Dior Diva Diorific Vernis Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis
Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

She’s a True Diva!

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deep, dark black with just a hint of brown and multi-colored flecks of shimmer in fuchsia, gold, and bronze. China Glaze Midtown Magic is browner and has more shimmer. Dior Czarina Gold is also browner and has a lot more shimmer–also has a few bits of green sparkle. Chanel Strong almost similar in natural light, but it has a berry tone to it.

Now this shade is one that just might be worth picking up to get your hands on the packaging and feel good about doing so.  I think the way it looks in the bottle is gorgeous–all dark and foreboding with lots and lots of shimmer catching the light.  More importantly, it performs beautifully.  The consistency is just right, so it’s not so thick that it pools or bubbles, but it’s not so thin that you have to sacrifice pigmentation. It’s fully opaque after two coats, and it dries down a bit faster than average and finishes with a natural shine.  (For really glossy nails, I would still use a top coat.)  I typically get a full week of wear out of Dior’s polishes with no chipping and just minor tip wear.  It’s not a cinch to apply with the little cap of a handle, but at least what’s inside the bottle is quite nice.

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! 🙂

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Dior Diva Diorific Vernis
Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis
Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis
Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis
Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis
Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

Dior Diva Diorific Vernis
Dior Diva Diorific Vernis

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is beautiful. I usually stay away from dark polish because I think it makes my hands look old. However, I think I have to have this one. It’s so different and the shimmer makes me think it’ll work for me.

This is beautiful. I would never where a full-on black polish, but this? This I would wear. And you’re right Christine, the packaging is beautiful.

It looks just blackened brown in normal lighting conditions with a couple stray sparkles. Glad the quality has been upgraded from the last polish, but this color. :/

FYI– I think you accidentally kept the “subject line” from the prior Dior Vernis entry here. Same with the previous MAC post (which still has the same subject line from your review of the pigments).

Thanks for reviewing! This is the product I was/am most looking forward to from the collection. I like the delicate shimmer in comparison to the others you listed.

I usually stay away from the dark nail polishes because I’m so fair skinned, but I really think this would look good with just about any skin tone. The bronze/purple would pick up on any skin color and play down the black. I think I kind of need this! (My wallet is hiding from me!)

Thank you Christine! I’ll definitely be picking this one up. The packaging is gorgeous but I needed a unique polish also and this fits the bill. I had purchased Estee Lauder’s tempstuous (I think that might have been a Nordstrom’s exclusive color) and it is a much more cool color with a base that leans very dark gray. This looks like it leans much warmer. Love it!

Wonderful, wonderful!!!. Just brilliant!!. I was hoping for this shade not to be such a deception as Diorling, but as soon as you said it does perform beautifully, then I assumed IT WILL BE MINE!!!!!. Just another wonderful review from Christine to keep in mind. Thanks so much for your lovely, hard work!!!

WOW, I am LOVING this so much, it’s freaking gorgeous, kinda mysterious and dark! The last thing in the world I (thought) I needed was another polish especially a dark or sparkly one but OMG I just must have this, I’m dying!!!

oh christine!!! this is AMAZING!!! do you know if and when they’ll be released in australia and how much they’ll be? (im assuming the same amount as a chanel polish, which is $39/40) thank you!!!

I have no idea 🙁 The info I have is just for U.S. (and most likely applies to Canada, though not the pricing). Do you normally get Dior’s seasonal collections? If so, you should see some of this head your way. These are about 10-15% more expensive than the regular polishes!

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