I absolutely love the color of this polish. I loved it in the bottle and I loved it on my nails even though it ends up a darker color (which other reviewers have named "pepto" and is fairly accurate. I love it though.) I've never been a fan of light pink or mellow, soft pinks and neutrals for nails so for me this is as close to that as I've gotten. I think its a really flattering color on my slightly tan skin with yellow undertones and has a mature, sophisticated look. Honestly I have been so bored with nail colors for the last 6 months and this color has somehow really changed that. I even want to do my toes to match!
the NEGATIVES: I took 2 lippies off. One for the price ($19 for a NARS np now. thats almost a 20% price increase from a few years ago. and obviously we have all noticed that their blushes magically jumped from $25-$29, bronzer from $30-$37.... those are pretty steep price hikes Francois. seriously. And they did it during the recession! I don't want to get off topic so I'll just finish by stating the obvious- the dramatic price increases a couple years back really irritated me
The other lippie I took off because of the formula of this polish. I hoped and prayed it would not be streaky and difficult to work with. But sadly it is. Its the most difficult nail polish I've worked with in a very long time. Actually a couple of months ago I bought a Revlon polish in mint green and had similar issues with it but this was worse. (and for more than double the price!). If I didn't like the shade of the polish so much I would just remove it and return it. But because I like the color so much I am going to get an actual mani-pedi and let the professionals fight with this formula. I just hope they don't fight me on the fact that it needs 3 coats to be even. (this is probably why the color looks so much darker on the nail that in the bottle). Dang you, you streaky pastel polishes. You'd think by 2013 they'd have figured out a formula for pastels and light colors that aren't streaky and weird.
This is a pretty pink but it dries a few shades darker. I'm iffy on the final look -- I really wanted the bottle color but you do get something that's a bit more like Pepto than something soft and gorgeous.
The packaging isn't too great. While it looks nice, the square top is a bit annoying. The rubber-like material on the top is terrible because it seems to scratch very easily. The brush is thin and hard to work with.
But the thing that really ruins this polish is the formula. It's downright terrible. Streaky and takes forever to dry. Needs multiple layers to look right.
This is one of the nicest polish formulas I've come across, especially for a light cream color, which tend to lack opacity and streak. I didn't have either of those problems here, and the thickness of the formula was just a tiny bit thicker than perfection. I really love the color but initially thought it was off considering the beauty bloggers' pictures I'd seen. However, I soon realized the shade is somewhat of a chameleon. It looked like bright pink under sunlight but then like a muted seashell under indoor light bulbs, and everythin in between depending on your surroundings. Trouville was my first NARS polish because I'd been put off by the price, but due to this positive experience, I'm definitely looking into purchasing more.
I bought this based on several beauty blogger's raves, as well as photos online that made it seem like more of a muted seashell pink. On my nails however it's still too pepto pink, which unfortunately isn't the color I was going for. The formula is streaky and sheer, as I applied three coats but you can still see streak marks so I can't say that I'd recommend this polish.