Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel ($24.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a metallic, warm-toned taupe. It’s a warm, gray-ish brown with threads of white metallic shimmer. To that end, there are visible brush strokes. The color itself was opaque after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin. Dior’s wider brush did help minimize the brush strokes and how wonky they may have looked with a skinnier brush. Both Rescue Beauty Lounge Be Humble and Cult Nails Let’s Get Dirty are lighter, less brown, less metallic. See comparison swatches.

Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel ($24.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a deepened, plummy berry with deep pink shimmer. This shade applied better with very minimal brush strokes; it is slightly metallic but not as metallic as Destin. It was opaque after two coats. Illamasqua Vice has no shimmer and has a wax finish. Illamasqua Charisma is warmer, redder. Rescue Beauty Lounge Bruised is similar in color but has no shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Dior’s polishes have a wide, rounded brush, which can be a blessing or curse, depending on your natural nail width.  For me, it works well for all but  my pinky nail, which I have to be a little more careful of and be sure not to splay the brush at all.  I think it helps to apply the color more fluidly and minimize unevenness and brush strokes (particularly ones that swerve).  I typically get a week of wear with Dior’s formula with no chipping and minor tip wear.

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Destin (382)

B+

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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Galaxie (992)

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Destin (382) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamel

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15 thoughts on “Dior Destin (382) & Galaxie (992) Vernis Nail Enamels Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. From the bottle, I didn’t think the first shade would be for me, but I love how it looks on you. Wish it were more matte though. I’m going to check out the two matte similar listed…such an awesome tool

  2. It seems like Destin is very similar to Butter London Yummy Mummy.

    Galaxie is a great color for fall, but pretty dupable imo. I probably have about 10 shades that are close to this one already.

  3. I really love Galaxie!

  4. Dana

    Destin looks lovely, I don’t mind brush strokes. I am a little surprised you gave this one a b+ with the lower grades in application and overall product. Galaxie is gorgeous but very dupable

  5. Liz

    They are both nice, but I really like Destin

  6. VickyM

    I love both but particularly Destin, will have to consider picking it up.

  7. Hmmm! I’m not sure how I feel about the brush strokes in Destin — I usually love them, but I feel like they maybe don’t work with the shade.

    That said, though, I LOVE the metallic finish and shade itself! Very chic, but miles away from boring. :)

  8. Destin is a beautiful colour, but those brush strokes! It’s a miss for me… And Galaxie instantly made me think of OPI Diva of Geneva…

  9. Avatar of Donna Donna

    Galaxie looks like Dior’s Graphic Berry

  10. Claire

    Destin is a dead ringer for Zoya’s Pasha and Illamasqua Bacterium.

    • Avatar of Ami Ami

      Not so much with Bacterium. You may not need both, but Destin lacks the green flash of duochrome in Bacterium, & has a much more silvery finish.

  11. Avatar of LL LL

    Destin is so pretty, but I know there has to be a dupe out there for it!

  12. Avatar of Ami Ami

    Just impulse nabbed Galaxie, wore it for a long shift on Friday & . . . wow.
    I have brittle, chip-inducing nails on my best day. On my days off, I’m lucky if my mani lasts 48 hrs w/o going to sad, chip ridden, city. On work days? I’m polish obsessed or I wouldn’t bother. I work with my hands, so a typical 8-10 hr shift eats polish for lunch.
    This, w/o base or top coat, showed only the very minorest of tip-wear.
    I’ve tried Deborah LIpman, Illamasqua, Butter London, RBL, Zoya, Essie, NARS, you name it. This was the best wear I’ve ever seen. I have honestly never seen anything like it.
    If this is indicative of Dior polishes, they have just made a convert for life.
    Colour is both provocative & understated enough not to rile the bosses. Smashing for fall. Love.

  13. Judes

    Gorgeous… Does anyone know if Essie Damsel in a Dress is a dupe for Dior Galaxie? Looks so similar!