YSL La Laque Couture Jade Imperial Swatches & Review

YSL La Lacque Couture Jade Imperial

I recently bought YSL Jade Impérial because, well because who can resist a dusty green creme? Not this girl!

This is just going to be a quickie post because as you may have noticed, my site’s been down for nearly 48 hours and I am trying to catch up on some things! Sorry again about that whole mess.

YSL La Lacque Couture Jade Imperial-2

YSL La Lacque Couture Jade Imperial Swatch

Jade Impérial is a medium dusty green creme. A jade green, but muted and mellowed out. I love it, what else can I say? The formula was really good, I had no streaking or other issues, and it covers perfectly in two coats.

YSL La Lacque Couture Jade Imperial Swatch-2
Jade Impérial

The only caveat for most people is…the price. Le sigh.

Availability: I found it on Nordstrom’s site.

Pricing: $25.00 for 0.34 oz.

Yea or nay?


Note: YSL is not cruelty free (as far as I know)

Do you like this product?

17 say yes!
17 say no!


  • February 7, 2013

    Whoa, I need to check this out! I can’t believe I have to wait another week for this collection to be available here, but I’m definitely interested in both nail polishes!
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    • February 7, 2013

      Awww man, I think you will like this shade!

  • February 7, 2013

    Yay for the polish! :D
    Nah for the price :/
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    • February 7, 2013

      I hear ya!

  • February 7, 2013

    Do you think this might resemble OPI Mermaid’s Tears,Thanks a Windmillion, or Zoya Bevin?

    Thanks for the swatch!

  • February 7, 2013

    While I LOVE the color, I do not love the price and just would not pay that much for a polish.

    • February 7, 2013

      Yeah that makes sense!

  • February 7, 2013

    I love jade and mint colors, although I think this would be too dark for me, it looks lovely on your skin tone. :)
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  • February 7, 2013

    I would never pay that much for a polish!

    • February 7, 2013

      I think a lot of people wouldn’t either!

  • February 7, 2013

    I love the color, but not the price. You can buy a gallon of paint for less than $25. lol Wonder what the markup is on this. It would be nice to see if there was a close dupe out there for less.

    • February 7, 2013

      I’ll be it’s something sickening like the polish is actually worth 2 cents per gallon, haha.

  • February 7, 2013

    “This is just going to be a quickie post because as you may have noticed”
    ..seemed pretty thorough to me :-)

    • February 7, 2013

      Haha thanks!

  • February 7, 2013

    Very pretty, kinda like that “greyed mint” color that was part of Pantone’s 2013 colors
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  • February 8, 2013

    I was waiting for this to come online in Austria, stalking the page, and finally I got it – and I’m so happy about this polish! It is very very pretty, and like you said, who can resist a dusty green creme?! :)
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  • February 10, 2013

    I dig the shade, but the price is high, so I probably won’t get it. If it were a multichrome, I would consider it more. :) Hmm…don’t think I have anything from YSL!
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  • February 11, 2013

    I love the dustiness of this jade! I don’t mind paying this much for a shade that’s unique – not sure if this one is but if I don’t find a dupe, it’s on my to-buy list.

  • February 14, 2013

    All the other brands are still selling jade colour nail polishes like hot cake. I think Chanel would make good money if they brought Jade back.

  • March 11, 2013

    How close is this to Chanel Khaki Vert?