This month, Julep released the Riviera Collection in the Julep…
I’ll be honest, I haven’t done my nails in over a month. But when the four new shades of Dior Vernis from the Fall 2015 Cosmopolite collection ($31 CAD, $27 USD) showed up at my door, it was a good excuse to finally give myself a mani!
This was my first experience with Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer. As I unboxed these little bottles, I definitely liked the shape (I prefer square bottles over round for storage reasons), and I loved the heft of the packaging.
“This advanced nail formula provides glassy, long-wearing shine. A precision brush applies the ideal amount of polish in a single sweep, allowing for a smooth application, vibrant color intensity, and a perfect finish.”
Each bottle has a removable chrome cap with a “CD” symbol on top. The brush is wide but not too wide, and slightly curved at the tip to fit snugly against the bottom of the nail bed.
001 MIROIR is a light silver chrome with a very reflective “mirror” finish.
Shown above wearing 2 coats, this can be a bit tricky to apply if you aren’t careful. Use a light, steady hand.
701 METROPOLIS is a forest green with very subtle shimmer.
This one was a bit more sheer than most shades I have tried. I definitely needed the two coats I am wearing above. The colour though, it is so pretty!
791 DARLING BLUE is a bright royal blue shimmer.
This was quite easily my favourite. Not super sheer, but definitely warrants 2 coats. I currently have this on my toes and it’s 4 days in and counting with no chips.
785 COSMOPOLITE is a burgundy light maroon colour.
This is the creamiest, most opaque of all. I’m on day 5 of wear on my nails and still no chips! It’s fairly high shine and definitely only needs 1 coat (even though I have on 2 in the photo above).
So my first experience was a good one! The formula is nice, not too thin or goopy. It levels out perfectly and applies smooth. And that brush is AMAZING.
Grab the limited edition Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer at Sephora now OR at Dior counters this month.