Once again YSL breaks all the rules and creates two unique, limited edition summer nail colours – the rose gold YSL Savage Pink and midnight blue YSL Night Escape. The duo is released as a part of the YSL Savage Escape Summer 2016 collection which is inspired by summer adventures and probably by the Mad Max movie – judging from Cara Delevingne’s looks on the campaign imagery. So naturally, the new YSL lacquers are so much more than your typical summer nail polishes.
YSL Savage Pink and YSL Night Escape are elegant and tough at the same time. The ultra-fine, textured finish effect adds edge and the savage element to otherwise pure luxury nail polishes. It subdues the strong shine of the glitter making these polishes suitable for day and night. Due to the complex colours that include both warm and cold shades, YSL Savage Pink and YSL Night Escape look flattering on almost any skin tone. Additionally, they have a flawless formula, fabulous packaging and the signature magic fail-safe brush. This limited edition duo ticks all the boxes and exceeds all expectations!
Now let’s have a look at the review below for some extra technical details:
Formula: the formula is fantastic. It’s very fast drying and highly pigmented. Both polishes pictured used only 2 thin coats! Also, as with all YSL polishes, this duo don’t stain nails! Even the dark blue YSL Night Escape left my nails in pristine condition without the slightest stain.
Application: Flawless! I applied these polishes without any mistakes at all. There was nothing to correct with a clean up brush. A signature thick, flat and rounded YSL brush with strong bristles allows you to get very close to the cuticles and it makes application very easy. The polish goes on flawlessly in just 1 coat. Even though I applied 2 coats, the highly pigmented formulation provides fully opaque coverage in just 1 thin coat, which is amazing for a light rose gold.
Finish/Colour: Ultra fine textured glitter with super shiny effect. These polishes look excellent with their textured polish finish and fabulous with a glossy top coat over. It’s great to have the option to wear them two ways, no need to decide which finish you like more.
Nail Art: These polishes look fabulous on their own and are perfect for nail art details or as textured gradients. Very easy to work with, just fantastic!
Dupes: There are no dupes.
Wearability: Very long lasting. 5 days without a top coat.
- Unlike most textured and glitter polishes, the new YSL duo are relatively easy to remove. However, for effortless and quick removal I’d recommend you to follow this nail polish removal technique (with foil).
- Also, they don’t stain nails! Even the dark blue YSL Night Escape left my nails in pristine condition without a slight tiniest stain – not on my nails or cuticles.
Overall Impression: Two words: MUST HAVE. YSL Savage Pink and YSL Night Escape look absolutely gorgeous, add to that flawless formula and fabulous packaging. Plus, these two new YSL nail colours are far from the traditional summer nail colours, I can easily see myself wearing them not just during summer them but also during the colder seasons. They are a great investment. Just beware, like YSL Spring 2016, the YSL Summer 2016 polishes are limited edition so don’t miss out!
Wearing: Gold Knuckle ring.
So, what do you think about the come back of textured polishes? And, what’s your favourite colour – YSL Savage Pink or YSL Night Escape?
– Maria, xx