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Dior Vernis Review

Dior Vernis review

 

This is my first time trying out the Dior Nail Polish and I honestly can say that I love their nail colors so much already. I’ve always been using Chanel for most of my high-end nail lacquers (reviewed HERE), supplemented by a bunch of OPI, Essie, and China Glaze. This time I’m venturing into other nail polishes to see if the grass is really always greener on the other side. Well, I’m happy to say that yeah, perhaps, it almost always is, except for a few caveats.

 

The Dior Vernis nail colors are all in a gel formula, just like the new Chanel Le Vernis. It goes on smoothly and feels very rich and creamy while fast-drying at the same time. The brush applicator is wide and very precise, which I’m really impressed at. Also, the scent of this particular nail polish is not as strong as the other nail polishes I’ve tried before, even slightly less than Chanel’s. The very best thing about the Dior Vernis Gel Shine is that the colors are extremely versatile, wearable, very classic and well-pigmented. I noticed that I seem to like most of their shades and would want to wear them all.

 


 

dior vernis incognito 257

  • Incognito (257) – Definitely the best nail color if you want something subtle yet sophisticated. It’s a very corporate shade and also very casual. The best definition would be that this nail color is very versatile for everyday use. The perfect nude nail color, even more so for medium skin tones.

 

dior vernis cosmopolite 785

  • Cosmopolite (785) – I’d like to call this a vintage, retro-ish, washed-out red, or more of a brick rose-red. It’s classic but not boring and has an old-world feel. A muted red that is also very versatile. Great for when you’re bored of red nails or that red nails may be a bit too much for the occasion. This is definitely a unique red tone shade.

 

Dior Vernis mirage 338

  • Mirage (338) – If you’re a fan of purples, magentas, plums, or violet-pinks like me, then you’ll love this shade. It’s quite similar to OPI Dim Sum Plum or Essie Big Spender, but with slightly more lasting power than the other two.

 

dior vernis Massaï 853

  • Massaï (853) – My most favorite shade of the entire Dior Vernis by far, and one of the most perfect red nail color I’ve ever seen. It’s definitely a rich deep red and slightly vampy like blood. There’s no black tone nor orange tone. It’s more of a blue-toned red and the formula goes on smoothly into the nails. This nail polish definitely complements all skin tones because of its perfect beauty.

 

dior vernis nuit 1947 970

  • Nuit 1947 (970) – I love vampy shades and this one is also perfect for me. It’s a deep vampy red like wine but looks almost black in low light. It’s similar to Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Noir than Vamp. No shimmers, just plain reddish-black nail color.

 

dior gel coat review

  • Gel Coat – This is the topcoat of choice for the Dior Vernis Gel Shine. It is meant to make the gel nail colors dry fast and to make them long-wearing. Which I think is definitely true on the fast-drying ability of this topcoat, but I’m not sure about this top coat’s long-wear potential. My nail color starts chipping on the side during the 5th day, which doesn’t happen with me whenever I use the Chanel Le Gel Coat with the Chanel Le Vernis. I don’t know if it’s this topcoat or the Dior Vernis in general, but I find this topcoat to be not as long-wearing as what it’s supposed to be. A lot of people prefer the Top Coat Abricot more than this Gel Coat, which I haven’t tried yet, but will definitely give it a go-to compare them side by side pretty soon.

 

Dior Vernis swatches

 

Verdict: I love the Dior Vernis and will definitely recommend it to you all. The colors are great and the formula is also wonderful. I love that the scent is not too strong and it disappears quickly, and I also love the wide brush applicator for a more even application better than Chanel’s. Also, the nail colors dry very fast with the help of the designated Gel Top Coat, but it’s not as long-lasting as the Chanel Le Gel Coat (reviewed HERE). I probably get a good 7 days of wear with these Dior nail polishes, while I get almost 2 weeks from the Chanel Le Vernis. In addition to that, Chanel has a lot of colors to choose from, yet Dior Vernis’ well-pigmented pretty colors are to die for.

 

– The Dior Vernis retails for $27 in Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Saks, & Neiman Marcus.

– The Dior Gel Coat is also $27 in these following retailers: Sephora, Nordstrom, Macys & Saks

– While the Chanel Le Vernis nail polishes are also available at Nordstrom 

Have a great day friends, stay tuned for more reviews…

 

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Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Review & Swatches, Part 2

chanel le vernis longwear nail colour reviews swatches

 

Hey guys and gurlz, since this month has been a month of adding additional products or colors to my collection of holy grail beauty products, and Chanel has been adding more shades to their newly-reformulated Chanel Le Vernis, I have also added a few more colors to my stash. The first part of this review can be seen HERE.

The new formulation of the Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polishes have been really amazing for me because of all the nail polishes I’ve tried lately, these new Chanel Le Vernis seem to last the longest on me. Around 2 weeks and a bit more. They have minimal chipping and the colors stay rich, especially if you use the Le Gel Top Coat (reviewed HERE) that is recommended with it.

I really like red nail polishes or vampy nail colors. There’s something just something about them that makes my hands/fingers look gorge. I guess because they make such a huge contrast against my medium skin tone, so each dark colors really pop out. 

