If you ask me, I think YSL's Tie & Dye La Lacque is quite a genius product.
While simple in function, performing as a glitzy topcoat to add some spice to your manicure, the beautiful and interesting settling of the product makes you need it in your stash.
Which is probably why I ended up with it even though I hardly have time to paint my nails these days.
A Spring 2013 release, these Tie & Dye La Lacques are sold in extremely limited quantities on our shores. Word is that only 24 pieces per color were brought in (to the YSL Boutique at ION only) and they could very well be sold out by now.
I managed to pick one up by dropping by the YSL Ion Boutique when the stocks were in but testers and word of the release was not out yet.
When left to stand (for quite a long while), the polish settles into three beautiful layers, perfectly showcasing the formula.
Though when shaken up, it appears like a shimmery, shiny, and part metallic mixture.
The polish is fairly liquid too hence it is not hard to shake it up.
Going for S$35 each, these polishes give a hint of color with more emphasis on the glowing shimmer and shine.
Hip coat, the one I have here, has a purple-ish hue to it along with occasional flashes of pearly blue and green tones.
Amongst the 4 shades, this caught my eye the most and seemed the prettiest and most unique, though they are all gorgeous.
I did not bother with doing a swatch of it alone because I anticpated the sheerness of it. Thus, here is Hip Coat worn a monochromatic base.
Base Colors –
MAC Dark Enough? + Random White Polish
Base Color + YSL Hip Coat –
Pardon the spam but at certain angles Hip Coat, while being largely purple, can look a little greenish too.
While I applied 2 coats of Hip Coat over the white base, apparently it hardly shows up on camera and the black base has stolen the show. In person, it is a soft irridescent touch but hardly noticeable unless you were inspecting it.
I have a mind to try Hip Coat over a purple base, just to see how it would transform. Though that is if I can find time to paint my nails again!
For swatches of the other shades, do visit Ommorphia!
Though as I had mentioned, they could be sold out locally by now.
Thanks for reading and hope everyone enjoys their (Labour) day off!