Dior Vernis Haute Couleur Brilliance Et Tenue Effet Gel

By 9 April, 2014beauty, Nails

… or, also known as the Couture Colour Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in English. French beauty houses sure have a way of making things sound long and complicated!

Thankfully, these newly revamped Dior Vernis babies are anything but complicated when it comes to application!

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I already have Dior’s Nail Glow and I love it to bits – so I know what to expect with Dior’s packaging. You have a removable silver rectangle cap, and after removal you’ll see a black cap which is the real thing you should be twisting open, instead of the silver cap. I made the dumb mistake of trying to twist open the silver cap many times, whoops.

The Nail Glow is pretty much the only thing I ever use these days actually, since I’ve cut myself some slack gotten lazy with nail polish application. But I still love beautiful polishes – if anything, I appreciate textures and application brushes more than anything else now… which brings me to the new brush from Dior’s latest Vernis collection.

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The new brush is supposedly more flexible than the previous collection, but honestly, you don’t need comparisons because I think my Nail Glow goes on beautifully anyway – all you need to know is that THIS NEW BRUSH IS GOOD. EXCELLENT.

While I won’t say that it goes on in one coat / applies in one stroke, the rounded brush shape makes application a whole lot easier for people with curved cuticles and creates a beautiful rounded shape. I love the consistency and texture of all the polishes I’ve swatched, and all these are swatched at 2 coats, without top coat applied.

There are 21 new colors released for this revamp, with some classic shades brought back in. I was given 4 shades to try out, with compliments from Dior! (Thank you, Shauna & SY!)

First, a stunning bright coral, Dior Vernis 551 Aventure! It is just slightly sheerer than all the other shades but at 2 coats it’s pretty opaque already.

Dior Vernis in 551 Aventure

Dior Vernis in 551 Aventure

And the sweetest shade ever, 575 Wonderland! It’s a lovely bubble gum pink which thankfully doesn’t scream kiddish.

Dior Vernis in 575 Wonderland

Dior Vernis in 575 Wonderland

And the classic red, 754 Pandore! This one is a pure, bold red which makes you fingers look soooo fair. And check out that shine even without top coat. The formula was creamy and a dream to apply.

Dior Vernis in 754 Pandore

Dior Vernis in 754 Pandore

And last but not least, the color I had my eyes on when I gave the entire collection a glimpse and hoped to get – 338 Mirage. While the shade does not correspond to the Dior Addict Fluid Stick which has the same name and number, this stylish purple is a great addition to my collection! I love purples and this is the year of the purple, isn’t it? It is just ever so lightly sheer but apply with a heavier hand and at 2 coats it’s perfect, too. YES MY FAVORITE COLOR of the 4! *heart shaped eyes*

Dior Vernis in 338 Mirage

Dior Vernis in 338 Mirage

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At $38 (hmmm, price increase by $1), I wouldn’t say that these are a must-have, but I have to admit that these are indeed very beautiful – you aren’t just paying for the brand name, you are paying for the smooth formula, the brush which makes application a breeze and also, hey admit it – these would look so pretty and classy in your collection! It’s something I’ll definitely spring for if I love the shade so.

I also love how easily it stacks along in my drawer, and the secondary cap because it helps prevent polishes from drying out faster. It also honestly makes a good, small gift for any polish loving girlfriend who needs a pop of color to cheer up their day. I’m not sure if Sephora’s white card is eligible for 10% off Dior products, but if it is then great! ; )

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Thank you, Dior Singapore for letting me try out these new polishes. I’m SOLD!
(I have another beautiful blue, Sailor which comes in a set to review. I… I can’t bear to open it up yet, but I soon will!) 

You can find the polishes (both old and new) at all Dior Counters, and don’t forget their one and only Dior Backstage Studio in ION Orchard #B2-44/46! Drop by to take a look and explore the many make up quick courses and surprises (they have things other outlets wouldn’t have) they have in store for you ; )

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