Duri’s new Back To Classics collection for spring/summer 2011 is comprised of twelve new colors all inspired by “The Classics”.
There are six colors for spring and six for summer and they are:
- Romeo and Juliet – Pale pink
- Release My Heart – Pale apricot/pink
- Don’t Think Twice – Deep grey
- Almost In Love – Light pink
- Forget Me Never – Medium pink
- The Renaissance – Medium lavender
- Mona Lisa Smile – Off-white
- To Be Or Not To Be – Taupe/grey
- Taming of the Shrew – Bright cherry red
- Tudor Rose – Deep red/pink
- Pocketful of Rainbows – Medium mauve
- Lavender The Magnificent – Deep royal purple
I have been a big Duri fan for quite awhile now because they make some really amazing colors and their formula is most excellent. I LOVE the new(ish) bottles also!
Mona Lisa Smile
Mona Lisa Smile is an off-white creme. This applied really streaky at first, but after three coats it was pretty even and opaque. I know what you’re thinking. Is it a dupe for Illamasqua Load? Not a dupe but extremely similar. This one leans more on the white, less on the yellow side, but they are very close. Both were streaky, but evened out after three coats.
To Be Or Not To Be
To Be Or Not To Be is a grey/taupe hybrid with very subtle green/pink/blue shimmer. You can really only see the shimmer up close and it doesn’t translate that well on the nail. But you can tell it’s not a creme from the photo. This is a really nice color and was opaque in two coats.
To Be Or Not To Be macro
The Renaissance is a very vivid medium lavender with blue and pink shimmer. The shimmer in this one is also pretty subtle. The color is very pretty, it’s a really nice blue-ish purple and looks amazing in person. Love it. This was opaque in two coats.
The Renaissance macro
Forget Me Never
Forget Me Never is a very bright fun pink creme. It’s super shiny and really quite pretty. This was Valentine’s Day mani actually! It was a little streaky so I used three coats.
Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew is a BRIGHT cool-toned cherry red creme. Gorgeous, it flowed like butta! This was two coats but I could have used three to cover the nail line a little better.
While I only saw five of the twelve colors, I liked all the ones I tested. I really think Duri deserves a lot more attention because in my opinion they are one of the best nail polish brands out there and I don’t see them being talked about as much as they should be! Also for the price, they are GREAT quality!
As the name implies, these colors are more “classical” than groundbreaking so I didn’t expect there to be any really outlandish colors we have never seen. I am happy with the ones I saw 🙂
Availability: Duri’s website: They do have stores you can find them in both in US and Internationally if you look under “Locations” on their site.
What do you think about these and have you tried Duri yet?