L'Oreal Flaming Sunset

     There is a lot of buzz about these paints in the blogsphere. Launched as a limited edition focused on the Cannes Film Festival these nail paints bring in the glitz and the glamour of the film world into our homes. Love em hate em but you just cant ignore em. Hey who would want to ignore something that look so pretty. Even though I really don’t like the whole taking out the glitter polish part but I could not help myself from getting 4 of these. Today I’m going to talk about my experience with Flaming Sunset.

    I cant recall a time when I bought a L’Oreal nail paint in my life. I might have but I seriously don’t remember. So I’m going on a limb here and say that this is my first (???) experience with them. I’m no nail paint expert or anything but I’m just gonna go with what I saw and felt. Firstly let me just break down a basic description for you. 

L'Oreal Flaming Sunset

     Comes in a narrow transparent glass bottle with a metallic gold cap. There is nothing printed on the bottle but the cap has the number of the shade and a sticker of L’Oreal’s name on it. I would have liked it if they would have placed a tiny sticker on the bottom with the name of the shade. Quantity wise I think these are probably the smallest bottles I have seen. 

L'Oreal Flaming Sunset

     The brush is quite flat and big when you compare it to most brushes that I have seen from Lakme, Revlon, Inglot, Dior, Etude, etc. Technically it is a good thing coz it covers a larger area at a time but it has its short comings as it is not easy to maneuver it especially on the edges. Makes the entire thing feel kinda cumbersome. 
     The shade is jet black color filled with lots of round glitter in it. Honestly I was left wondering how does it represent sunset? A flaming sunset?? I might have not traveled the world but I’m sure I have never heard of a black sunset šŸ˜› Being whatever I know but it felt weird to me. Anyways moving on. This is one of the paints from the lot that I had trouble with.

L'Oreal Flaming Sunset

     It was not a very smooth application trying to get this on and the combination of the texture and the brush made it a painful task for me. See the area where the brush was overlapping while applying, the paint kept stripping off in chunks and gaps. I had to literally dab the brush on my nail like stippling of foundation to get an even finish and to transfer the glitter. 
     I saw this really cool idea that Bharti of Crazy Pop Lock had thought about. She found the finished look of it a little dull to her liking and took a q-tip soaked in remover and gently rubbed it on the surface of the applied paint. The nail polish covering the glitter came off and gave her that extra bling. Wasn’t that a genius idea. I tried it out for myself and it worked for me. It didn’t become as shiny as hers did plus I was afraid of stripping the thing off but it did help a bit. Thanks for that great tip Bharti šŸ™‚

L'Oreal Flaming Sunset

     They last longer than some of the glitter paints that I have tried. The tips chipped up enough that I have to change the paint by the 3rd-4th day. Now I’m dreading the entire removal process thing. But will try my hand at the whole foil method. 
     I got my paints from Purplle site and I got a little discount on each (around 10 bucks or so). At the counters they are priced at Rs. 235/- for 5 ml of product. It is an interesting shade to have if you don’t mind the drama and they are limited edition. All the paints don’t have similar formulation and some are much better.

L'Oreal Flaming Sunset

     Done for this review. Did you guys try out this range? What was you favorite color from it? Do get back to me with your thoughts and views. I will be seeing you around – Bye!

Would you purchase L’Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis Nail Paint 824 Flaming Sunset again? – Even though I like the color no I would not. Plus it is LE.

Would you recommend L’Oreal Color Riche Le Vernis Nail Paint 824 Flaming Sunset to your friend? – No