Guerlain Sulfurous Nail Lacquer Gives You Vamp Without the Stench

by lyn on January 20, 2014 · 4 comments

in Guerlain, Holiday, Limited Edition, Polish

guerlain sulfurous nail polish

I was browsing through Guerlain a few weeks ago and noticed they have a new nail polish in the Crazy Paris Holiday 2013 collection. I swatched it and was instantly captivated by the dark vampy shade.

guerlain sulfurous nail polish

It applies quite smoothly with two coats and is pretty opaque. The colour appears to be a deep blackened burgundy with hints of fuschia and lavender shimmer. It is so beautiful! I don’t think I have anything similar although Lunasol’s Deep Black Red that came out a couple of years ago is probably the closest I have in my stash.

Sulfurous lasted approximately 2 days before showing signs of tip wear. I did not apply a top coat, which would have prolonged its wear. Truth be told, I am not particularly impressed with its wear-time and would have preferred if  it lasted just another day longer.

I do find the name to be a bit misleading because when I picture sulphur, I think of it as a greenish-yellow element. But I think what Guerlain went for is “burning sulphur smoke” hence the darker shade. Whatever it is, this polish sure is beautiful (yes, I think I’ve mentioned that before).

Since it is limited edition, I am not sure if it is still available but you may still find it at our local Guerlain counters if you’re lucky. Each bottle costs RM68 or RM70 (apologies as my old brain cannot quite recall), which is around the same price range as most other highend nail polishes in the market.

Do you like dark polishes? I love switching up my nails from the usual neutrals every once a while so Sulfurous is a welcomed addition to my ever-growing stash.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

peggy timmermans visagie January 20, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I like dark polishes, but I don’t like them shimmery or sparkly. This colour is lovely, but I woudln’t wear it myself because of the shimmer, although it’s quite ok.


lyn January 20, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Hi Peggy, Thanks for stopping by my blog. The shimmer on Sulfurous is not very noticeable but it does add a nice sheen on an otherwise dark shade. To be honest, I am rather bummed that the wear-time is not that great because I’d expect something as expensive as this to last longer. What are your favourite dark polishes? I’d love some recommendations.


peggy timmermans visagie January 20, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Hi Lyn! I’m quite fond of Essie in general, I think those are good quality and they have a big range to choose from. Than again, the L’Oréal ones last really long on my nails!
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lyn January 20, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Oooh, Essie is not widely available here so they are pretty hard to find unless ordered online. As for L’Oreal, we don’t get their polishes locally, which is really strange because we have their makeup. The next time I travel, I’ll be sure to pick up a couple of L’Oreal so thanks for the recommendation :-)


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