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la cc – la couleur couture

Today I have a new brand that I have been really excited about – a Canadian-based company from Vancouver named la couleur couture, or lacc for short. Based on a vision of creating a nail polish with no toxins that is highly pigmented and with UV protection, lacc beauty was founded by a beautiful woman named Farima Hakkak. Hoping to inspire women to follow their heart, the brand logo of open wings represents freedom, passion and hope.  Some more information about this emerging brand:

la couleur couture is a unique vegan friendly nail polish collection containing no toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, camphor and toluene. Classy and edgy with couture quality staying power, la couleur couture is available in a range of fashion-forward and trendy colours.

The unique basecoat formula ensures long lasting protection, while the topcoat offers unmatched diamond-like shine. Each polish contains a protective UV inhibitor so women can wave goodbye to brittle and yellow nails, and say hello to gorgeously coloured and healthy nails!

Headquartered in Vancouver and manufactured in New York, la couleur couture officially launched in March 2013 and the first collection is available online for global shipping.

Something even more amazing? la couleur couture is a strong supporter of community and charitable causes for women in need.

Let’s have a look at the gorgeous polishes, named by years not phrases. 2011 is a pale shimmery yellow, with a hint of mustard, or what looks like a drop of green to mute the colour a little. I loved this shade on me! I know not everyone likes to wear yellow polishes, but I love the colour in summer and am lucky to be able to pull it off with my olive skin. I wore 3 thin coats over lacc’s rubberized base coat, 2012, with a layer of 2013, lacc’s top coat:

LACC_2011

In the bottle and in the shade (above), 2011 shimmers a little, but it truly comes alive in the sun. Look:

LACC_2011Sun

It is such a gorgeous summer shade! Application was relatively easy as this was one of the thicker lacc polishes, but there may be some streakiness due to the frosty base of this polish.

 

The next colour is 1976, a robin’s egg-blue with a hidden purple shimmer. 1976 leans very pale, and the shimmer shows best in direct sunlight. This polish was very sheer, so I could have used one more coat. Here are three coats with lacc’s base and top coats:

LACC_1976Isn’t the shimmer beautiful?

I loved the pale eggshell shade of 1976 and decided to play with it a little. I settled on French tips in pure white:

LACC_1976Fr

I loved this look!! 1976 has a cool softness that makes it perfect against bright white! What do you think?

 

Both of the lacc polishes were on the thinner side, very fluid, and requiring three coats for full opacity. The lacc base coat, 2012, is rubberized to provide strong adhesion, and the top coat, 2013, promises diamond-like shine with superior wear and chip-resistance. I wore both 1976 and 2011 with lacc’s base and top coat for 3 or 4 days with nary a chip or dullness. I can’t wait to show you a few more lacc colours soon!

lacc la couleur couture is available directly through their website, as well as through Harlow & Co and Llarowe. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

Have you tried any lacc products yet?

~xo

 

(Products provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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