Review and Swatches: L'Oreal Laetitia and Blake Nail Polishes

At the moment DM is offering two L'Oreal polishes for the price of one (till 4. 2.), so I thought I'd share with you swatches of two L'Oreal polishes I bought in last few weeks. They are called Laetitia and Blake and are part of Exclusive Pure Reds collection. There also exist lipstick with the same name and are very praised, but I kind of decided not to get any (yet). I do like red lipsticks a lot, but I don’t wear them as often as they’d deserve, I more often reach for pink shades.  

L’Oreal polishes have amazing formula that goes on nails smoothly, but unfortunately I find them too expensive. 5 ml cost more than 5 €, which is a lot. So sales are always welcome. These polishes have very cute packaging with a matte black lid and a golden stripe with L’Oreal name in it, which I prefer over their usual golden lid. I also like L’Oreal’s wide round on top brush, which is my favourite type. Both shades have a bit thicker formula, but they do require two coats for an even application. The drying time is average and duration time nothing special. On me they chip as fast as Essence polishes and that’s one of the reason I find them a bit pricey. 

Laetitia is a vampy red shade with a subtle shimmer. It’s definitely not a typical shimmery shade, but a cream shade that contains tiny shimmer. It’s visible on nails, especially when you look closer, but not very noticeable from far.  

Blake is a dark plumy cream shade. On nails it dries darker than in the bottle, which doesn’t make me very happy, because I love the color in the bottle, but I like this polish anyway. I’d say it belongs to the same family as Essie Bahama Mama just that is darker.

I like both polishes, but prefer Blake a tiny bit more. These are definitely gorgeous shades with great formula and both are more fall/winter shades, since they are dark. I’d recommend both to you, if you're a fan of these kind of shades. But that of course if you don’t find them too expensive or if you’re going to take a chance and buy them on sale at DM. Otherwise these are also available at Müller.

Have you tried L'Oreal polishes from Exclusive Pure Red collection? What do you think about these two shades? Thank you for reading!