Product: Lights Lacquer YNBB Collection
Claims: 6 Neutral Polishes | Creme Polishes | Long Lasting | Chip Resistant | 7-Free
Size: 12 mL
Shades: 6 Neutral Shades from Light to Dark
Price: $9.50 / each | $52.00 / collection
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Before anyone wants to @ me, yes the Lights Lacquer YNBB Collection was swatched on swatch sticks. I’ve been super stressed and when I’m stressed I clip my nails. Seriously, with nail clippers, just enough to bring them back down to the top of my finger. They don’t have any real length to them at the moment so they don’t look right in swatch photos to me. Therefore you get swatch stick photos. I do want to point out that I did test these out before reviewing them (hence why they’re being reviewed now and not two weeks ago when I received them) I just didn’t take photos of them on my nails.
About the YNBB Collection
Lights Lacquer released a Your Nails But Better Collection. This collection is supposed to mimic foundations and compliment and enhance skin tones from fair to dark. The collection is split into two shades for each level of skin tone. Mila and Matilda are great for Light skin tones, Lyla and Emma are great for Medium skin tones, while Alyanna and Olivia are great for Dark skin tones. These can also be purchased outside of those skin tone designations for those who just like certain shades.
The full-size Lights Lacquer polishes have 12 mL of product, come in a glass bottle with a soft touch cap, and have a rounded flat brush. They retail for $9.50 each and currently can only be purchased at Lights Lacquer.
Lights Lacquer claims that their polishes are long lasting and have a self-leveling formula. They also claim that the formula is a cushion-based one that has high pigmentation and can be applied in one coat, although they recommend using two thin coats. While there is no ingredients list for the polishes, Lights Lacquer claims that they are 7-free (free or Formaldehyde, Toulene, DBP, Camphor or Formaldehyde Resin, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, TPHP, or Parabens).
Lights Lacquer YNBB Collection Swatches
Mila is an ivory shade with cool undertones. Mila looked good with one coat, however, a few minutes after the first coat dried it started to get patchy. A second coat evened things out and it stayed looking amazing.
Matilda is a soft beige with yellow undertones. Matilda applied better than Mila with one coat but still needed a second coat to even things out. Matilda also stayed looking amazing.
Lyla is a neutral tan with a hint of pink. Lyla is the first polish that you could get away with just one coat with. As always I used a second coat and it was perfection.
Emma is a warm tan with orange undertones. The differences between Lyla and Emma in person are hard to tell, let alone in photos. After taking the photos I dropped the swatch sticks and it took a hot second to figure out which was which. This means that Emma performed pretty much how Lyla did.
Alyanna is a deep cool toned chocolate brown. This is the first polish from Lights Lacquer or KL Polish (besides Moonstone but that’s different) that one coat was just hideous. It was streaky, patchy, and everything bad. However, a second coat really turned things around for Alyanna.
Olivia is a rich espresso brown with a hint of red undertones. Olivia did the same thing as Alyanna on the first coat, but worse. Although, like Alyanna the second coat really turned things around.
Final Thoughts on the YNBB Collection
Honestly you can treat this collection in one of three ways. Option one: you can purchase only the shades that you like the shade of and not pay any attention to the tones. Option two: you can pay attention to the shades and only get the ones that pertain to your skin tone. Option three: you purchase all the polishes for reasons… Anywho. Since the first four polishes perform just about perfect on application, dry quickly, last several days before showing signs of chipping, and remove without issue, I want to talk about the last two polishes. The last two polishes, Alyanna and Olivia, looked horrible on the first coat which really threw a wrench in the “high pigmentation and can be applied in one coat” claim. While these two are a deep pigment they do not have a deep pigment, if that makes sense. Essentially, yes they are deep brown shades, however, they both are kind of sheer and liquidy upon application. A second coat did help even things out but I didn’t use “two thin coats”, I had to use a first regular coat and then a second slightly thicker coat to get Alyanna and Olivia to work as good as the other four. It’s up to you if you wan to gamble on those and purchase them. I’m still going to wear these shades when I want some vampy nails and I’ll love it.
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