Monday, 2 September 2013

Manic.Monday: 50 shades of grey? You only need one with YSL Gris Underground

There are many premium brand nail polishes out there, but one of my favourites is definitely the YSL range. I now have several of their gorgeous polishes and they are all amazing, but today I'll continue exploring the what's included in the A/W 2013 collections and trends. YSL have released 3 new shades as part of their A/W makeup collection this year which is a very striking, glamorous, vampy and dark look - you may have seen the stunning campaign photos with Cara Delevingne - WOW is all I say.

The polish that Cara is wearing is Gris Underground which is an amazing, opaque ash grey shade that would fit right in with the camouflage trend seen on the runways of Michael Kors, Alexander Wang and Christopher Kane.

YSL offers a lovely range of colors. I have previously shown a favourite of mine, Bleu Majorelle which is a great example from the vibrant and dramatic options, and here's an example from the other side of the spectrum with a more toned down, neutral, "city" look. There is definitely a YSL shade to suit everyone and this delicate grey is so pretty and unexpected on your nails.

These polishes have the most amazing wide brush. If I place it in the middle of my nail and gently press down to fan the brush out, it'll cover 99% of my nails on all fingers (except my thumb), so you will actually get as good as full coverage in one clean sweep - it is FANTASTIC! This and the great formula which is a little bit thicker than most, but still very workable - makes it so easy to apply evenly. After one coat you do have super coverage, but since I like my nails very opaque I always have 2 coats + topcoat, which is what I'm wearing in the pic. You will easily get 4 days wear out of this polish and although it is a bit more pricey than some other brands, I look at it as an investment (not that I need an excuse really).
 
It doesn't happen very often that you get great range of colors, great formula, great brush and great long wear in one single polish brand, but for me YSL doesn't disappoint in any of these areas. This lovely muted grey makes me think of film noir, and femme fatales that you would see in old spy movies, and although I won't be trying the very powerful and daring eye makeup that we've seen I will definitely enjoy wearing Gris Underground. I may have found the only grey shade I need, but I suspect it won't be the only YSL polish I'll pick up this season.
Michael Kors A/W Collection 2013

38 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, so different from the other polishes in my collection - I'll definitely look out for this one.
    Lovely blog :) xoxo

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    1. Hiya Cate and thanks for visiting and for your lovely comment! I'm totally in love with this unusual grey. Joined your blog and hope you'll visit here again soon ! Xx

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  2. The shade is absolutely fabulous. Reminds me of one nail polish that I have from Essie. Or it's just my computer screen. I need to see the campaign with Cara. Why haven't I seen it yet? Shame on me. Wish you a happy Monday Charlotte!!

    xx Mira

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    1. Hey Mira - thanks a million! For me it's the right mix of nude and edgy - if you try it I don't you'll be disappointed! Xx

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    1. And it's long lasting - doesn't get better than that :o). Xx

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  4. wow..soo pretty shade dear...I love greyish colour..

    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyzone.com/2013/09/mua-intense-kisses-high-intensity-gloss.html

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    1. Thank you so much - that's very nice of you! MUA has some great products :O). Xx

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  5. This color is really amazing!!
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    Francy&Stef
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    1. Hello Francy and thank you very much for visiting! I've joined and follow your blog - hope you'll visit here again soon :O). Xx

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    2. Here we are, dear!! We follow you back!!

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    3. Thanks a million lovelies - have a super day! Xx

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  6. Thats a good Blue...:) Its hard to find a good blue!!!

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  7. I meant Grey Sorry. Way Overtired!!! Very hard to find a good Grey!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. LOL - I wasn't sure how to answer the first one :o). Thanks a million! Xx

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  8. wow im not usually a grey nail polish lover but this looks lovely!! and great title!!

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    1. Hiya Kirsty! Thanks a million for visiting and for the lovely comments. Hope you'll visit again :o). Xx

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  9. This definitely caught my attention out of the fall colours, but YSL is a bit pricey for me for polish considering how many I own and how much use I tend to get out of a single colour. The brush sounds great too though!

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    1. I know what you mean - I don't think I have ever finished a nail polish.... bad bad bad. Xx

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  10. This is a pretty colour!Ive never tried any YSL polishes but Id definitely consider them in the future xox

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    1. Excellent - let me know what you think if you get one :o). Xx

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  11. Looks lovely! :-) xx

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    1. Thank you so much, I have already been wearing a lot :o). Xx

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  12. beautiful nail polish :)

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    1. Hola Andy and thank you so much for visiting! It's a lovely shade and it goes really well with most outfits :O). Hope you'll visit again soon! Xx

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  13. This looks so pretty!! Such a beautiful colour! :)
    Aims
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  14. Love the color of the polish.

    Keep in touch,
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    1. Thank you! For me it's just the right grey - not too dark and not too pale :o). Xx

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  15. I have never tried the YSL polish... I am definitely missing out! What a gorgeous colour.
    xo
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    1. Thanks a million - they really are great products and a wonderful range of shades! Xx

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  16. I love this color, it's kind of like a lavender gray!
    xo
    Mia ♡ Une Jolie Vie

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    1. Thank you so much for leaving a comment - it is beautiful and the other 2 shades in the A/W release are great too :O). Xx

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