Sometimes I wish we didn’t have to talk about polish. Sometimes I wish we could just look at all the pretty colours and make super-intelligent noises like Ooooh and Aaaah. We can’t do that though – we have to talk about what I adore and what I don’t adore. I do, anyway. Now for Dior Spring 2014 nails, aka Dior Vernis Trianon Edition, a Frosted Finish named Perlé, and a bunch of comparison swatches (aka dupes) from other brands.
dior spring 2014: dior vernis trianon edition
Comprised of four bottles, the spring 2014 Dior Vernis Trianon Edition is about seasonal floral hues with a limited edition side of what Dior is calling a new pearl-frost effect, or sugared almond.
Dior Vernis Trianon Edition: Dior Bouquet 457 ($26 at Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, sephora.ca, select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques) It’s peachy! While I’m not a particularly huge fan of peach shades because they tend to wash out the colour of my skin, I have to say this one is quite lovely in a 1985 kind of way. It really does remind me of so many other things like…
Dior Bouquet 457 comparison swatches, aka dupes.
Dior Vernis Trianon Edition: Dior Bloom 777 ($26 at Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, sephora.ca, select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques) Okay, I’ma make those super-intelligent noises now. Oooh! Aaaah! This vibrant fuchsia pink is one of the handful of shades I gravitate towards without fail. It borders on hot pink and I know I have more than one shade just like it but hey, why not add another one to the collection?
Dior Bloom 777 comparison swatches, aka dupes
1. OPI Gwen Stefani – Hey Baby
2. OPI – I’m Indi-A Mood for Love
3. NARS – Union Libre
4. Nicole by OPI – Spring Break
5. Dior Vernis – Bloom 777
Dior Bloom 777 with Perlé 187 ($26 each at Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, sephora.ca, select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques) And now, let’s look at the Dior Vernis Trianon Edition 187 Perlé Frosted Effect Nail Polish. That’s one coat of the stuff over top of two coats of Bloom and here’s what it does: Perlé adds a satiny matte finish with iridescent pearly pink micro-shimmer. It drops the level of shine, cuts the vibrancy of whatever you’ve used as a basecoat, and still somehow elevates your polish to new levels of awesomeness. Sugared almond, maybe? It adds a whole new dimension that’s really sumthin’. I like it so so much.
Dior Vernis Trianon Edition: Dior Porcelaine 204 ($26 at Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, sephora.ca, select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques) Then there’s this. It’s spring in a bottle. If there’s one shade of cornflower blue I think you might really need, it’s this one. And maybe…
Dior Porcelaine 204 with Perlé 187 I don’t have to say anything here, right? I’m never taking this off.
dior vernis brush critique
Lastly, a word about the brushes. Grrr. That’s my word. Okay, I got more words - inflexible, uneven, and tricky to use if you’re a polish pusher/shover like I am.
Other than that, I’m pretty sure I’m on board for three of four of these beautiful polishes. I’m going to pass on the Bouquet because I’m not a peach-lover, but the rest? Gimmie all of that!
The Dior Spring 2014 collection, Dior Trianon, should be on counter by mid-January.
Manis, comparisons ’n photos by Karen Falcon (she has a fondness for gooseneck lamps) ©2013 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com.