After my last nail painting debacle, I wasn’t sure I was ready to try out another polish job so soon. I’d bought some ‘summer’ themed makeup and honestly I haven’t used any of it so I figured I’d better bust out the corals before I got sucked into vampy shades. I’m glad I did. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish In Tangerine Crush was a polish I’d wanted for two years. It was very popular and the only shop in my area of Germany that sold it was always out. They had it once but my husband said he thought it would look bad on me so I didn’t get it. I kick myself for that because now that I have it I know how good it looks!
Here it is in full afternoon sun
The bottle is a short squat thick glass slightly rectangular cuboid shape. The handle is easy to hold. All in all it’s a very nice design. Feels more high end than your usual drugstore polish.
I have three of these polishes and the brushes on 2 of them are cut perfectly. Unfortunately this one is a little jagged so it can get streaky. It’s a drugstore polish so you may not find the same if you were to buy it. I was able to make it work by being a bit more careful. The brush and stem length are prefect me.
The Color and Formula:
The color is a great coral. It’s very hard to capture. It’s a great compliment to any skin tone but looks especially pretty against very pale or very dark skin. It may look orange in the shots but it’s very resolutely coral. The formula is thin but not too thin. It’s really the goldilocks of nail polish. It dries semi quickly. It covers in two coats. You have a few seconds to correct mistakes or smooth out any streaks before it starts to set. You have a good deal of control because of the formula.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in Tangerine Crush wore a little shorter than my other polishes from the same line. I noticed tip wear at day three on my index fingers. It didn’t chip until day five. I normally don’t get chips with this polish line before I take it off or that much noticeable tip wear. I think the jagged brush didn’t help the situation and it was more the application then the formula itself. The formula stays color true and glossy throughout the whole five days.
Trying to capture the color and failing!
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish in Tangerine Crush can’t be beat in terms of cost as it’s about $5 depending on your local drug store’s pricing. It’s often got a coupon or a BOGO on it at Walgreens or Rite Aid. I’m disappointed about the brush and because of that I will rate this bottle a B+. If it didn’t have the uneven bristles it would certainly be an A in my book.
Have you tried L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Polish In Tangerine Crush or any of the other shades? Tell us what you think about it in the comments below!