OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not Swatches & Review

OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not Swatches & ReviewOPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not may not be the most original colour or one that you’d pick out in a line-up, but it holds so much strong significance to me that I’ll always cherish it.

In high school, I had 14-17 bottles of nail polish, which was a major deal to me. It was more than any of my other friends had, and it took a few years to get to that point.

Then, in university, I hardly wore polish. It was a few years after I graduated and was working when I went to buy some shampoo from Trade Secrets. An OPI mini set caught my eye. It was from La Collection de France back in 2008.

That’s the point when I rekindled my love for polish. It was more dangerous this time around because I had a full-time job, and I didn’t have to set aside any money for tuition or school-related expenses. Polish money! ;)

OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not was the first lacquer I ever tried outside drugstore polishes. It opened up a whole new world, and that’s when I began collecting purples like a fiend before lusting over greens.

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Key Notes

  • Name: OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not
  • Collection: OPI La Collection de France (2008)
  • Colours Available in the OPI La Collection de France: Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, You Don’t Know Jacques, Parlez-Vous OPI?, Tickle My France-y, We’ll Always Have Paris, A Oui Bit of Red, Baguette Me Not, Bastille My Heart, Crepes Suziette, Eiffel for This Color, I’m Fondue of You & Yes…I Can-Can!
  • Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $9.95 CAD or so (Whatever the retail price for OPIs was back in 2008 was what I paid.)
  • Where to Buy: eBay? (Trade Secrets no longer carries this old polish, and I can’t think of anywhere online where you can get this.)

OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not Review

Colour

Louvre Me Louvre Me Not by OPI is a pretty medium-dark purple with subtle fuchsia and blurple (bluish purple) shimmer.

In real life, it was most vivid in the sunlight, however, my photos don’t do it justice in that lighting.

This is a saturated plummy kind of purple that isn’t bright, but it also isn’t vampy. Even in dim light, you can tell that it isn’t black.

Finish

Louvre Me Louvre Me Not by OPI has a shimmer finish that keeps it from looking too flat. I love how there are 2 different colours of shimmer.

Application & Formula

The formula was pretty good. You really only need 2 coats to achieve full opacity, but since I always only wore it with 2 in the past, this time I tried using 3 coats. With that extra coat, the colour seemed to darken up very slightly, but the personality of the polish remained the same.

Pros

  • Pretty purple with fuchsia & blurple shimmer
  • Requires 2 coats to achieve full opacity
Cons

  • Harder to find now because it was originally released in 2008

Final Verdict: 8/10

The OPI La Collection de France holds a special place in my heart, and Louvre Me Louvre Me Not is the first polish I bought when I started collecting polishes more seriously.

This shade of purple is very easy to wear, and although I have tons of other purple polishes, I’ll always cherish this one.

What year did you really get into polish? Which lacquer was the first one you bought when you started collecting? Do you hold a particular polish near and dear to your heart?

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22 thoughts on “OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey The KnitMaster!

      Cool! :) Did you get any of the other colours from the OPI La Collection de France? That was such an amazing collection. When I see swatches from that collection, I still get excited. It really takes me back!

      And you’re welcome! :) Had to show this one. Don’t know what took me so long.

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      1. Janet "The KnitMaster"

        I think I have at least 3! Tickle My France-y and You Don’t Know Jacques I’m sure of. I bit my nails until a dozen or so years ago and with my skin tone, I hated all the colors that were out there with my skin tone, which appears to be very similiar to yours. I ♥ what’s going on with polish now and I ♥♥ your blog!

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        1. Mary Post author

          Parlez-Vous OPI? is also another favourite one of mine from OPI La Collection de France! :) Do you have that one?

          Aww…thank you so much! Comments like yours make blogging so rewarding. :D x 357385937857348957935

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  1. Marta

    Your nail polish journey mirrors mine. Stepping into Trade Secrets was a treat for me but I always veered for various shades of OPI Pink… I have since gotten rid of a LOT of them, but I still held on to some for memories sake.

    I have this shade an your swatches made me remember how fond I am of it :)
    Funny, when I first bought it and wore it I thought I looked so edgy ;) it was my darkest/most vampy shade back then.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Remember back in the day (haha, not that we’re old, but even just 10 years ago…), it was pretty tricky to find all the shades of the rainbow? There were so many traditional colours on the market. I think that’s why when I was in high school, I nearly always bought the navy blues, chrome polishes, and anything with an iridescent effect. Those weren’t as common back then. Now we have holos, flakies, and multichromes! YAY for progress! ;) And yay for addiction! Hahahah!

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  2. Jessica

    Haha it was just the opposite for me. I owned like 2 polishes in high school and rarely painted my nails, because I hadn’t discovered quick-try top coat yet and the dry time drove me crazy. Then when I entered college, I discovered nail-polish and beauty blogs (Swatch and Learn was actually my first discovery! :D), which led me to find out about the wonders of quick-try top coat, and the rest is history. I am now known by my RA for having a different manicure every week.

