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Dior Lime (602) Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Lime (602) Nail Lacquer
Dior Lime (602) Nail Lacquer

A Pop of Summer in Your Winter

Dior Lime (602) Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “fresh green.” It’s a bright pop of yellow-toned, medium green. There is very, very tiny micro-shimmer that is only visible under bright light–even then it is barely-there. Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi is darker, yellower. Zoya Mitzi is brighter, yellower, more neon. Illamasqua Radium is much, much yellower. China Glaze Cha Cha Cha is the closest, but it is very shimmery.

It’s a new and limited edition shade from Dior’s 2013 Cruise collection (hence the summery vibe). It has an interesting cream-jelly hybrid of a finish, because it looks like a cream at a glance, but there’s that squishy look that you get with a jelly polish. It has a natural high-shine when it dries down. The drying time was about average, but the polish is very unforgiving if you apply before each coat is dry. This polish needs almost three coats to be opaque, and the consistency is a little thick but kind of runny, so it’s not the easiest formula to work with. The color is vibrant, beautiful, and when it’s on, looks lovely, but the formula needs improvement. I typically get a full week of wear out of Dior’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

Dior Vernis Lime
Lime

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Dior Grand Bal False Eyelashes Quick Review & Photos

Dior Gold Crystals False Eyelashes
Dior Gold Crystals False Eyelashes

Grand Holiday Lashes

Dior Grand Bal False Eyelashes ($28.00/pair) come in two styles with two shades each. The first pair are adorned with either silver or gold crystals, while the second pair has three “pearls” on the outermost portion of the lash in either silver or gold.  Both styles are rather dramatic, as the first pair flares out with a wide, feathery look, while the second style is thicker, heavier-lidded.  These had good flex, bend, and can be trimmed easily.  Dior includes glue with each pair, and the glue didn’t take too long to become tacky, and it held the lash in place well.  I haven’t used these in a real look yet – only played with them on bare lids, so no pictures to share of them being worn at this time (hence, quick review).

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Dior Cruise Collection Vernis for Spring 2013


Dior Cruise Collection Vernis

Dior’s 2013 Cruise fashion collection, which featured simple, graphic shades of black, navy and white, conjured up images of the classic Dior “Bar” silhouettes first seen in 1947, which were highlighted by a pop of bright color on the lips and nails. The Dior Cruise Collection Vernis is made up of three exclusive, limited edition shades, Mango (a warm yellow), Pasteque (a watermelon pink) and Lime (a fresh green) to add a perfect complement to the graphic silhouettes seen on the runways. The House of Dior, which was the first couture house to launch a nail varnish in 1962, is now celebrating 50 years of nail lacquers that have since become stand alone fashion accessories.

Vernis ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Mango Warm yellow
  • Pasteque Watermelon pink
  • Lime Fresh green

Availability: Spring 2013, Dior.com, select Dior Boutiques

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Dior Marilyn Diorific Lipstick

Dior Marilyn Diorific Lipstick
Dior Marilyn Diorific Lipstick

Light Up the Night with Marilyn

Dior Marilyn (040) Diorific Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pinky-red with a subtle, natural sheen for its finish. MAC Love Goddess is much pinker, less red-based. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is darker, redder. Guerlain Pour Troubler is pinker. NARS Dragon Girl is darker, cooler-toned. Guerlain L’Heure Bleue is darker, almost berry-ish. Giorgio Armani #406 isn’t as bright.

The texture of the Diorific range is really incredible; creamy enough not to tug or pull at the lips during application but not so creamy that it slips and slides around.  I didn’t experience any feathering or bleeding of the color while I wore it for eight hours.  It feels comfortable, lightweight, and hydrating when worn.  There’s a light floral scent that I can detect in the tube, but I don’t notice it when it is on my lips.  The color payoff is exactly as marketed: super rich and saturated.

Dior Diorific Lipstick Marilyn
Marilyn

Dior Lady (039) Diorific Lipstick

Dior Lady Diorific Lipstick
Dior Lady Diorific Lipstick

Lady’s Just a Little Less Diva

Dior Lady (039) Diorific Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is lightened coral-red with a natural sheen. And yes, it does look a lot like Dior Diva, which is just slightly darker. Edward Bess Midnight Bloom is redder. Guerlain Habit Rouge is darker. Guerlain Rouge Sensuel is sheerer and a smidgen lighter. MAC Cockney has golden shimmer. Chanel Cambon is a bit less warm.

This formula is supposed to be long-wearing with rich color payoff delivered in a single pass.  Lady is incredibly pigmented and yields opaque color coverage in one pass, just as advertised.  The texture is creamy enough to enable the lipstick to glide across lips without tugging or dragging, but it doesn’t feel heavy or slide over itself once it is applied.  When I tried Lady, it lasted for eight hours, and my lips felt lightly hydrated even after that time period.  Like other Dior lipsticks, this does have a light floral scent.

Dior Diorific Lipstick Lady
Lady

Dior Ceremony Red (774) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

Dior Ceremony Red (774) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Dior Ceremony Red (774) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

More Red Than You Bargained For!

Dior Ceremony Red (774) Dior Addict Ultra Gloss ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a gold-shimmered medium red with subtle blue undertones. MAC Totally Fab is less blue-toned. MAC Send Me Sailing is darker. Chanel Triomphal is darker, pinker, and has pink shimmer. YSL Golden Red is orange-toned.

The formula is described as “delivering a sheer wash of catwalk color” while being hydrating and highly reflective.  This is the other new and limited edition color for the holidays, and it’s much more pigmented than Lame Gold. This has semi-opaque color coverage; there’s a noticeable translucency to the overall color, but there is quite a bit of pigmentation packed into the tube.  It’s definitely more color than a “sheer wash of … color.”  So, that gain might be your gain, or it might be a deal-breaker depending on your preference in opacity for gloss!

The texture of Dior’s Ultra Glosses is really lovely and comfortable to apply and wear.  It’s not thin, but it’s not heavy either; it feels cushion-y and gel-like on the lips.  When I tested Ceremony Red, it wore for four hours, and it was nicely hydrating during that period.  It’s also non-sticky, and the brush applicator doesn’t leave streaks behind.

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Ceremony Red

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