So this is the little pretty that has been making me smile lately. I picked up Blue Velvet from Sephora about two weeks ago. I spent some time in Sephora trying the different colors in the Marc Jacobs lacquer line, and this one was hands down my favorite. I'm wearing two coats plus a salon top coat in all of the pictures. The formula was a little thick but drying time was normal.
To my untrained eye Blue Velvet is a combination of royal blue, and a shimmering teal with subtle glints of gold. I love how the beautiful shimmers in the polish are actually visible on the nail in person And, how cute is that square + oval= squoval bottle?
I wore this color for three glorious days, until my left hand had an unfortunate run in with the eject button on my lap top. Let the record reflect that the polish on my right hand was still in excellent condition at that point. The polish is richly pigmented so there was some staining to the nail even with the use of a base coat. A small price to pay in my opinion for such a beautiful color.
I had more blues than I thought, but nothing in my collection would qualify as a dupe for Blue Velvet. You can tell from the bottles that the Dior Tuxedo and the Chanel Blue Satin lean more towards navy, and the RBL is a cream with no shimmer.
The MJ polishes retail for $18 and are .43fl. oz.