Diorific Vernis #128 Winter, #751 Marilyn, #775 Royale, #995 Minuit & Diorific Lipstick swatches from Dior Golden Winter Holiday 2013 Collection

To get us slowly into holiday mood, Dior released four new and one repromoted shades in their cute Diorific bottles which we got to know and adore already last year. Three of the four new shades landed to Germany last week and I played around with these today, to share my thoughts with you.

These look like Christmas decoration rather than nail polishes, aren't they so lovely?  


Diorific Vernis (left to right) #128 Winter, #751 Marilyn, #775 Royale, #995 Minuit

I would like to start with #751 Marilyn, the repromote shade, which was a definite hit last year. It is a classical blue based red, which would bring the Hollywood glamour to all regardless of the skin tone. This has jelly creamy formula but becomes opaque in two coats. The consistency is a little thinner compared to real cremes, therefore a careful application is needed to get clean cuticles.


Diorific Vernis #751 Marilyn

#775 Royale is the pink sister of Marilyn. It is a pinkish red the same crelly (creme/jelly) texture. If you find reds rather boring, you might want to go for a vivid holiday shade with a twist. Royale is opaque in two coats and consistency is the same as Marilyn.


Diorific Vernis #775 Royale

Since Royale appears more red in some lightning, it may look similar to Marilyn. Below I am wearing Marilyn on all fingers but the middle finger, which has Royale on for a comparison.


Diorific Vernis #751 Marilyn vs. #775 Royale (mid finger)

#128 Winter is a sheer white base packed with white shimmer. The shimmer reminds me of snow flecks on a winter landscape. The shade is really very pretty in bottle as well as on the nails. The only problem is the sheerness. After three coats, you can still see the nail line, so if you don't like sheer nail polishes, this one might not be for you. 


Diorific Vernis #128 Winter alone and as top coat on #751 Marilyn, #775 Royale, #995 Minuit

I also tried Winter as a top coat on other polishes in the collection. Below you can see Winter on Royale, Marilyn and Minuit. I think it works as a top coat but much prettier on its own.


Diorific Vernis #128 Winter alone and as top coat on #751 Marilyn, #775 Royale, #995 Minuit

The last one I would like to talk about is #995 Minuit. This one is a love at first side for me. One brush on the nail and I was head over heels. The slightly jelly dark aubergine base is already pretty on its own but together with the red and silver shimmer, which is also visible on the nails, it becomes a truly unique beauty. Minuit has perfect formula and it is opaque in two coats. I found the consistency to be a little thicker therefore better than the other three shades. 


Diorific Vernis #995 Minuit

It is difficult to capture Minuit's true beauty on two dimensions but here is another try with direct sun light hitting on the nails. Needless to say that Minuit is my favorite of the bunch. I am considering a backup of this one.


Diorific Vernis #995 Minuit

Dior also released six new Diorific Lipsticks, which I swatched at the counter. The photo is not very good since I took it with my phone but I would like to share it with you to give you an idea. The shades are: #38 Diva (repromote), #41 Etoile, #042 Winter, #43 Joy, #45 Royale and #46 Minuit. Until now I haven't picked any yet since I would like to take my time and try them out. After swatching them briefly, I can say that #46 Minuit looks like the most unique of the bunch because of its pretty shimmer. #43 Joy looks like a nice nude for me and #45 Royale is worth checking out. #38 Diva is a repromote from last year, which I already own and it is very close to #42 Winter.


Diorific Lipstick Swatches from Golden Winter Collection

Hollywood glamour with Marilyn and Royale, sexy understated vampy Minuit or snow flecks on the nails with Winter? Which one is your favorite Diorific Vernis?

Diorific Vernis #128 Winter, #751 Marilyn, #775 Royale, #995 Minuit


Final thoughts: Royale is a nice alternative to classical red, Winter is the sheer beauty of the holiday season and Minuit is to die for. I love the packaging too. These are now available worldwide, except Royale which seems to be only released in Europe (and Asia?).

Have you checked out Dior Holiday Collection yet?

14 comments

  1. I think Minuit will be the stunner of the collection, both nailpolish and lipstick. And omg, 'crelly', why didn't I think of that before, lol!

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    1. Yes I agree with you on the Minuit!
      LOL, yes crelly! I have seen some nail blogger using it and I think it is the exact word for these type of in between finishes :-)

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  2. Gorgeous swatches, Sara! Now I want Royale even more. I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed by Winter though. It's not what I was expecting at all.

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    1. Yes Winter is nothing for those of us who like coverage on the nails. I am also not a sheer nail polish person so totally understand your point here.

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  3. I have Minuit on my fingers atm! My post is ready but I have no pictures. It's been cloudy here and so without the sun it's hard to really capture it's beauty. Yours are fab! I might consider a back up as well. I'll probably pick up a l/s from this collection but haven't decided yet which. :)

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    1. Me too! I have it since 3 days, love it! So unique and gorgeous, definitely the winner among these here. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Can't wait to read your post on that one too.

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  4. I am a big fan of both Minuit and Royale! Need to swatch Royale on the nails and see how it works :)

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    1. Yes do it! I am sure it will look fab on you. It is a nice pinkish red and you wear reds beautifully!

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  5. Minuit Minuit! *jumping up and down* That is one killer color! So beautiful.

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    1. Killer color! LOL! Yes, that is the word I was searching for! The killer one :-))

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  6. Minuit will be mine! I wasn't thinking about getting any of the lipsticks but your swatches have me interested, I don't think we get this collection until mid November so I'm sure my wish list will get quite big by that time ;)

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    1. Hi Clare,
      I think you picked the best one out. Minuit is sold out here pretty quickly so keep your eyes open ;-)

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  7. I bought Marilyn and Minuit, but I ended up returning Minuit. For the price, I didn't like having to apply three coats for full opacity.

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    1. Hi Aida,
      you needed 3 coats for Minuit? Maybe you had a dud and should have changed it. Once it happened to me by Dior (I guess it was Diablotine and another polish from that release). I read it had full opacity with two coats but mine needed 3-4 coats, I changed it and it was fine.

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