Les Blancs is a set of six polishes, four pale, whited out pastel cremes and two "speckles" (this from Nouveau Cheap; I would've just called them glitters). The set as a whole is nothing particularly new, especially the cremes (does anyone else feel like this spring has been largely uninspired, polish wise?) but the speckles are fun to see in a drugstore line, and somehow the name L'Oreal gives them a classic little French twist. I picked up the pale pink speckle, called Le Pastille.
These sorts of polishes look really problematic to me but Le Pastille wasn't, in the least. I used three coats, which eliminated all visible nail line, but did so at the risk of the layers being too thick. SO not the case. The small, medium, and large sized black matte glitters spread easily and evenly and there is no excess buildup on the nail. I used one layer of a nice, thick topcoat and it smoothed the surface adequately. Two coats would almost be overkill, but that all depends on how set you are on glassy smooth.
I actually kind of like this look. The fact that these glitters are smallish and matte make this a little more sophisticated take on the glitter in a pale base trend. In fact, it doesn't feel like a trend at all, here, just a fun and different take on a classic color and finish. Le Pastille and the Les Blancs collection have been spotted at Rite Aid and retail for $5.99 a piece.
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