Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light (207) Vernis / Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a sheer, champagne gold with subtle yellow undertones and then dirty gold and red shimmer. OCC Cruising is more opaque and yellower. Shades like Chanel Diwali are all more brown, less yellow. China Glaze White Cap is more of a white gold.  I couldn’t think of a dupe for this shade, though–the red sparkles do make it different from other potential golds.

After two coats (which is what the swatches show), there’s still a fair amount of visible nail line, and there was still some visible nail line after three coats. You’d need at least four to get more opaque color.  It’s the type of color I think one can get away with as a sheer, and it might even be intended (but without color descriptions, I can’t know, and I’ll err on a lower grade than a higher one), because it has a slightly translucent look even in the bottle.  There are subtle brush strokes in the end result as well.

The consistency was a hair on the thicker side, though it did not impede the application, as it applied fluidly, evenly, and didn’t bubble or pool along the sides of the nail.  I typically get a week of wear out of Dior’s formula.  If you’re unfamiliar with Dior’s lacquer, it does come with a wide, tapered brush, which I’ve had a good experience with but if you have narrower nails, it might be something to consider.

I’m not sure why, but Golden Light is a very confusing shade–namely because there are several name variations. It may be best to know it by its number, 207. Nordstrom lists it as Golden Era, while the press release (and bottle) list it as Golden Light or Or Lumiere. It has been released previously, so if you tend to pick up Dior’s polishes, you may already have it.

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Golden Light

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It's the type of color I think one can get away with as a sheer, and it might even be intended (but without color descriptions, I can't know, and I'll err on a lower grade than a higher one), because it has a slightly translucent look even in the bottle.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

6/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $23.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

OCC Cruising is more opaque and yellower. Shades like Chanel Diwali are all more brown, less yellow. China Glaze White Cap is more of a white gold.  I couldn't think of a dupe for this shade, though--the red sparkles do make it different from other potential golds.

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32 thoughts on “Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    I’d love to see it opaque because it certainly is pretty but for the price and small size of Dior’s polishes  think I’ll skip this one.

  2. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    Are the swatches with the 3 coats you mentioned in the review?  Because I’m not a fan of how it looks at all, particularly in the first few photos.  If that is 3, then I’m not sure that even 4 will make it opaque. I also think that it makes your fingernails looks a bit of a dirty yellow in that 2nd to last photo. IMO, the look is not worth the price. For me, probably not at any price, even if it were $2-$3.

  3. It’s a shame that it has so poor pigmentation because colour looks very festive and nice. :)

  4. Not my cup ‘o tea!  Far too sheer, intentionally or unintentionally!

  5. Miss J

    Sort of reminds me of OPI’s speckled polishes, but very sheer. I’ll stick with my OPI Warm & Fozzie, and…that other one…forget what it’s called.

  6. I think that over a nude nailpolish this will look amazing! On its own…hmm, bit too sheer for me!
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  7. Avatar of Carolina ac_palma

    Uhoh, that looks like it had so much potential but somehow got derailed. Perhaps with the four coats… still, a definite Leave It.

  8. I would never pay that much for a sheer, gold nail polish. I don’t even buy high-end polishes–but if I were to, it had better be a very unique shade!

  9. Avatar of Brittany bulletwitch93

    This looks just like Wet N Wild nail polish in Shield. It has the same light gold color with coppery and silvery flecks in it. The only difference to me is the that the Wet N Wild one is opaque in 2 coats.

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      @bulletwitch93 I have a WnW polish (it’s pretty olld, so it doesn’t have a name) that is nearly identical to this, even in the sheerness. I also have some fine red glitter from Claire’s (clearance), so I’m wondering if I can dupe this…

  10. BeautyJunkySarah

    Maybe it is intended as a top coat to Amazonia ( the green nail polish you just switched yesterday). There should also be some cracking nail polish in this collection but I think those are not that ones, right?

    •  @BeautyJunkySarah Yeah, these aren’t the set of polishes they have (I think it’s either a leather or crocodile effect). If it was a top coat, I wish Dior would specify it as such!

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      @BeautyJunkySarah That may actually be really pretty.

    •  @BeautyJunkySarah well it would certainly couldn’t do that particular shade any harm ;0)  and it might actually look really great!

      • BeautyJunkySarah

        @wwendalynne After reading what is posted for Amazonia, I was laughingoslo much that the next day I had to read it again! But yes, why not, together they may look prettier as they don’t achieve that alone ;-) Maybe Christine could swatch this gold shade on Amazonia for us?

        •  @BeautyJunkySarah  LoL!  I know!  I was chucking over all the toilet humour myself!!!!  So low brow of us, but too freaking funny and appropriate!!!!  

  11. Zuzu91

    This looks like Chanel Delight although the latter is more opaque. 

  12. Avatar of Simone simone lymbery

    Saw these at debenhams the other day nice colours… but i am not sure about the price here in UK they are 18 pounds each… 

  13. The red glitter makes me think a little bit about Butter London’s West End Wonderland. I love golds :)

  14. Joni

    I personally love how sheer it is! I would definitely buy this.

  15. Hope

    butter london west end wonderland is a gold glitter with red sparkles! 

  16. Ooh, it’s very sheer. And the reddish glitter is very different. But I guess it works…. I’m not sure yet ;-)

  17. this is such a gorgeous polish

  18. This is great, good holographic finish. Such a good idea to state the One Night Only, I like that!

  19. Why do I feel like you could find something this sheer and this gold in a drugstore? Not a fan, personally.