Sunday, July 28, 2013

YSL Prune Minimale No. 7 La Laque Couture

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I've had YSL Prune Minimale No. 7 La Laque Couture ($25 for 0.34 fl oz/10ml at Nordstrom) for over a year but have never had a chance to review it. Some of the YSL nail lacquers can be hard to find since most stores don't carry the entire color range. Certain stores have exclusive shades. I'm not sure if Prune Minimale is one of those colors but I've only been able to find it at Nordstrom in the US. Prune Minimale No. 7 is a dark vampy plum-brown. In the bottle it appears to a wine color with shimmer. On the nails the shimmer is invisible and it applies significantly darker than what you see in the bottle. It gives full coverage with two coats. Lasting power was quite good - I took it off on day five to swatch comparisons and there was minimal tip wear. From arms length this looks very similar to a number of other vampy shades. I pulled a few to compare (scroll down). YSL Prune Minimale proved to be one of the darker vamps that I own.

The bottles show some shimmers:





Here it is swatched with two coats and one coat of Chanel Laque Brilliance Extrême top coat.





Comparisons below to Chanel Rouge Noir, Vamp, Accessoire and Strong:



I think YSL Prune Minimale No. 7 is a lovely but fairly standard vamp. It's a sharp classic color that is something you can wear year round. However I was surprised about the attention it received for something I found to be very basic. YSL Prune Minimale received a significant amount of attention over the last week though from co-workers as well as from both of my favorite Chanel and Dior reps at Nordstrom - they all wanted to know what color it was.

Overall I'm impressed with the quality and wear. If you look closely you can tell that it is different from Chanel classics like Rouge Noir and Vamp. It's about 1-2 shades darker, cooler and more brown than Rouge Noir. So far I've only seen it at Nordstrom but if you've spotted it elsewhere please share in the comments. (I searched about 10 other retailers online that carry YSL and couldn't find it listed anywhere.)

YSL Prune Minimale No. 7 retails for $25. You can find it now instores and online at Nordstrom.

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16 comments:

  1. This is a Nordstrom exclusive. When the line was launched different stores got exclusives. Saks got Brun Parnasse and Neiman's/Bergdorf's got Dore Ofevere.

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  2. This one is available in Europe in permanent range, for example France Sephora has it. Thanks for the review, looks gorgeous on you. I should check it out :-)

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  3. Loooove the colour! I can see myself wearing this at Christmas time :)
    Emily xo
    daisylocks.blogspot.com

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  4. This is beautiful! It reminds me of a shimmery version of Chanel in Diabolic.

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  5. Wow, love how rich and vampy this is! Great shade! xo

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  6. That looks SO GORGEOUS! I just picked up Chanel Rouge Noir so I'm thinking if I should grab this one too.
    It's even darker!! I'm a VAMP fan so this excites me :)

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  7. I love these shades of np, however Vamp and Essie's Wicked are my two absolute faves! :)

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  8. I saw a picture of your back! You comment to someone that "one day maybe" you will turn around, I insist :The mystery must go on!

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  9. So elegant! I love the contrast of this dark, vampy shade with the beautiful nude YSL clutch :)

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  10. i love the color. it looks good to my finger nails :)

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  11. Such a wonderful color <3
    Love it <3

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  12. Hi Sabrina,

    Dark reds are one of my favorite genres of nail colors! YSL Prune Minimale is gorgeous! Loved this post, especially next to your accessories. I've been pondering Rouge Noir for some time now --- ever since Chanel brought it back online!

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