After wearing this for a few days, I’m loving its refreshingly different take on the summer classics. Based on the French phrase that connotes “new wave,” this polish attracts attention. The polish color does not go so far as some of the more striking neons available this summer, rather, it’s a soft-yet-strong blue that evokes the freshness and classicism of a Tiffany (or perhaps even robin’s egg) blue. The silver microsparkle gives the polish dimension so that it does not look flat or cartoonish. Although it’s a brighter shade, I feel completely confident wearing this without being concerned that its over the top.
I’ve read that this color is similar to China Glaze’s “For Audrey” polish, although For Audrey is a less dimensional creme formula that lacks any sparkle or shimmers.
Although Nouvelle Vague is a strong, light color, I found application was quite easy. Nouvelle Vague requires 2-3 coats to reach full opacity, although it seems slightly more pigmented than last fall’s Chanel Jade. Nouvelle Vague is going to look nice with a lot of the colors that I wear for summer–pinks, peaches, khaki’s, bronzes and greens.