New this fall from Dior is a collection of purple Vernis called Les Violets Hypnotiques.
This collection is limited edition and exclusive to Nordstrom (at least in the US). It contains three new purple shades: two shimmers and a creme.
Something about Dior polishes can be irresistible to me, even more so than Chanel. I don’t love the brushes (super wide), don’t love how small they are and definitely don’t love the price. BUT I find myself gravitating towards them season after season. Especially during the fall…
The three shades are: Shadow, Poison and Orchid (a plum creme which I didn’t purchase).
Shadow, Poison (no flash)
Shadow Poison (flash)
You will notice that Shadow is obviously super shimmery. Poison looks to be a deep purple creme until you turn the flash on. Then you see very subtle silver micro-glitter bits. But SUUUUUUUPER subtle even in good lighting.
Shadow is a very rich purple base with heavy red and purple shimmer. This is one that really glows and is so pretty. I love purples mixed with red shimmer. The formula was fan-freakin-tastic. Super creamy and easy to apply, and nearly covered in one coat, but I used two.
Funny thing about that brush is I am finding I like it more and more. I get better, more even and rounded coverage around my cuticle area than with other brushes that have a flat cut across the tip. So therefore less clean-up in the end for me.
Poison is a very dark vampy purple with really fine and subtle silver micro-glitter. I previously saw swatches of this one, which is why I ordered it, but it looks much darker in person than the swatches I saw. It’s really nearly black, and as mentioned, it mostly looks like a creme. It’s a nice shade, but not nearly as unique or pretty as Shadow.
The formula though was just as good, and just two coats.
Overall: Both have an excellent formula but Shadow is the one I feel is worth the money.
Availability: Nordstrom exclusives and LE.
Pricing: $23.00 for 0.33 oz (sob).
Do you like Shadow and Poison, or are they just too damn expensive?
Note: Honestly I have no clue if they are cruelty free or not. Some places say yes, some no.