Duri Wine Tasting Party Collection for Fall 2011 Swatches & Review

Are you a wine fanatic? If so you might love the colors in the new Duri Wine Tasting Party Collection for fall 2011.

The collection definitely isn’t one I would classify as unique or mind-blowing. It’s pretty subdued and fairly predictable. Most are reds but there is one color that I truly am mesmerized by!

The formula was not as consistent as Duri usually is for me. It could be because a few of these were jelly-like consistencies. I found the shimmery one and creme ones to be the best smoothest formula.

Duri Grape Swirl
Grape Swirl

Grape Swirl is the color I mentioned above as being the one I absolutely love in this collection. The color is a dusted greyed out grape purple with blue and green and pink shimmer and a very slight frost. This was like I expect Duri’s formula to be. Totally buttery smooth and almost applied itself. This was two coats.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a bright apple red jelly. This is super shiny.  The formula was on the thin side and I used three coats but you can still see slight nail line.

Duri Dragontini

Dragontini is a dark reddish purple creme. Also super shiny. The formula was nice with this one, good coverage in just two coats.

Cognac XO

Cognac XO is a burnt orange/red creme. This is a fairly interesting color I think. I like that it’s not red not orange but a cross and with some brown in it. I actually like it! The formula was really good, just two coats.

Duri Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a deep red jelly. Again all these are really shiny! But it’s not all that unique looking to me. This was thinner, three coats and not complete coverage.

Duri Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is very similar to Pinot Noir to my eye but a little deeper with more brown. I had issue with the formula here though. It was very thin and sheer and never quite got evened out. This is three coats here and you can see how uneven it looks. It appears a lot deeper in the bottle than it applies on the nail.


If you love reds then this might be a great collection for you. If you are looking for something unusual and different, maybe not so much. The color here that stands out for me is Grape Swirl.

Availability: Duri.com in September

Pricing: $5.00 each

So what do you think about this collection?


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  • August 25, 2011


  • August 25, 2011

    Four reds?! *puts on “Son, I am disappoint” face*

  • August 25, 2011

    I’m digging Dragontini. Hmm…but there are so many reds in this collection. Well, at least they’re really shiny.
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  • August 25, 2011

    I’m not one to buy a whole collection, necessarily, but I love Cognac XO & Grape Swirl a whole lot!
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  • August 25, 2011

    I think I need Dragontini….Grape Swirl reminds me of China Glaze- Grape Juice, or maybe C C Courage?
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  • August 25, 2011

    Now that’s a lot of reds in one collection. :) Grape Swirl is nice though.
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  • August 25, 2011

    Pretty amazing I find you blogging folks – I never heard of this brand of polish before. Not a problem for me that there are so many reds in this collection. I would expect it based on a collection of wines – guess there could have been more plums/burgandys. But being a major red polish lover, I never have too many reds. Fuchsia is my go to color in the main year where I live that my toes are out – spring, summer and fall – but come winter – esp – I am all about my red collection. Funny too – after this current collection I have that has been ongoing for about 27 yrs now, I have far more reds than any other shade. They never go out of style. Because of blogs now – I don’t think I will ever be able to part like I use to with massive amounts of my stash ever again. Also seeing what they go for on the secondary market if I make a toss mistake makes me cry!

  • August 25, 2011

    My fave are are Grape Swirl and ~strangely~ Cognac XO. I say strangely because this isn’t my kind of color usually. Do I see pinkish undertones in Cognac XO or is it your camera?

  • August 25, 2011

    Cognac XO is the only one really calling to me….thanks for sharing!
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  • August 25, 2011

    Dragontini and Pinot Noir look so gorgeous!

  • August 25, 2011

    Grape Swirl & Dragontini are my favorites. I don’t own any of this brand. Must get some.

  • August 25, 2011

    Grape Swirl looks so pretty!

  • August 25, 2011

    Grape Swirl is really nice but the rest I can easily live without.
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  • August 26, 2011

    oo must have grape swirl! maybe dragontini

  • August 26, 2011

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Grape Swirl!! Not sure on the rest, I have a love/hate thing with jellies. Can’t wait to check them out at my local dusty though.

  • August 26, 2011

    Loving grape swirl! Anywhere you know of where this brand is available in stores?

  • August 27, 2011

    grape swirl looks like a dupe for zoya’s nimue from the mirrors collection. cheaper too! :)

  • August 28, 2011

    grape swirl made my heart beat fast! wanttttt
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  • August 30, 2011

    I love Duri! For me, Duri is right up there with Zoya. Formula is usually impeccable.
    Any chance for a Zoya Nimune(?) vs. Duri Grape Swirl comparison? :)