Friday, January 6, 2012

L'Oréal Club Prive — Swatch, Review & Comparison

A couple days ago I came across two untouched displays of L'Oréal's new line of Colour Riche nail polishes. I picked out only two for my introduction to the line, and it was hard to decide among all the great colors. They had the usual range of classic reds and pinks, but plenty of more trendy and chic colors as well. I'm happy to report that these polishes have the same fantastic flat but not mop-like brush as L'Oréal's previous line of polishes. This is a huge selling point for me as it's one of my favorite brushes from any brand. I'll be going back for more soon I'm sure!

This shade is #105 Club Prive. I'm assuming "prive" is a typo of privé, so the name translates from French to "private club". It's a lovely aqua or turquoise creme. I needed three coats for even coverage and opacity, but the formula was very easy to work with. It had none of the goopy-ness you sometimes get with pastel colors. It also dried fairly quickly as well.

This shade is very similar to China Glaze For Audrey, but if you're a well-trained nail fanatic you can certainly tell the difference. For Audrey is a degree more blue. In this comparison shot Club Prive is painted on my index and ring finger.

I found these at CVS for about $6. Has anyone else spotted these new polishes? Did you get any?


  1. It's such a gorgeous color! Could you also do a comparison swatch with Essie Turquoise and Caicos?

  2. Beautiful shade! I haven't seen it in my CVS yet:(

  3. Unfortunately I don't own Essie Turquoise and Caicos, otherwise that would've been the first comparison I did. I suspect they are VERY similar if not identical since both brands are owned by the same parent company now.

  4. This is a lovely shade, and even if it took 3 coats for full opacity I think it was absolutely worth it!

    1. A few days after posting this, I did a full manicure with this color. I was in a slight hurry, so I tried to apply the coats a little thicker so I could get away with just two. I managed this with no problem, and it looked just as good! I was being too conservative with my application the first time.

  5. This color is so pretty! My first thought was Essie Turquoise & Caicos also. These are some of my favorite colors though, I have so many like it!