The Yves Saint Laurent Arty Stone Collection for Spring 2013 includes two Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquers ($25 USD / $27 CAD), one jade shade and one pewter shade. The entire collection is a palette of jewel-toned crystalline colors and will be available this month at Yves Saint Laurent counters (but a few of the items are already available online here).
The two shades include No.34 Jade Impérial, a gorgeous mid-tone, muted green cream polish, as well as No.35 Bronze Pyrite, a metallic, pewter shade. Both polishes come in the regular YSL La Laque Couture bottles, with a rigid square shape and classic gold YSL cap. Bronze Pyrite is a limited edition color to the Spring 2013 collection while Jade Imperial is a welcomed into the permanent polish line.
Since first trying out the La Laque Couture line, which was launched last year, I knew that the formula had become a favorite in my books. While it is hard to pay such a pretty penny for nail polish (especially if you can find a comparable color in a budget brand), the quality of these polishes is outstanding. I haven’t met a La Laque Couture polish that I didn’t love.
These shades are no different- the application is incredibly easy with the wide brush (while other petite-nail ladies may have a hard time, I found it the perfect size and shape for my petite nails), the texture is the perfect viscosity for ease of application and color saturation, and they leave nails with a gel-like shine that lasts longer than any other polish I’ve tried.With a base & top coat, I get about 4-5 days of wear without chipping and for each of these shades, while I applied two coats for the purpose of consistency, each were well-pigmented and beautiful with only one coat (especially Bronze Pyrite).
The only aspect of the polish that isn’t perfect, is the slight streaky look in the Bronze Pyrite polish that is left after the polish has set and tried. Usually this is typical of metallic polishes, but this one didn’t even out as much as many of them do. Still, a stunning shade… but I think my heart belongs to Jade Impérial (I’m calling it right now- this shade is going to be hot)!