Dior Holiday Collection Golden Shock is now available in Germany and I believe it started popping up at other countries as well. I went to the counter to play with the items and take a few photos. Since I got a few unpleasant experience with my blind 5 Couleurs orders in terms of linear frosty finish (Femme-Fleur) and panda eye creating fall out (Pied-de-Poule), I don't trust buying the new eye shadow formula from Dior without touching it. So my intention was to swatch and take a few photos for you but instead ended up being ditched by a very unfriendly SA at the counter in Breuninger, but... That is a story for the swatch post.
Today I would like to show you the nail polishes from Golden Shock Collection which really shocked me, why? Keep reading...
|Diorific Vernis #001 Golden Shock, #022 Mirror, #241 Gold Equinoxe, #762 Shock and #990 Smoky|
Here is the first shock, beautiful in the bottle, #022 Mirror is not only very sheer and shows visible nail line but the formula is also streaky. Below you can see it with three coats. Nothing more to say about this polish, money wasted. (Shock No.1)
|Diorific Vernis #022 Mirror|
#241 Gold Equinoxe is a beautiful warm gold in the bottle. The color is very unique to my collection so I had to have it. Only today I put it on and have seen the terrible brush strokes and cheap metallic effect. *frowns* Another not that stellar polish from the collection, below it is swatched with two coats, (Shock #2), let's keep searching shall we?
|Diorific Vernis #241 Gold Equinoxe|
#762 Shock has a good formula. Almost with one coat it has a good coverage, below I applied two coats. My only problem with this one is that it is very close to Diorific #751 Marilyn from last year an the year before that. There is a comparison post at the end of this post for ones who wonder how they compare.
|Diorific Vernis #762 Shock|
#990 Smoky is an almost black but not yet eggplant color. I love me a good vamp, always but this one was not that spectacular. Especially after last year's Minuit, which I loved so much. Smoky is a cream, nothing special going on in there. Formula is good, below you can see it with 2 coats.
|Diorific Vernis #990 Smoky|
Then there is the "Golden Shock" Gold Leaf Effect Top Coat in the collection. This one was by far the best piece between the nail polishes. I liked how random the sizes of the golden leaves were and how easy it was to pick them up with a brush and apply them homogeneously on the nail. Below you can see it applied on #990 Smoky.
|Diorific Vernis #001 Golden Shock over #990 Smoky|
I also applied it on #241 Gold Equinoxe and liked the resulting effect. In fact Golden Shock saves #241 Gold Equinoxe in a way, make the brush strokes appear less. The resulting mani is pretty, below you can see one coat of Golden Shock over 2 coats of #Gold Equinoxe.
|Diorific Vernis #001 Golden Shock over #241 Gold Equinoxe|
When I was at the counter, I had to check my own post from last year to make sure I was not buying the same shades again since they repromoted Marylin last year and this year the colors were looking so much like the last two years. Below I swatched almost all the Diorific nail polishes for you. Do you see a pattern? A gold, a white, a blackened vamp and a red. This is what they release for the last three years and I was "shocked" to see that this year's collection wasn't changed a bit.
Shock is a tad brighter than Marilyn, Gold Equinoxe is a little warmer than Diorling, Mirror is very close to Winter, just a tad warmer. Smoky is very unspectacular once compared to #995 Minuit from last year and #901 Dive from one year before. (Shock #3,#4, #5....)
|Diorific Vernis comparisons: #001 Golden Shock, #022 Mirror, #241 Gold Equinoxe, #762 Shock and #990 Smoky|
Final thoughts: I love Diorific nail polishes and I couldn't pass these. Wish I could though since it turned out this year's colors are almost the same with last two years. I started feeling like Dior is cooking the same dinner for us each Christmas. My pick is Golden Shock golden leaf top coat, I think others can be easily skipped, especially if you already own some from last years.
Are you eyeing anything from this collection? Are you also tired of the same packaging/color theme for the third year or is it just me?