Friday 16 September 2011

YSL Midnight Garden: Wintergreen & Moonlight Blue Nail Laquer

I think of YSL as quite a colourful brand, and whilst they are not amongst my favourites, I always check out their collections as they usually have something interesting to add to the mix.
Moonlight blue is a deep midnight blue with a hint of shimmer and Wintergreen is a dark teal with subtle shimmer (£16.50 each)
The formula is thick and I could probably get away with one coat if I had better application (my first coat is a rush job the second an attempt to patch up the errors). It seems to set really quick so I felt like I had to apply it quickly for fear of it going patchy. Although I get no colour fade, this chips on me in 1 to 2 days so a top coat is a must (to be fair the majority of brands chip on me in this same time frame).
Picture below of Wintergreen
Moonlight Blue
My Nail pictures aren't ever impressive, to see really good pictures of these please view Makeup Magpies beautiful post here

I do wish I could get better wear of these, I think due to the thickness my currant favourite top coat (Becca) doesn't gel with these, so I'll likely try some different top coats as I intend to wear these shades a lot as I really like these deep, jewel-toned colours.


I bought these from John Lewis


  1. I like both of these but by the time I'd bought the palette and one of the blushes there wasn't any money left ;)

    I especially like the blue polish. Gorge.

  2. I love both of these and was tempted to get Wintergreen but I am holding on for the release of the next collection as the 3 polishes in this are gorgeous too.

  3. I love both of these colours and really admired them after Makeup Magpie's post. I think they really suit you.
    Jane x

  4. These two look lovely against your skin tone! Thanks so much for the link love! xx

  5. Love wintergreen. Its such a perfect green jewel tone.

  6. I LOVE the blue one! They're both lovely on your skintone. :) It's too bad they don't work so well with your top coat!

  7. They are both so beautiful! I have so many deep blues but I don't think I have ever seem anything like Wintergreen. I agree that both look perfect with your skin tone.

  8. I don't know if you need a topcoat. I have Wintergreen and get great wear from it without one. It's a lovely formula.

  9. Hi Charlie,
    You I often find the money doesn't go as far as I want it to when having a makeup splurge ;) I was very tempted by their blushers so might go back for another look.

    Hi Meeta,
    I thought they were only bringing out 2 black polishes for the winter collection, you have me intrigued now ;)

    Hi Jane,
    Thank you, yes Makeup Magpie is such a temptress! I think these shades would look really nice on you, I thought the price was good as well, cheaper than Dior/Chanel x

    Hi Makeup Magpie,
    Thanks :) Glad to link you as your posts are always a joy to read and view x

    Hi Alicia,
    It is lovely, I think the polishes are the star of the collection :)

    Hi Vintage Makeup,
    Thank you :) I was lucky to get the blue one, was the last one at my counter! :)

    Hi Zuzu's Petals,
    Thank you. I'm not really a nail polish person really as I don't often find the time to paint my nails but I am so glad I got these :)

    Hi KH,
    I have tried them without a top coat and do get chipping, I think I just need to find the right one to wear with them :)

  10. They look gorgeous on you! I love Wintergreen too- so unusual. I will have a rummage through my stash to see if I have something similar (doubtful). You should see if you can get your hands on the Lumos Duo. It's really wonderful stuff (at least for me). Thanks for the wonderful post once again! xx

  11. Hi Jeanie,
    Thank you :) perhaps you might need to add Wintergreen to your collection ;) The Lumos stuff does sound really good, thanks for the rec, I'll see if we can get it over here xx

  12. I have to say that these are really beautiful, I love a good blue and a green, and I think that these bridge autumn into winter. Thankyou x

  13. Hi Jan,
    I do love my darker shades for nails, and you are right as they would suit winter very well as well x


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