YSL La Laque Couture in Gris Underground

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0 YSL Gris Underground nail polish is from the Fall 2013 City Drive collection. Is it Periwinkle? Cornflower Blue? Gray? Whatever it is, it definitely grabbed my attention. I don’t gravitate towards cool-toned colors like these often but this one called out my name. I only have one YSL polish aside from this which I wasn’t too impressed with. I was hopeful that with this purchase I would change my mind. 4 1 Gris Underground is officially described as a cool pale blue gray creme. Its muted-ness in particular is what drew me to to purchase it despite my general tendency to shy away from such cool colors. It is a cream formula — no shimmer, no sparkle, just full-on cream. Opaque in one swipe, this polish goes on smoothly without streaking nor pooling in cuticles. 2 3 Compared to Chanel’s polishes, YSL polishes have a wider brush (like Dior’s) that coats my whole nail with one swipe. I’m quite confused right now which kind of brush I actually prefer more because while I do like that I can work faster with a wider brush, I can’t control it as well as a thinner brush.


love this color. It’s somewhat of a neutral grey that has a bit of edge because of its blue tinge and lavender hints. The formula is a dream to work with — I applied this on my nails with top coat in under 10 minutes (hurrying because Enzo and I were off to a movie)! The slight imperfections do show though because it was done in a hurry and sans base coat and ridge filler. I fell in love with this so much that I am now willing to spend for more YSL polishes than Chanel’s just so I can try more of YSL’s beautiful formulas and unique colors especially their creams. Disclaimer: I know it’s crazy to spend this much on nail polish but I justify that with their lifespan. As compared to face makeup products (talking only about those I already have enough of) that expire in 2 years tops, I’d rather spend on polish that can last for a longer time which I can actually use up.


Price: $25 Purchased at Nordstrom via GCASH-Amex Virtual Pay
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  1. August 27, 2013 / 3:17 am

    This is such a pretty unique colour! I need to try YSL nail polishes soon. I’ve been so overwhelmed and in love with my Chanel ones that i haven’t really tried any other brands of polishes. This shade looks lovely against your skintone *thumbs up*

    Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day <3
    * Yingcbeauty *
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    • August 31, 2013 / 9:16 pm

      Hi Ying! I almost didnt grab this because I’m loyal to my Chanels too – but no regrets (or yes regrets for my wallet!)! It’s beautiful and the wide brush is something I appreciate!

  2. August 27, 2013 / 3:26 am

    That colour is just beautiful!

    • August 31, 2013 / 9:18 pm

      I agree Shannon!

  3. August 27, 2013 / 4:08 am

    Now THAT is a va-va-boom color! Beautiful!

    • August 31, 2013 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks Coco, I think so too!

  4. August 27, 2013 / 10:09 am

    Okaaaaaay. This is too pretty omg

    • August 31, 2013 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks Victoria!

  5. August 27, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    Such a pretty color. I would love to try a more expensive polish too kaso baka once I do mapa-splurge na talaga ako ng bongga! Haha! 🙂

    • August 31, 2013 / 9:21 pm

      Haha, I feel you dear! Save the exxy nail polish for the future na lang!

  6. August 27, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    The color would be perfect with a fancy dress!

    • August 31, 2013 / 9:22 pm

      Yes and for casual outfits too!

  7. Leung Po Ni
    August 29, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Awwwww.. I love this lovely color as it is hard to find and the color carries a romantic temperament!

    “I’m quite confused right now which kind of brush I actually prefer more because while I do like that I can work faster with a wider brush, I can’t control it as well as a thinner brush.” I have the same thought too but it is kinda a sweet problem. To me, I prefer wider brush as it takes less effort and makes the nail look smoother.

    • August 30, 2013 / 5:38 pm

      I’ve thought about this and I gotta agree, i do prefer the wider brushes too! Less brush strokes and room for errors!

  8. September 2, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Can’t wait to haul YSL sis… i did recently but no nail polishes ;s. Thanks for the review on this product, looks great on you! <3

    • September 4, 2013 / 3:34 am

      Aww thanks Mari! I’ll wait for your YSL nail polishes ha 🙂

      • September 4, 2013 / 5:46 pm

        Yup! I’m dreaming of their Jade Imperial and Vert d’ Orient…i’m truly liking Gris now too, so pretty, nice buy Shari <3

        • September 5, 2013 / 10:36 pm

          Thanks Mari! I’m eyeing on those two also – pati Beige Leger (just realized I have no shade like this yet!!!) 🙂

  9. September 24, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    I LOVE Gris Underground! It looks so lovely cool-toned on you… somehow it’s warmer on me! Beige Gallery is great too… need all of them! 😉

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