Dior – Vernis in Poison Blue (comparison to Chanel’s Blue Satin)
Move over Blue Satin, I’m ready to rock Dior’s Poison Blue ($19.00). Chanel’s Blue Satin catches the light of camera flash well, because it manages to pick up on a touch of shimmer that you cannot see whatsoever in real life. Poison Blue is this gorgeous dark blue-black shade that adds drama to nails, and it has a definite duo-nature to them. Indoors, the color is nearly black with blue undertones, while in sunlight, the blue tones stand out more.
There is no shimmer to this polish, it is more of a high glossy finish. I wore my Dior manicure for a week through moving apartments, and it held up amazingly. This stuff just would not chip, and it was really hard to even try and chip it myself (hey, I like to test polish durability). Despite packing boxes, unpacking them, assembling/disassembling, etc., I hardly had any tip wear either (say what?!). This is reason enough to opt for Dior Poison Blue over Blue Satin!
While Blue Satin has a thicker consistency than Poison Blue (thinner), Poison Blue is also glossier in its finish than Blue Satin. Personally, I preferred the consistency of Poison Blue, because it allowed me to do my dutiful two coats of polish without feeling like I might be wasting some (at $19 a pop, I don’t want to waste a drop), whereas Chanel’s was thicker to the point where one coat was almost enough, but I prefer two coats to maximize durability and lasting power. The picture above shows half a nail swatched with Chanel’s Blue Satin with the right half in Dior’s Poison Blue–just remember, the shimmer in Blue Satin is not visible with indoor light, and it better be a bright, sunny day if you want to see it at all!