Sunday, January 19, 2014

YSL La Laque Couture Rose Scabiosa #48 and Rouge Pablo #49 | Spring 2014


YSL spring has two new La Laque Couture nail polishes in Rose Scabiosa #48 and Rouge Pablo #49 ($25 each for 0.34 fl oz/10ml). Both are rich vibrant creams that have a flawless finish. They have that lovely romantic Valentine's Day feel. I've been a huge fan of the YSL La Laque nail polish formula. The brush is flat and wide but with a tapered edge. I can cover the whole nail with one brush stroke (except for the thumb) which makes for a super easy application. These are two coaters, but the pigment is rich and smooth. Lasting power is quite good - I can get up to 4-5 days of wear without any chipping or tip wear. Quality matches that of Chanel, maybe a tiny bit better in wear time. I use with my regular go-to's with Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat and either Chanel Laque Brilliance Extreme or Rescue Beauty Lounge Top Coat.


Rose Scabiosa #48 is a stunning baby pink with a slight hint of lilac undertone. I usually cannot wear baby pinks like this because I find them to be extremely sheer and streaky or too pale and powdery looking. YSL Rose Scabiosa has impressive coverage and enough pink color in it to suit my skintone. Below it's applied with two coats:




Comparisons show it is quite different from my other pinks which tend to be warmer in color. Below shown next to Rescue Beauty Lounge Smitten (discontinued), Chanel May (reviewed here), Chanel Melrose (discontinued) and Laura Mercier Flamingo (discontinued, reviewed here).



Rouge Pablo #49 is a dramatic red-pink. It pulls warmer and more red on my hands but when compared to other reds, Rouge Pablo looks more pink. Your mileage may vary depending on your skintone. My mom is a huge fan of brighter reds and pinks for the nails. She tried this one and thought it was too bright for her taste with too much pink (she's less olive than me in skintone and slightly lighter).





YSL Rouge Pablo is fairly similar to other reds. From arms length it's almost identical to the ones shown below. It was hard to photograph the differences. Below I swatched Chanel Coromandel (warmer and more orange), Chanel Tapage (lighter and more pink), Chanel Rouge Rubis (almost identical but the Chanel is slightly darker) and Chanel Dragon (darker and deeper with more brown). If you have any of the other Chanels, I would say you can probably skip the YSL, although I do find it to be really pretty.



Overall really impressed with the two new YSL nail polishes. I've been really pleased with the formulas and textures. The application of the YSL colors I've tried is among the best out of all the brands I've tried. I give both a thumbs up. Out of the two I favor Rose Scabiosa - it's an impressive baby pink.

You can find the spring YSL Rose Scabiosa #48 and Rouge Pablo #49 at all YSL counters now. Online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and YSL Beauty US

11 comments:

  1. Hi Sabrina,

    YSL Rose Scabiosa is simply stunning (not to mention it looks beautiful on you)! I have yet to add a YSL polish to my collection, however I'm sorely tempted with this shade. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    I hadn't really looked at YSL Rouge Pablo before, however it seems like a standout shade in your comparison swatches. What a lovely pink undertone :)

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  2. Great colours,,,and I just adore the packaging, x

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  3. your nails look gorgeous, and so you totally sell me on the shades :)

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  4. OMG!!! These nail colors are both so pretty. I love their colors for they look so classy and elegant which makes them perfect for any occasion.

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  5. Ahhh Sabrina, you've done it to me again. I just ordered Rose Scabiosa.

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  6. Side note... I LOVE the shape of your nails. If I can get mine long enough I may match this!

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  7. These swatches and comparisons are awesome! I bought Rose Scabiosa but have been on the fence about Rouge Pablo. Since I do own those Chanels, I'm probably going to pass. I just love YSL's packaging, super pretty.

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  8. It is probably also similar to Chanel Pirate I'd reckon?

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  9. I would literally buy every single one of those shades! Aiming to grow back my nails so they're all lovely and strong by spring so I can create the most stunning little manicures ever!

    Vickie xx | vickieblogs

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  10. are these limited edition?

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  11. Rose Scabiosa reminds me of Revlon Flirt :)

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