Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur review and photos.

Guerlain 168 L'Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur.

Every time I seek out a new nail color to purchase, I’m somehow always swayed by the allure and seductive nature of plum/red shades.  I feel like Michael Corleone in Godfather 3, “Just when I think [I’m done with darker shades], they seem to pull me back in.”  These types of colors scream fall/winter and Guerlain 168 L’Hueure Bleue La Lacque Couleur ($25 USD/.33 fl. oz.) had me at first-sight.  This latest temptation demonstrates, pretty shiny things can also be exceptional in quality and performance.  Well…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it 🙂

Guerlain 168 L'Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur photographed with indoor lighting.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur photographed with indoor lighting.

Guerlain 168 L'Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur in full sunlight.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur in full sunlight.

The Pros to Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur:

  1. Gorgeous berry red color with silver micro-shimmers.
  2. Beautiful hefty packaging–this is one nail polish bottle I would proudly display.
  3. Opacity is obtained using two coats.
  4. Applies smoothly and settles evenly on the nails.
  5. “Long-lasting” shine lasts for a good three days.
  6. Wide brush splays out perfectly to accommodate a variety of nail widths and lengths.
  7. Dries faster than the average drugstore nail polish.
  8. Decorative top is easily removable for application.
  9. Lasted beautifully for five days with minor chipping by the sixth day.
  10. Although not advertised as 3-free (formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), I could not find these chemicals within the ingredients.
  11. Made in France.

The Cons to Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur:

  1. Similar to Chanel polishes, the beautiful micro-shimmers do not show upon application.
  2. Color changes depending on lighting conditions.
  3. Gueralin has 11 colors in their polish line-up; IMHO not enough of a bold color selection.
Guerlain 168 L'Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur brush head.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur brush head.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur can be found at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks and amazon.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur is a magnificent polish.  I mean, it’s Guerlain for goodness sake, I need not delve into further flattering rhetoric.  More directly, just get this beauty, you will not regret it 🙂  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Comments

  1. Maria,

    WOW!!!! …….this is a stunning color. I hope this is still available.

    • Hello Angie,

      I agree with you–one of the best colors ever. I’m pretty sure this color is availalbe from Nordstrom..just click the link I provided.

      -Maria

  2. That is very wine worthy! Gorgeous, timeless, and just pure color; what nail polish should be. I think I need to get rid of my not so great ones and just start buying one or two good high end ones! I would feel better!

    • Hello Olivia,
      I have to agree with you–a new nailpolish or lipstick would be the perfect pick-me-up. I only wish we lived closer and then we could do some serious damage together. Who would enable whom?
      -Maria

  3. It looks so beautiful!!! Actually I have never tried a nail polish from Guerlain, I might have to have a look at them! 🙂 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Hello Gyudy,
      This was my first Guerlain polish and I am very impressed. My favorite formulas to date are Armani, Guerlain and Lancome. One simply cannot go wrong with any of these beauties. Many thanks for stopping by.
      -Maria

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