Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light (207) Vernis / Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a sheer, champagne gold with subtle yellow undertones and then dirty gold and red shimmer. OCC Cruising is more opaque and yellower. Shades like Chanel Diwali are all more brown, less yellow. China Glaze White Cap is more of a white gold.  I couldn’t think of a dupe for this shade, though–the red sparkles do make it different from other potential golds.

After two coats (which is what the swatches show), there’s still a fair amount of visible nail line, and there was still some visible nail line after three coats. You’d need at least four to get more opaque color.  It’s the type of color I think one can get away with as a sheer, and it might even be intended (but without color descriptions, I can’t know, and I’ll err on a lower grade than a higher one), because it has a slightly translucent look even in the bottle.  There are subtle brush strokes in the end result as well.

The consistency was a hair on the thicker side, though it did not impede the application, as it applied fluidly, evenly, and didn’t bubble or pool along the sides of the nail.  I typically get a week of wear out of Dior’s formula.  If you’re unfamiliar with Dior’s lacquer, it does come with a wide, tapered brush, which I’ve had a good experience with but if you have narrower nails, it might be something to consider.

I’m not sure why, but Golden Light is a very confusing shade–namely because there are several name variations. It may be best to know it by its number, 207. Nordstrom lists it as Golden Era, while the press release (and bottle) list it as Golden Light or Or Lumiere. It has been released previously, so if you tend to pick up Dior’s polishes, you may already have it.

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Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Golden Light Vernis / Nail Lacquer

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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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I’d love to see it opaque because it certainly is pretty but for the price and small size of Dior’s polishes  think I’ll skip this one.

Are the swatches with the 3 coats you mentioned in the review?  Because I’m not a fan of how it looks at all, particularly in the first few photos.  If that is 3, then I’m not sure that even 4 will make it opaque. I also think that it makes your fingernails looks a bit of a dirty yellow in that 2nd to last photo. IMO, the look is not worth the price. For me, probably not at any price, even if it were $2-$3.

 @Christine (Temptalia)  Ah, okay. I must have gotten confused by your comment about how there was still a visible nail line “after 3 coats.”  I still don’t like it though. LOL.  Maybe it would be pretty with 4 coats? 5? 15?  ;P

Sort of reminds me of OPI’s speckled polishes, but very sheer. I’ll stick with my OPI Warm & Fozzie, and…that other one…forget what it’s called.

Uhoh, that looks like it had so much potential but somehow got derailed. Perhaps with the four coats… still, a definite Leave It.

This looks just like Wet N Wild nail polish in Shield. It has the same light gold color with coppery and silvery flecks in it. The only difference to me is the that the Wet N Wild one is opaque in 2 coats.

@bulletwitch93 I have a WnW polish (it’s pretty olld, so it doesn’t have a name) that is nearly identical to this, even in the sheerness. I also have some fine red glitter from Claire’s (clearance), so I’m wondering if I can dupe this…

Maybe it is intended as a top coat to Amazonia ( the green nail polish you just switched yesterday). There should also be some cracking nail polish in this collection but I think those are not that ones, right?

@wwendalynne After reading what is posted for Amazonia, I was laughingoslo much that the next day I had to read it again! But yes, why not, together they may look prettier as they don’t achieve that alone 😉 Maybe Christine could swatch this gold shade on Amazonia for us?

Saw these at debenhams the other day nice colours… but i am not sure about the price here in UK they are 18 pounds each… 

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