Dior has given Vernis a formula make-over, transforming original shades as well as several completely new shades, into gel-effect polishes. They’re seriously lush! I have fallen for one colour in particular which I’ll show at the bottom of the post, but you know when you see a colour and it just shouts at you? Well, that.
To make Dior Vernis Gel Coat, Dior has used a techno-polymer derived from laminated glass technology to ensure that the polish is literally as smooth as glass. The brush has also had a little make-over (although I liked the old one!) so that it is now a perfect ‘squoval’ shape which makes applying much easier – especially if you’re not great at getting a professional looking finish.
Okay, so here is my Dior Vernis Gel Coat obsession – Pandore! It’s an absolute smack of red with orange undertones that makes it very flattering on my skin tone – I was wearing a blue stone ring and it made the blue absolutely pop!
It’s interesting to see how much has changed since 1962 when the above Dior ad, illustrated by Renee Gruau, was first published – the bottles are completely different although I would love to have an original bottle to add to my collection. That bow label is very, very cute.
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So, what you need to know is that Dior Vernis Gel Coat launches in May, at the same time as Fluid Sticks, in 21 shades. They’ll cost £18.50 each. I had a manicure by Dior’s new nail designer, Anatoile Rainey, so I have to admit my nails are looking particularly good, so I’ll swatch up the ‘it’ shades (Pandore, Aventure, Wonderland and Mirage) and see how I get along. So far, results are spectacularly shiny and intense.
I’m going to do a behind the scenes post (because we didn’t spend 24 hours staring at polish!) later in the week.
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