This week is going to be incredibly crazy – with early-morning interviews and late-night meetings, concerts, press cons, shoots and deadlines – and I just had to sneak in one post before I took the plunge into the craziness. I’m also pretty sure I wouldn’t have time to swatch this week and that makes me really sad because I do have some great things to show you. Soon, soon, I promise you.
Today I am showing you five shades from a brand I haven’t reviewed before – T. LeClerc.
French pharmacist Theophile Le Clerc established the brand in Paris in 1881. I have such great memories of this brand – I remember using the blush and lip gloss back when I thought I knew how to apply makeup.
I was happy to discover that the brand offers nail polish too.
These colors are from the brand’s Fall 2012 and Pleine Lune Collections.
They’re an interesting mix of feminine and edgy shades.
Let’s start with Taupe, one of the four shades from the Fall 2012 collection.
Taupe is exactly that – taupe.
Chanel Particuliere was the polish that made me fall in love with taupe (I’m actually wearing it now as I type this) and because of that, I have high standards for taupe. And T. LeClerc’s Taupe impressed me.
It’s a beautiful taupe.
The formula was thick without being streaky.
The pigment was rich.
It was opaque in one coat but I used two.
This is Stellaire, from T. LeClerc’s Pleine Lune Collection which was inspired by “the beauty of the full moon, stardust, glistening clouds and golden light” and created to “celebrate the end-of-year festivities.”
T. LeClerc describes Stellaire as “a pearly gold rosewood.”
It’s a pinkish beige with silver sparkle.
It’s a pretty, feminine color that you can rock at the office.
The formula is a little thinner than Taupe’s.
But it was still opaque in two coats.
This is Etoile.
Etoile is also part of the Pleine Lune Collection.
It’s a pretty pink with silver shimmer.
I like Etoile – it’s a bright and happy pink.
The formula was lovely.
I used two coats.
Up next is Fusion.
Also part of Pleine Lune, T. LeCler describes Fusion as “a pearly silver brown.”
I have a lot of browns in my collection but I don’t think I have anything that looks like Fusion.
It’s a red-tinged dark brown and the sparkly silver particles in it are bigger than the glitter in Etoile and Stellaire.
I like it.
I used two coats.
And finally, Platine, which is from the Fall 2012 Collection.
Of the five shades, this is my favorite (Taupe is a close second).
Given my love for black polish, I’m sure this isn’t a surprise.
Platine is a metallic black polish with silver shimmer.
There is so much silver shimmer in it that on the nails, it looks like a deep gunmetal gray.
I love it.
Great formula – I used two coats.
These five shades gave me a great first impression of T. LeClerc’s nail polish. I love that they’re all two-coaters, that the wand was long and the brush was thick, making them easy to use. Now I want to pick up Feuille D’or and Royal. And I am already looking forward to the brand’s next collections.
T. LeClerc is available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza and Alabang. Each bottle is ₱545.