Estee Lauder French Nudes Collection by Tom Pecheux*

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Over the past couple of months I have really gotten into nude manicures, and so it seems, have Estee Lauder.

Their new French Nudes Collection features a range of 6 colours, designed to suit every skintone – a nail foundation if you will. I love Estee Lauder polishes anyway – the formulas are always great, and the lasting powers are impressive – even for me, with nails which chip ridiculously easily. The colours are all chic, and super sophisticated, so while I was away – my mani choices were set!

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Bittersweet* is a deep chocolately brown. It is opaque in two coats, and dries to a high shine. The colour is really beautiful – on short nails it makes a stunning mani, and for pedis it is a great swap for my usual black or raisin choices.

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So Vain* was my next choice – a step up from my regular nude, the polish is a warm caramel with a golden shimmer. Despite a collection of polishes which has a zillion nudes, I don’t have a polish quite like this one. Again, the formula was superb, two coats was enough for a glossy shine and opaque colour.

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Nudite is the truest nude for my skin tone from the collection – a cooler beige than So Vain, and this has no sparkle or glimmer. I used three coats of the polish to make sure there was no nail line, but really two coats would have been fine. Unlike other brands, there was no streaking or pooling, just a nice, easy application and beautiful colour.

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Ballerina Pink may just be my favourite from the collection – a perfect baby pink which looks natural and chic. I wore this with three coats, which was needed for a truly opaque colour, but like all of the others, it was a super shiny and long lasting polish. The colour on your fingers looks beyond awesome when paired with a Bittersweet pedicure.

You can find the polishes here.

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