Dior Apparat Vernis / Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Apparat Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Apparat Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Apparat (871) Nail Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a new and limited edition shade in time for the holidays.  The bottle of Apparat doesn’t look like it does in the promotional photos, but it doesn’t look like the bottle color on the nails either. The resulting color on the nails is actually comparable to what one would have expected, based on the promotional photos, so I guess it works out in the end.

In the bottle, it has a very coppery burgundy brown look. On nails, it’s a deep red with ruby and gold shimmer and a slightly metallic finish. The metallic finish enables some brush strokes to be seen, but it’s very subtle and barely noticeable in natural light. I wish the golden shimmer danced a little more in the light than it actually does; it reads less like something special as it does just a shimmery garnet hue. The color is reminiscent of Zoya Karina but with finer shimmer.

Dior’s formula wears a week on me with minor tip wear but no chipping. Apparat had a really nice, even flow and it was opaque in almost one coat, though I did two for good measure. 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.

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Dior Apparat Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Apparat Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Apparat Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Apparat Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Apparat Vernis / Nail Lacquer


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nawi Avatar

I like the colour but I have bought dior polishes before and I just can’t apply wel with the brush so I am not going to purchuse dior anymore.
Does any one else have the same probleem? With Chanel I can very easily apply

Shannon Avatar

I own this polish and I don’t know if it’s just my skin tone but it is way darker on me. Much more burgundy than red. I’d say the last photo is the most accurate.

dom Avatar

great color, but i was hoping to see a bit more of the gold accent. i’m not very familiar with polish but i thought it was a duochrome, so it was a nice surprise to see such a rich, earthy red (which i like1)

Angela Avatar

Do you happen to have a tutorial for painting your nails? I am always amazed at how pristine your polish looks and how the edges are so nice and clean.

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