Dior Shadow Nail Lacquer
A Deep Purple Emerges from the Shadows
Dior Shadow Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as an “intense, shimmering purple.” It’s a dark eggplant purple with flecks of coppery red shimmer. Cult Nails Spontaneous is lighter. MAC Festive Finery is duller, slightly lighter, and has a cream finish. Cult Nails Enigmatic is browner. China Glaze Urban-Night has a stronger red undertone. You might be remembering Bobbi Brown Twilight from yesterday, but while both are dark, purple-ish shades, Shadow is much more of a purple-eggplant without all of the brown that Twilight had.
This is a Nordstrom-exclusive shade that launched with the retailer’s Anniversary sale, but it’s still available. Shadow was opaque after two coats, and the formula wasn’t too thick or too thin. It applied easily and evenly, without pooling along the sides or bubbling up. Dior has a wider, curved brush, which has made it easier to apply polish for me, but I could see those with narrower nail beds having more difficulty. I liked that the shimmer in this one was bright enough to actually show up even in low light. I typically get a week of wear without chipping, just minor tip wear, with Dior’s formula.