    And I do love this color! The name is awesome as well. It’s great when you can bust out an oldie and it reminds you of why you loved it to begin with :).

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Back in high school, I also didn’t know about quick-dry top coats. Boy, I could’ve used it then. When I discovered it sometime in 2008, it changed my polish life! And back then, I NEVER used a base coat. Sometimes, I would even paint over an old, chipped manicure with a new colour. *Cringes* Now, I would never do that. Always remove the old before applying the new polish! Geez!

      WOW, really? I’m extremely honoured that Swatch And Learn was the first nail/beauty blog that you came across! :D My first one was Scrangie, and she continues to be my favourite beauty blogger. :) You always remember your first, right? ;)

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  3. karen

    It’s darn near impossible to beat a fabulous purple…and that’s why I keep buying them even though I already have this little gem.

    I seldom wore polish when I was younger because it just didn’t dry fast enough or hold up well enough to endure my tomboy childhood antics. I did get back into it briefly when I discovered an amazing Mary Kay nail set that had everything from basecoat to fillers in it, but fell back out after Mary Kay quit selling the kit. Why do companies do that? Come out with a fabulous item and let us fall in love with it only to discontinue it the following season?

    Anyway, after that, I stayed away from polish until the gift shop at our hospital began carrying OPI. I bought one…then another…and another. One day, I realized that I was sneaking off to Penney’s just to buy polish and it became apparent that the denial had to end…I was an addict.

    Favs? Yep…got those too. My OPI Ogre the Top Blue is nearly gone, as is my Funky Dunkey and I Lily Love You. Even though my collection has grown to over 300 bottles, these three will be sorely missed when they are gone.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      For me, I reached a bit of a purple saturation point. That’s when I veered over to greens. Now, I’m quickly reaching that saturation point, so I’m moving to corals, neons, and oranges. Haha, what will I do when I reach too many saturation points? AHHHH! (Oh, what a first-world problem…hahahah)

      I think companies try to tease us. It’s like catnip that they’ve tied to the end of a string, which is attached to the stick they’re holding.

      Haha, it’s good that you’ve made it to the first step of addiction – acceptance! :P Hehehe, but recovery is not in your future. Nah…I just don’t see it. ;) (I like being a bad influence when it comes to this kind of stuff!)

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  4. lacquerloon

    This is just beautiful. I love the whole collection, actually. My first OPI was a gift from a friend: Vodka & Caviar. It is my favorite red EVER. I was very into nails from a young age but in my teens, I just hated the wait time and I always ended up ruining my mani. A couple of years ago, I began getting weekly salon manicures as a treat to myself. I was hooked. Then I started buying my own colors to take to the salon. Then I just decided I could do a better job myself and haven’t gotten a salon mani in over a year.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey lacquerloon!

      Oh yeahhh…I LOVE OPI Vodka & Caviar! I’m not even crazy about reds, but that one is a jelly, and it really looks incredible!

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  5. Angelina Campbell

    I love this color and think that the finish is just perfect. I’m in love with this swatch.
    You did a great review on that. OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not should be in my collection right away.

    Thanks for sharing.

    -Angelina

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Angelina Campbell!

      Thank you so much. I felt really pressured to do a good job on this review since this was my first OPI polish ever and that it symbolized so much. Don’t think I did it complete justice, though. Maybe in the future I’ll revisit this and re-take photos. :)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey skye!

      Thank you so much! :) Ohhh, I love it when people with pale skin wear dark shades. The contrast is spectacular, and it really puts the focus on the polish even more!

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  6. cmichaelsny

    I really love your nail polish also the color..I like it..Looking forward to buy it..Thanks for sharing with us..

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey MariJo!

      Yes, I saw your post! :) It looked so beautiful on you, and I’m so happy that you were able to get it. You’re right – it’s very hard to find now…much like Parlez-Vous OPI?, which is another fantastic shade in the same collection.

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  7. Carmela

    This one is a beauty! Love the blue shimmer to it! I didn’t really get into collecting until last year. It just, sort of snowballed, I guess. I blame blogs like yours, but in a good way. Hahaha! :D What really sealed the deal for me was finding out about duochromes and color changing polish. I hadn’t even ventured outside of buying drugstore polishes but I wanted these chameleon polishes so bad that I’d keep talking about them. I guess the hubby took a hint and got me some for my birthday! I haven’t looked back since. :P
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Hahaha, snowballing is definitely a great way to describe the nail-polish addiction! :P And, you know what? I’m glad to be a bad influence…haha, at least in this respect.

      Okay, so you can kind of also blame your husband for your addiction. Hahahahahaha!

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