Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Or Divin (221) Nail Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is the brand’s take on your traditional holiday gold, which is part of its recently launched holiday collection. It’s new but limited edition. Or Divin is a pale yellow gold with a part metallic, part shimmer finish. It’s a bit warmer compared to NARS Versailles but much paler and less orange compared to Chanel Gold Lame.

You can see the threads of gold shimmer running through the color as well as visible brush strokes. I used two coats, and there was a fair amount of visible nail line; a third coat would have softened it still, but I don’t think it would have eliminated it. The color didn’t apply as evenly as I would have liked; it seemed to sheer out as it was pulled, even with waiting between coats.

Dior’s formula wears a week on me with minor tip wear but no chipping. The brush is larger than the average brush, and it’s tapered at the top, which works if you have larger nail beds, but if you have really petite ones, you may find it difficult. I like it, and it makes it easy to avoid too many brush strokes and do one or two pulls per nail.

The Glossover


Or Divin

I wasn't impressed by the color payoff or the general application for Or Divin. It's nice that it has a less metallic finish than many holiday golds, and it's not as orange-toned, so cooler complexions would be able to wear this one, too.











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Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $22.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It's a bit warmer compared to NARS Versailles but much paler and less orange compared to Chanel Gold Lame.

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12 thoughts on “Dior Or Divin Vernis / Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love the colour of this polish, too bad about the brush strokes though, that’s really annoying.

  2. Hey Christine, do you have any pictures of what the brush looks like for those of us who have never actually seen a Dior nail polish?

    Thanks. :)

  3. AnGeLwInGz

    This color is gorgeous. I’m still on the fence about it though. I hate having to apply more than 2 coats, and Dior polishes are so TINY. It’s the only brand I’ve ever used up an entire bottle of. Not to mention the fact that they’ve gone from $20-$22 in a year’s time. Will have to go to Nordie’s and check it out. Thanks for the review!

  4. It’s nice on you, but too pale for me.

  5. Belladonna

    I like the color a lot! $22 is expensive though, especially since I feel like it’s an easy dupe…

  6. Leila

    It seems quite similar to Essie’s Shifting( or Shift?) Power. Worth looking into as a cheaper alternative.

    For polishes like this, I would put an neutral opaque colour underneath, like whites, beiges or pale pinks, to give a solid base colour. Eliminates visible nail line too, if that’s bothersome to some people. It’s surprising how it can improve many colours like this, expecially pearly colours!

  7. Roza

    Love it in certain light!!! And loving your shorter nails:)

  8. summerblue

    Looks almost exactly like China Glaze Midnight Kiss from last year, except, possibly, a tad more yellow. MK has terrific coverage. One of my all time favs — I bought 4! :) Even if the coverage of this was sterling, I would never spend this ridiculous amount of money for a nail polish unless it was for a very special occasion like a wedding.

  9. wow, I really love this one! I think it would look very good on my ├╝ber pale hands :) just like a cool different shimmer polish!

  10. Janis

    I love this color!

  11. Janis

    I have this polish and I must say that the color is simply divine! It is different from all the gold I’ve ever seen. It is a yellowish tone, very chic. I have very fair skin and looks great, very chic. I like to combine with red nail polish on my feet. Two coats are sufficient to cover my nails and get an intense color.