Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dior Vernis Couture Effect Gel Spring 2014 Bonheur 661, Milly 237, Mirage 338, Victoire 758, Wonderland 575 - Swatch and Review

Press sample
This post has been so so long in the making! I finally have my thoughts and swatches for some of the Dior Vernis Gel Effect shades released Spring 2014. I had swatched them all back when they arrived, but I wasn't happy with the swatches! The formula didn't play nicely with the base coat and the colors didn't photograph accurately for me. I spent so much time trying to color correct in the editing phase that I finally gave up. Then of course my husband loosing his job and us having to sell our home and relocate across the country just got me all off balance. Happy to be feeling more settled in our new home and I've been able to upgrade my photography setup with a new camera and new lighting! Yippee! So finally - I give you Dior Vernis!!
Dior Vernis Couture Effect Gel Spring 2014

Discover the new-generation Dior Vernis and its ingenious formula that plays up the gel effect.
Shine. "Gel Coat" resins with intense purity combined with a techno-polymer transform each coat of lacquer into a film as smooth and shiny as glass.
Hold. Enriched with organic silicon, the new Dior Vernis strengthens the nail surface for extra-long wear. The techno-polymer creates a seamless bond between the nail and the lacquer. For really long staying power.
Smart. Softer, longer, and flat with a rounded tip, the user-friendly design of the new Dior Vernis brush ensures flawless application - even for beginners.
Colour. Colour creation draws inspiration from the colour charts of the couture collections, boasting a sweeping range that includes Iconic shades emblematic of Dior, It-shades on the pulse of fashion, bold Statement shades you can't resist, and the Essentials, those timeless basics.
Feed your colour addiction with the new Dior Vernis, formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates or camphor.
Dior-Gel-Bonheur-661-Swatch
Dior Bonheur 661 - Bright blue leaning pink with a hint of hidden shimmer. A pop of color for sure.
Dior-Gel-Bonheur-661-Swatch
 I didn't have any problems with formula or application when applied on bare nail. My previous attempt (not shown) were over Diorlisse ridge filler base coat and that didn't go well. I have an older one and perhaps this new Gel formula isn't compatible with the older base coat. All swatches here are without any base coat.
Dior-Gel-Bonheur-661-Swatch
 I needed 3 coats for full opacity. Perfectly self leveling and dries to high gloss shine. No base or top coat here.
Dior-Gel-Milly-237-Swatch
 Dior Milly 237 - Vibrant apricot orange with a hidden shimmer.
Dior-Gel-Milly-237-Swatch
 I found Milly to be a tad thicker and less self leveling as Bonheur. I have 3 cts and Dior Top Coat here. Beside needing a top coat to look smooth and shiny, I had no issues with formula and application.
Dior-Gel-Milly-237-Swatch

Dior-Gel-Wonderland-575-Swatch
Dior Wonderland 575 -  Juicy bright watermelon pink with ever so slight shimmer.
Dior-Gel-Wonderland-575-Swatch

Dior-Gel-Wonderland-575-Swatch
 Same wonderful formula as Bonheur. A jelly/creme hybrid, 3 cts for full opacity. Perfectly self leveling and super high gloss finish. No top coat here.
Dior-Gel-Mirage-338-Swatch
 Dior Mirage 338 - Beautiful african violet shade of purple.
Dior-Gel-Mirage-338-Swatch
 Love love this purple! This was my pedi color for most of the Summer!
Dior-Gel-Mirage-338-Swatch
 Perfect formula, opaque in 2 cts, no top coat here.
Dior-Gel-Victoire-758-Swatch
 Dior Victoire 758 - Classic red with visible gold shimmer.
Dior-Gel-Victoire-758-Swatch
 Such a beautiful red. The shimmer in the bottle does translate to the nail but it isn't in your face, it's  a classy and subtle shimmer.
Dior-Gel-Victoire-758-Swatch

I love the new gel-like formula, it glides on with great staying power. I really love the improved brush design. It's got the same rounded tip but sleeker, softer and better. Makes application effortless!
Do you have any of the new formula Dior Gels? Which is your favorite?

Dior Vernis Gel Effect are $25 and can be found at Dior.com, and on counters worldwide.
All the best, 
Victoria 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

16 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! I love how despite being a Spring collection, none of these is a pale pastel that will wash me out. I love Mirage the most - will look in the Dior counter next month, when I have some money lol.

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  2. These are beautiful. I'm glad you got these to work for you finally and you're all settled in.

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  3. Oh my gosh, these swatches are beautiful! What camera did you upgrade to? I'm in the market for a new one, and I'm thinking of going with a Cannon T3i. These polishes are so pretty, perfect for summer!

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  4. They have a new brush?! Wow, that is marvelous: the old one was so stiff and wide it was more like a spatula.....! Beautiful swatches, I like Victoire and Bonheur a lot <3

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  5. These are SO SO SO GORGEOUS!!! Your swatches are flawless!

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  6. Mirage and Victoire ♥ gorgeous swatches, just perfect!

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  7. The hoarder in me wants all of these even though I'm pretty sure I have ones similar at home. LOL

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  8. These are really pretty, I don't have any Diors but that might have to change!

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  9. Wonderland is stunning!! I also love Mirage and Victoire (though I would prefer the latter if the shimmer was as apparent as in the bottle.) All of them are very beautiful!

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  10. Gorgeous swatches! I really love Wonderland!

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