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#ManiMonday – Muted Marble Nail Art with L’Oreal Paris Collection Privée

#ManiMonday - Muted Marble Nail Art with L'Oreal Collection Privee

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Regardless of what that silly rodent said yesterday, I’m refusing to give in to six more weeks of winter. Instead, after my vacation, I’m feeling refreshed and recharged and ready to dive into new spring colors.

After months of wearing dramatic darks and sparkly metallics, I’m yearning for something clean. But, you know I can’t just wear a nude on its own, I need to jazz it up. I took the new L’Oreal Paris Collection Privée nudes for a spin to create a muted, metallic marble effect. How’s that for alliteration?

Formula & Application

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail is 5-Free. The rectangular glass bottles are topped with a smooth, round cap that is the perfect length to hold comfortably between fingers without becoming cumbersome. The brush is flat, thin and long. It’s not as wide as OPI’s, which I find to be a plus. The bristles are flexible but dense so it doesn’t fan out much. This is a bonus for slim nails.

This is going to sound totally fangirl-ish but both polishes were a pleasure, an actual pleasure to apply. Like I wanted to take off Frieda’s Nude and apply it again because it goes on flawlessly. Is that odd? Anyway, in both cases, the consistency is thin and malleable, the pigmentation spot on and the finish nice and glossy. Color me smitten!

There are six shades in the L’Oreal Paris Collection Privee in the US. Each shade is named after a L’Oreal spokesperson and they were created with L’Oreal Paris Global Nail Expert Tom Bachik. I picked up Doutzen’s Nude, as it looked like it would be most flattering for my skin tone, and Frieda’s Nude for the gorgeous shimmer.

L’Oreal Paris Doutzen’s Nude is a pink-tinged beige creme. It appears a bit darker on screen than it is in person. It’s kind of my perfect nude. Not a “mannequin hands” type shade. Just clean and simple.

L'Oreal Doutzens Nude Collection Privee

L’Oreal Colour Riche – Doutzen’s Nude

L’Oreal Paris Frieda’s Nude is a shimmering metallic bronze with a hint of pink. The cool undertone keeps it from being too warm making it pretty universally flattering.

Note: Maybe it’s just me but I feel like this color can look a bit mature on long nails. I was in need of a good filing after my trip but needed a polish change so I threw this on and, on my longer nails, it looked a bit dated.

L'Oreal Frieda's Nude Collection Privee

L’Oreal Colour Riche – Frieda’s Nude

L'Oreal Frieda's Nude Collection Privee

L’Oreal Color Riche – Frieda’s Nude

Muted Metallic Marble Nail Art

I was scrolling through old pics recently and spied the Midnight Marble manicure I created last year and, remembering how much I love the whole plastic wrap marbling effect, I decided it was time to do it again.

I went for a more subtle look mixing Doutzen’s Nude and Frieda’s Nude but it’s still just as beautiful.


Muted Marble Nail Art

Get The Look 

1. Polish nails with two coats of Doutzen’s Nude.

2. Wait til fully dry.

3. Cut squares of plastic wrap and ball up creating a textured surface

4. Polish each nail with one coat of Frieda’s Nude and immediately tap the plastic wrap ball on the surface to create the marble effect.

5. Repeat step 4 on each nail.

6. Seal with top coat once dry.


Muted Marble Nail Art

The L’Oreal Paris Collection Privée is available now in limited supply at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide and online at L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail retails for $5.99/ea for a .39oz bottle.

So, what do you think of my muted metallic marble nails? Are you feeling these new nudes from L’Oreal? Which ones do you plan to pick up?

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  1. Eugenia says:

    The US shades are not exactly like the ones released here in Canada back in September; none of ours held any shimmer which is a shame, as I really like the rose-gold tones of Frieda’s Nude. We also never received the Julianne version either – not that it matters anymore, as they all sold out in the blink of an eye! Really love this effect & will definitely have to try it out too!

  2. I love the marble! I’m totally trying this method with some polishes this week!

  3. Very pretty, great job and glad to know how easy it is to create that marble effect!

  4. Casey says:

    I got Doutzen’s Nude and found out that it was an exact dupe of Zoya Rue. Zoya’s formula was much better, though.

  5. Sara says:

    Gahhhh, I love this! Reminds me of one of my favorite polishes (Love Letter to Bea Arthur by Scofflaw). Beautiful effect!

  6. Amy says:

    This is so subtle and pretty! I’m super into rosey-nudes right now (perfect time of year for it!), so this is really hitting all of my buttons. I feel like these polishes wouldn’t stick out to me in the store, but with this effect I really find myself wanting them! Also props on making some work-friendly nail art :)

  7. Sara says:

    Every time I try this my plastic just un-crinkles itself and I don’t get a very cool design. I even tried baggies. Is there a brand that works better?

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Hi Sara! A brand of plastic wrap? I think the key is to crinkle up the plastic and hold it in the desired shape while you polish your nail. If you let it sit, it will spread out again. Maybe a paper clip to keep it together.

  8. I love any nail polish that shimmers. I can’t wait to try the L

  9. Miranda says:

    Ooh, I love the Doutzen’s Nude! Looks like I might be running out for some polish this afternoon. And I really like the idea of jazzing up an otherwise ladylike nude with the metallic marbling… thank you for the idea!

  10. Nicky says:

    I’m ready for spring too. I am liking the Frieda’s nude. The color looks great and I could wear it anywhere.

  11. Regan says:

    Oooh! I love all of these but especially love the second one. I tend to like more neutral tones like this. Gorgeous