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! 🙂