Hi everyone!! LVX's spring collection is a gorgeous as usual but completely incongruent set of six creme lacquers. It's a hodgepodge of something for everybody, from a basic putty grey to a slightly out of its season coral to a dark and juicy berry. Each color is uniquely beautiful, but taken in as a whole, the set is a little challenging; even so, if I came across a dress or blouse in a print of these colors, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. The difficulty of this combination is part of what makes it so lovely.
First up is Truffle, the earthy, putty grey that bears no resemblance to its prolific taupe cousins because there isn't a trace of purple here. It's a pretty straightforward muddy cement shade and, while it's my least favorite, surprisingly chic. Why don't I own a pair of slacks or cargos in this shade? I used two coats and one layer of topcoat.
Cameo is a deep, juicy red berry shade that feels perfect for the transitional late winter to early spring weather when you can't quite put away your heavy coats. It's such a warm and classic color, though, that it makes a beautiful contrast to light and bright spring attire. LVX's dark cremes tend to have a certain thinness to them and often require an extra coat of polish to eliminate patchiness-- I used three coats here, plus one layer of topcoat.
Roux is a bright, classy coral just begging to be worn as a pedicure. Wear it now as a pop of color with your just warm enough three-quarter sleeved sweaters and then again with your shrug-topped sundresses in May. It's perfect either way. I used two coats and one layer of topcoat.
Monaco is the creamiest, most perfect shade of royal blue I've seen. It's chic, it's elegant, it's perfect for a day at the races (or for watching the Preakness in your fancy hat in your living room, lol). It stains like the dickens. I used two layers of basecoat, two layers of color, and one layer of topcoat.
Orchid is LVX's answer to Pantone's Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, and it is perfect. It's warm, it's light, highly wearable, surprisingly neutral, and chic as can be. It's an easy color to love and, forgetting its trendiness for just a moment, is a wonderful color to carry you from the first crocus buds of late winter to the irises of May and the rain of early June. I used two coats and one layer of topcoat.
Last but not least is D'Orsay, because no spring collection is complete without a light shade. D'Orsay is a super pretty, ever so slightly blushed creme with all of the bright and none of the chalkiness. Everything superb about LVX's formula is demonstrated in this normally problematic shade. It takes the typical three coats associated with pastels to be fully opaque but it is perfect in three, and the consistency is smooth and easy. I love the contrast of a polish many shades lighter than my actual skintone-- there's something softly edgy about it. I adore this color.
The formula on each of these is typical LVX perfection-- you won't find a creme with a nicer formula. The collection is beautifully fashion forward as far as spring polish sets go-- my top picks are D'Orsay, Orchid, and Roux.
Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!! ♥♥