Hello guys. Today I've got some very exciting new products straight from France to share with you. Introducing Dior Vernis! Although it is not brand new to the market, it is new to me, and I am so grateful to get the opportunity to try it out.
Lets jump right into the reviews shall we!
Diorlisse Abricot- Smoothing Perfecting Nail Care, in Pink Petal 500: a ridge filling base coat to help smooth out imperfections on the nail, conceal slightly, and provide a perfect canvas for color application. Pink Petal is a sheer milky pink that works great on medium to light skin tones. The wide brush allows for a smooth, flawless, and incredibly easy application. Also comes in shade: Snow Pink 800 (not shown here). Retails for $23 for .33 fl oz.
Instant French Manicure Pen: a felt tip pen that helps create the perfect French manicure in the privacy of one's home. You can customize the width and thickness of the French line to your liking. I found the product flowed smoothly and painted on easily. I literally had a perfect French manicure within seconds! A very cool product I highly recommend, especially for at-home users. The pen retails for $23 for .13 fl oz.
Now onto the polishes...
Ruban 268: a light petal pink with a fine shimmer. Fun, yet sill a sophisticated shade.
Sienna 428: a dusty rose mauve creme.
Wonderland 575: a bright coral pink creme.
Glory 660: a bright watermelon coral creme. Incredibly pigmented. A "One Coat Wonder!" Almost neon in person, very eye catching. My personal favorite in this collection!
Massai 853: a true deep red with blue undertones. Highly pigmented, had great coverage in one coat.
Diorette 988: a berry plum creme. Highly pigmented.
Spring 798: a smoky grayed lavender. Also one of my favorites in this collection!
(all swatches shown here are two coats.)
Dior Vernis, which is "polish" in French, is said to be a couture product, with a gel-effect. I found the colors to be supremely shiny and long wearing. I love the silver decorative removable cap featuring the brands logo. The polish brush was amazing! It was the perfect width and shape, allowing for a very smooth and controlled application, with the perfect amount of polish.
As far as the "gel- effect" is concerned, I personally think this is a marketing term used for advertising purposes to stay on-trend with popular salon services. Unfortunately, it is not possible for nail polish to last 2 weeks without chipping, and it's not nearly as thick as a gel manicure. Nail polish and Gel polish are made of completely different chemicals, so I think it's misleading to call a product "gel" when it's not. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed Dior Vernis and would highly recommend everyone give it a try.
Dior Vernis retails for $25 per .33 fl oz bottle, and is available world wide.
For more information on Dior, check out their website: http://www.dior.com/home/en_us