Here’s Bleu Cosmique, the Asia-exclusive lacquer that’s part of the YSL Saharienne Heat Summer 2013 collection.
A blackened teal with turquoise and purple accents, I love how the inkiness gives it a smokey sophistication. Though it looks like an intense teal for the most part, the turquoise shimmer shows up clearly in strong lighting and the purple appears at certain angles, much like a veneer. I suppose you could call this polish subtly complex.
As with the La Laque Couture range in general, it goes on smoothly and evenly; 2 coats is all you need for an opaque finish. It isn’t ultra-glossy on its own but a topcoat takes care of that.
A limited edition piece, this nail lacquer retails at S$35 and is exclusively available at the YSL Beauté boutique at Ion Orchard.