Dior Lady Diorific Vernis
The Lady in White
Dior Lady Diorific Vernis ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a bright, neutral white with metallic shimmer. Urban Decay Love Train is slightly pink-hued. MAC Frayed to Order is also pink-toned and dries to a matte finish. Chanel Pearl Drop is yellow-hued. Nubar Organza is very similar. China Glaze Frosty is similar in base color but it has silvery-white sparkle, so it does not have the metallic finish (or resulting brush strokes).
The most concerning drawback about Lady is its streaky, brush-stroke-riddled finish. It has a slightly thicker consistency, which doesn’t help matters, as it makes for a rather uneven application as the polish had a tendency to dribble to the edges of the nail. There was some leveling but not enough. It’s semi-opaque after two coats but some places looked more semi-sheer. It took a bit longer to dry, and it’s a formula that you need to wait for the first coat to really dry down before applying the next, as it will pull and drag the first coat otherwise. I typically get a week of wear out of Dior’s formula with no chipping, just minor tip wear.
P.S. — I know a few readers asked for brush photos, and I’m working on it, but this is what (usually) happens: I take too long and the review doesn’t go up. So, hoping to snap one next photo/swatch session, but until then, the ever-lovely Musings of a Muse has some! 🙂