Yves Saint Laurent Summer 2013 La Laque Couture Review, Photos & Swatches

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture

The Yves Saint Laurent Summer 2013 Collection features two Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture ($25 USD / $27 CAD) shades (there is a 3rd shade available in the USA collection). This collection takes inspiration from the subtle palette of warm tones and contrasting waves of twilight seen during sunset. A variation on torrid, golden hues and cool touches of violet, coral, fuchsia and green, this breathtaking collection will be available in May 2013 (but you can already check it out online).

These two nail lacquers come in the typical La Laque Couture packaging, with a stunning rectangular bottle and signature gold YSL cap. The two shades include Nº 36 Vert d’Orient, a gorgeous teal blue, and Nº 37 Taupe Mauresque, a rich chocolate taupe. Both of the shades are cream textures and they have a gorgeous, lacquered shine finish.

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Nº 37 Taupe Mauresque (left) & Nº 36 Vert d’Orient (right)
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture for Summer 2013

The La Laque Couture formula has an awesome extra-wide brush for applying the nail polish, which I find makes all the difference. The brush allows for a quick and easy application and fool-proof cuticle edges for a just-from-the-salon look. The brush might be a tad too large for petite nails, but if I can use it on my pinky finger, you can be pretty sure it will work for most people (I have tiny nails).

Both nail polishes were stunning in terms of quality and shade; two very unique colors that I haven’t seen before. Vert d’Orient is a bit similar to Jade Imperial from the Spring 2013 collection (check it out here), but this one is much more on the blue side. Taupe Mauresque is a very rich brownish taupe- something that I would probably reach for more in the autumn, but is still chic and gorgeous either way.

The quality is fabulous- two coats for a full, opaque finish that dries quick and has a gel-like shine. These nail lacquers last about 2-3 days on me without chipping, which is quite typical. The brush really does make all the difference in how it looks, so if you have trouble with smooth, even cuticle lines- try out one of these polishes and see if it helps!

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Nº 37 Taupe Mauresque
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Nº 37 Taupe Mauresque
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Nº 36 Vert d'Orient
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Nº 36 Vert d’Orient

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[tab id=1]$25 USD / $27 CAD

  • Amount: 0.34oz / 10mL
  • Value: $74 USD per oz / $79 CAD per oz

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[tab id=2]Available May 2013 on counters and online now at:

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[tab id=3]See the rest of the Yves Saint Laurent Summer 2013 Collection here.

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