NEW L’Oreal Paris Color Riche L’Huile Nail Varnish (Plus My Top Five Colour Picks)

Thank goodness for L’Oreal, because for a moment there I thought I was going to fall asleep waiting for some decent launches in the nail care market. We had so many innovations for such a long time to keep out appetites whetted, but it seems brands ran out of steam, passion and ideas to keep the nail varnish shelves topped up with newness over the last 12-18 months. All that is about to change, thanks to the launch of L’Oreal Paris’ new Color Riche L’Huile Nail Varnish that’s available in 22 on-trend and wearable shades. Not only is the packaging truly different (it must be hard to come up with a new idea for a rectangular glass bottle, but the cuboid and quilted finish really does look innovative) but inside is a formula that I really am loving. A unique blend of precious oils and intense colour pigments makes this a rich formula that glides over nails to provide a true-to-bottle shade in only one coat, leaving nails looking and feeling fabulous. Although the inclusion of oil slightly baffles me (I can only assume it’s there to hydrate in very small quantities,) the polish leaves a pretty spectacular finish that more than justifies the £4.99 price.

Three days in and I’m only suffering from three tiny chips on the ends of my nails, which otherwise still look freshly painted. The formula dries pretty quickly too (helped by the fact you only actually need one coat,) making this a force to be reckoned with if you’re an impatient applier like me. I’m incredibly pleased that this collection doesn’t just include the usual pinks, reds and plum shades that I’ve come to expect from L’Oreal – but actually on-trend, current and relevant to the season colours that I’m already recommending to friends, family and followers. Out of the 22 shades, these are the five I’m coveting and would suggest you pick up sooner rather than later…

664 Griege Amoureux (Mushroom Grey)
The one shade that I seem to turn to the most is a nude-greige, as it seamlessly fits with any look. This mushroom colour is elegant and sophisticated, while being a grown-up alternative to the usual dusty pinks.

556 Grenat Irreverent (Cherry Black) 
A great alternative to the classic Rouge Noir shade from Chanel (at a fifth of the price I might add,) this is sexy without being obvious. Another shade I turn to every single winter and know will spice up my outfit instantly. 

666 Vert Absinthe (Khaki Green) 
One of the hottest shades of the season, this is the tone I’m obsessed with and wearing right now. Khaki may seem intimidating, but you don’t have to be an emo kid or army graduate to wear it. Surprisingly, it’s a pretty neutral shade that goes with everything. 

668 Bleu Royal (Deep Navy Blue) 
Another hot shade for spring, navy blue nails have been seen all over the catwalks and are being showcased by some of the world’s biggest designer brands. At £4.99 it’s a great way to nod to igh fashion without spending a fortune.

116 Cafe De Nuit (Creamy Nude) 
The perfect antidote to the usual spring time pastels, this is girly without being pink and subtle without being too understated. It’s the kind of shade you can wear 365 – to the office, on a weekend or out with your mates. A wise choice, no matter your tastes.

Which shades are you loving the look of? Do any of my top five tickle your fancy?

The L’Oreal Paris Color Riche L’Huile Nail Varnish is available now, priced £4.99. Currently on ‘3 for 2’ in Boots stores nationwide.

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  1. Sophie Carter
    March 3, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I love nail polishes and these look incredible! I love the look of the berry coloured one! xx

  2. Saki Akane
    March 3, 2016 / 10:51 am

    OMG I love this collection a lot!I try to find out which colour is my favourite, it is so difficult!I want them all!Love Love LoveAkanewww.humancat.coComment as: Publish Preview

  3. Pam Scalfi
    March 3, 2016 / 11:19 am

    these are so cute and look way more expensive than their price tag! I am loving the khaki!Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. Emyii Rankin
    March 3, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Oooo I love the shape of these bottles and those colours are gorgeous ?

  5. Angela Kate Webster
    March 3, 2016 / 11:45 am

    I love shade 666 on you. I'm loving the Khaki shades that are around atm.

  6. La Coco Noire
    March 3, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Loreal Colour Riche is my all time favourite EVER nail polish brand. I have every single colour of the classic ones and am DEFINITELY going to be adding these to my collection. I rave about them to whoever will listen!! Katie xx

  7. Emma Fisken
    March 3, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I love Loreal nail polish already but these look like they will make me love them even more. That navy colour is gorge! Emma | Reverie de Paris

  8. Elese
    March 4, 2016 / 7:09 am

    these colours are so pretty! I wonder if we can get them in Australia yet 🙂

  9. Josefin Molander
    March 4, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I love the packaging! It looks absolutely stunning!x

  10. Anonymous
    March 5, 2016 / 3:47 am

    The packaging is amazing! I'm obsessed with nail polishes and there are soooo many pretty ones in this collection!!Mel |

  11. Rue Roxanne
    March 5, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    The packaging is so bold. I've actually never seen anything like it before!

  12. Vesi T
    March 9, 2016 / 8:36 am

    There are so many great colours in this collection. I love nail polishes so much, I'm going to end buying all of

  13. Fabulousthings2try!
    March 9, 2016 / 11:48 am

    I have tried the colour riche nail polishes before, and adored the quality so you have persuaded me to go and splash the cash on these lovely polishes! The 'Cobalt Indecent', is jumping out at me as it is a stunning shade so will have to get my hands on it! Xx

  14. Sharon Reid
    March 10, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    They look gorgeous.? So many great colours xxSharon from

  15. Divija Vemulapalli
    March 14, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    They are super cool…. I wonder where can i buy those in INDIA. pls help me!!!!!

  16. []
    April 10, 2016 / 2:37 am

    How pretty!! I love the shade on your nails.

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