|Would buy this product again.||40%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I looove greiges of any kind and Walk on the Beach is a lovely addition to my collection. It caught my eye at Duane Reades and was on sale for $5, so I figured it can't hurt to try it out. First, the packaging. I really like these rounded-rectangular bottles that L'Oreal uses because they feel heavy and sturdy. I want a rounder brush handle though, since the rectangular brush handle feels a bit unstable in my hand. The brush itself is nothing special, just sort of a normal, average length/width DS brand brush.
The color is chic and interesting. It's basically a light, creme grey with faint beige undertones to it. (It looks noticeably warmer in the bottle than it actually is on the nail.) It's ALMOSt a dupe to my favorite grey, OPI's (LE) Skull & Glossbones, but WonB might be a wee bit lighter. I am NC25 and I personally like this color. I don't think it makes my fingers look dead or zombie-ish because even though this color is pretty neutral-cool, there is enough of that beige in it so that it doesn't clash badly with my skin.
The formula is admittedly not the best. I'm taking off a lippie because it's very runny, so it might get all over your nailbed if you're not careful. One coat is quite streaky, but a second coat surprisingly takes care of this issue. Thankfully, it dries quickly so I can toss on 2 layers and run out the door.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Oh my goodness! Crappiest nail polish ever. I loved the color, which I thought looked understated and classy on my nc20/redhead skin but the wear is possibly the worst polish I have ever tried. I would liken it to dollar store stuff. Very streaky even with two coats on and wore off really fast. 24 hours after I put it on it was already looking really shabby and I think it oxidised or something (does nail polish even do that? ) because it turned a very nasty, opaque almost yellow tinged color. Unless your high school drama club is doing a zombie play and you need to make your nail look like they have been dead for a week give this one a skip. Try Revlon #380 called Elegant instead. Way better product and very similar shade.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is just not my cup of tea. It is just too grey and has no warmth in it as the name might suggest - certainly not a sandy beige.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I liked this color when I saw it in the bottle. It's different. It's a nice creamy beige. I was expecting more of a sand beige, this color is more on the grey side. When I put it on my nails, it looked very boring & dull. So, I painted white nail polish over this. This worked great as a base for white. As for by itself, I'm still kind of torn on whether I like it or not. The formula itself is great quality. This looked perfect with 2 coats, & left no streaks. It went on very smoothly. I'll probably try this again to see if my opinion changes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
3 Coats + SV top coat = beautiful opaque cream sand beige nails. On my NC25 skin tone it even has a tint of grey. I change my polish every few days so I am not going to comment on the wear. The brush has a wide angle sort of like the OPI brushes but not as wide. I was wanting to get Samoan Sand but this is a great alternative. I usually don't go for L'Oreal polishes but I like this one so much that I think I am going to start collecting them. A definite plus in my book. ($5.99 @ wags)