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: in September

Pricing: $5.00 each

So what do you think about this collection?


Written by Kelly
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