool-proof – I barely smudge the sides of my nails with it. The polish has high coverage too, allowing me to achieve opacity with just two casual coats.

I am particularly impressed with how easily and quickly it goes on. I barely have time to paint my nails, what with caring for the little one, yet this 2-coater look with my preview sample took me less than 10 minutes to achieve, thanks to its fast-drying feature and easy brush.

The photo above shows the actual shine of this varnish, before a topcoat. Isn’t it lovely? The glossy finish reminds me of shiny enamel. The polish was pristine for at least three days – no chipping at all – although I wonder if it’s because of the Poshe topcoat that I’d eventually applied.

Teal Topaz will retail at S$26, when the Topaz collection launches here in March 2012. I love the application and effect of this polish so much that I’m going to take a closer look at the Pure Color Nail Lacquer range when I next visit the EL counter. :)

Image source: Estée Lauder Singapore

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20 Responses to Review | Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Teal Topaz for Spring 2012

  1. February 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

    OMG, this is a gorgeous color! I was just telling hubby I NEED :) a teal nailpolish and use my St.Valentine raincheck…so this just may be it :))) thanks for the tip!

    • makeupmag
      February 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Hi Marta,

      This is so apt for the season! :) I think it will look beautiful on your skin tone.

  2. February 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Gorgeous color!!!

    • makeupmag
      February 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Hi Mercedes,

      It’s definitely worth a look!

  3. February 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

    looks so pretty on you MAG!

    • makeupmag
      February 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Thanks, Wickermoss. I love its texture and colour! :)

  4. Sam
    February 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Love the colour and loving that it will launch in SG in March :)

    • makeupmag
      February 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Hi Sam,

      ;) Hope you manage to find it!

  5. February 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    This is such a pretty shade of teal on you. :)

    • makeupmag
      February 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks, Farah!

      It’s a refreshing change from the deep tones that I usually wear. :)

  6. Evonne
    February 20, 2012 at 8:18 am

    So pretty!!! One question though… Does it stain afterwards?

    • makeupmag
      February 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Hey E,

      Slightly but not as badly as MAC Jade Dragon.

  7. February 21, 2012 at 3:05 am

    ; D I can imagine it being mixed with holo particles….

    • makeupmag
      February 21, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Good idea, E. Refined shine!

  8. Kas
    February 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Ah, having seen it in person on you, this looks great both in real life and in pictures! And application looks flawless! Some cremes, especially the lighter one can be a little streaky (worse yet, with bald patches) but this is purrrrrfect! *sweeeee ah*

    • makeupmag
      February 21, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      Hey Kas,

      That’s right! The brush and coverage = amazing. No streaks at all! Plus it took me so fast. This is absolutely worth a try. I’m looking forward to checking out the newer ones in the range (I read that the formula recently changed).

  9. Kas
    February 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Both Mom and I have 2-3 deluxe sized EL polishes each from many years (at least 6 years) ago; still so fluid, its amazing!

    • makeupmag
      February 23, 2012 at 1:05 am

      Hey Kas,

      I’ve tried some EL polishes before and they were good!

  10. February 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    This shade looks beautiful in your swatches! Very bright and cheery :)

    • makeupmag
      February 23, 2012 at 1:06 am

      Hi Sara,

      Thanks! It’s really easy to apply and wear. ;)

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