I purchased the Rouge Essentiel, Rouge Puissant first because I had my eyes on them from the moment I saw them online. Then I added Pirate and Rouge Noir because I have always been a fan of these two from the previous formulation, and I wanted to still have them in this newly-reformulated Chanel Le Vernis. And also because this new Le Vernis is much more long wearing than the previous one.

Take note that all the three reds in this review are so difficult to photograph because their colors are so close to each other. They ranged from bright red to a blue-toned dark red. In fact, you almost couldn’t tell the difference. 

chanel le venis longwear nail colour rouge essentiel

Rouge Essentiel – A true bright red color that has a very creamy consistency. One coat will do the job, but two coats will give extra richness to the shade. This is definitely an essential red for all seasons and for all skin colors.

 

 

chanel le venis longwear nail colour rouge puissant

 

Rouge PuissantMid-Red with a slight blue undertone. This color is so close (slightly lighter) to the Pirate shade that you almost can’t distinguish the subtle difference between the two. The only big difference is that this shade has a creamier consistency than Pirate. Actually, if you already have the Pirate shade, then you probably don’t need this. But if you find the Pirate shade to be a bit too dark, then you’ll probably be happy with this.

 

 

chanel le vernis longwear nail colour rouge noir

 

Rouge NoirBloody Mary Vampire-Red. It’s like Vamp but without the glitter. One of my favorite Chanel Le Vernis shades of all time. Yes, I prefer this over Vamp. This has a very rich deep dark red that is almost brown or black, but it actually looks like wine once applied. Though the first coat of this newly-reformulated shade seems a bit streaky, the second coat will make it perfect.

 

 

chanel le vernis longwear nail colour pirate

 

PirateBlue -toned deep red. Another classic deep red shade that I like the most from Chanel. This red is the ideal dark red that is not super vampy and not super bright either. It complements any skin tone and though it has always been streaky in both formulations, this shade is buildable and long lasting.

 

chanel le vernis swatches

 

Have you tried them already? If not, you should, at least one.

Now, Dear Chanel, more colors please!

 

 

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The Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Review Part 1.

chanel le vernis collection

 

There’s just something about a woman with a Chanel nail polish. Whether it’s her beautiful, perfectly-shaped nails, her rich nail polish color, or just how perfect her hands looked on those nail polish. For years, Chanel nail polish triumph over other nail polishes for its richly-pigmented tone and fashion-forward hues.

 

chanel nail polish review

 

A leader on nail polish colors, always imitated but never been truly copied, here are the old-time classic cult favorites and bold new colors.

 

chanel nail polish pirate

Pirate:

Deep, dark red. A very classic Chanel color. A must for every woman who loves red, red, and more red. I’m not a fan of the consistency of this color though because it’s too fluid, I prefer the creamy gel-like consistency of most nail colors. This one needs to be applied 2 to 3 times to get the real color. Other than that, this is almost perfect.

 

chanel nail polish rouge noir

Rouge Noir:

Oh, My Bloody Valentine! or “Hello, The Originals”. I think of vampire red whenever I see this nail polish. That’s how dark red this is. I definitely think this is a perfect red for those with deep complexions because this makes for a dramatic contrast. This may be a bit too dark for me, but this is very sexy and very wearable nevertheless.

 

chanel nail polish dragon

Dragon:

Only two words. Think “Chinese Dragon”.

 

chanel nail polish cinema

Cinema:

A very cinematic vintage red. The kind that most old Hollywood stars would wear. Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe-alike, this is a creamy bright red that reminded me of OPI’s Chick Flick Cherry. I love this color a lot!

 

chanel nail polish lotus rouge

Lotus Rouge:

This is my most favorite red so far. It’s the kind of red that can top all reds. It’s a very alluring color and it looks good on all skintone. It also makes your hand very attractive and very glam.

 

chanel nail polish accessoire

Accessoire:

This shade is between brown and red. But, I would say that this is more on the red side. I think this can look quite vampy but can also look chocolatey. This is a very pretty color and this will look good especially during changing seasons. There’s something simple yet elegant about this color.

 

chanel nail polish taboo

Taboo:

Constellation galore! This is a very interesting color that will remind you of the cosmos. It’s like eggplant/violet/galaxy with a lot of glitter or shimmer of different colors. This reminded me of OPI’s Suzi And The 7 Dusseldorf but this is much darker, more complex, and way more intriguing to look at.

 

chanel nail polish vamp

Vamp:

This is Oma Thurman’s nail polish in Pulp Fiction. The controversial vampy red, brown, bloody color that commonly suggests a “Bad Girl Look”. Yet still, this isn’t a nail polish worth only for the spunky-attitude gals. Sophisticated and fashionable ladies love this for that uplifting vibe this nail color brings. This shade is very similar to Essie’s “Wicked“.

 

THE SWATCHES:

 

chanel nail polish swatches

 

chanel nail polish swatches and review

 

chanel nail polish colors swatches and reviews

 

Update: As of February 2016, these nail colors are now being discontinued by Chanel. My review of the latest and newly-reformulated Chanel Le Vernis nail polish is here.

 

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