Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis Review, Photos, Swatches

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Nails the Color of Hollywood Red

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium red cream with mostly neutral undertones. If pressed, I’d say blue-based but it’s very, very neutral. There’s a very fine ruby shimmer that’s really not visible in most lighting conditions. Frankly, I didn’t even know it existed until I was editing photos. Cult Nails Evil Queen is a smidgen lighter. China Glaze Poinsettia is not as rich. Chanel Rouge Carat is darker, bluer-based, and has more noticeable shimmer. Zoya Sooki is similar. Zoya Tamsen is very comparable. Butter London Pillar Box Red is a smidgen darker. MAC Touch of Red is lighter and warmer.

The formula is thin but not watery, and while the color looks opaque in two coats, under brighter lighting (like flash), it’s not quite–there is a shadow of visible nail line.  Because of the thinner formula, three coats is do-able and doesn’t feel too thick or take forever to dry.  It even dries down to a nice, shiny finish that doesn’t have to have a top coat, but it does look a little better with one.  I typically get a week of wear with Dior’s polishes with no chipping and only minor tip wear.

P.S. — I know a few readers asked for brush photos, so, the ever-lovely Musings of a Muse has some! 🙂

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Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis
Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis

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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 wear absolutely every nail polish color out there, except this shade of red. It’s screams old lady to me.

Btw, I can see some major VNL in these pictures 😛

Cardboard + rubberized packaging most typically get 5/5, but it will depend on other things, too. I look at functionality, durability, placement, mirrors (or no mirror), material, etc.

this is such a gorgeous color, and i’ve liked just about all their shades they’ve come out with… but am i the only one who doesn’t like the bottle? haha

I really love the packaging the of these nail polishes ! At first it looked like some sort of pigment to me , but now looking closer, I realize that it’s nail polish! I’m DEFINITELY putting this on my Christmas list this year :).

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