Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Nails the Color of Hollywood Red

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium red cream with mostly neutral undertones. If pressed, I’d say blue-based but it’s very, very neutral. There’s a very fine ruby shimmer that’s really not visible in most lighting conditions. Frankly, I didn’t even know it existed until I was editing photos. Cult Nails Evil Queen is a smidgen lighter. China Glaze Poinsettia is not as rich. Chanel Rouge Carat is darker, bluer-based, and has more noticeable shimmer. Zoya Sooki is similar. Zoya Tamsen is very comparable. Butter London Pillar Box Red is a smidgen darker. MAC Touch of Red is lighter and warmer.

The formula is thin but not watery, and while the color looks opaque in two coats, under brighter lighting (like flash), it’s not quite–there is a shadow of visible nail line.  Because of the thinner formula, three coats is do-able and doesn’t feel too thick or take forever to dry.  It even dries down to a nice, shiny finish that doesn’t have to have a top coat, but it does look a little better with one.  I typically get a week of wear with Dior’s polishes with no chipping and only minor tip wear.

P.S. — I know a few readers asked for brush photos, so, the ever-lovely Musings of a Muse has some! :)

The Glossover

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product

Marilyn

A-
This is a beautiful color that really evokes a feeling of glamorous Hollywood--from the classic color to the vintage packaging.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Dior, $26.00 in October 2012.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Cult Nails Evil Queen is a smidgen lighter. China Glaze Poinsettia is not as rich. Chanel Rouge Carat is darker, bluer-based, and has more noticeable shimmer. Zoya Sooki is similar. Zoya Tamsen is very comparable. Butter London Pillar Box Red is a smidgen darker. MAC Touch of Red is lighter and warmer.

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14 thoughts on “Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wheeee… okay, so it’s the black and the red then!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    I wear absolutely every nail polish color out there, except this shade of red. It’s screams old lady to me.

    Btw, I can see some major VNL in these pictures :P

  3. Forget about the color, how amazing is that bottle? Love it! :-D

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    It’s such a classic red, and the packaging is gorgeous. I’d wear it :)

  5. Elysia

    Christine, just wondering, because I almost never see a product get 5/5 in packaging, what are you looking for when grading a product on packaging?

    • Cardboard + rubberized packaging most typically get 5/5, but it will depend on other things, too. I look at functionality, durability, placement, mirrors (or no mirror), material, etc.

  6. red is always beautiful. İf it is also dior, definitely gorgeous!

  7. Nice, classic shade! I still think I’ll get the black polish in this collection, I already own reds I’m very happy with (like OPI Vodka & Caviar).

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of caitlin cait

    Wow, you convinced me on buying the black and now I think I need the red. Stunning colour and such a lovely bottle <3

  9. kari

    this is such a gorgeous color, and i’ve liked just about all their shades they’ve come out with… but am i the only one who doesn’t like the bottle? haha

  10. Samantha Bousquet

    I really love the packaging the of these nail polishes ! At first it looked like some sort of pigment to me , but now looking closer, I realize that it’s nail polish! I’m DEFINITELY putting this on my Christmas list this year :).

  11. Violet

    Everytime I see this new packaging, I think it’s a perfume.

  12. I can totally image Marilyn wearing this shade!