Dior Vernis Camel 622 (Mitzah Collection Fall 2011)
|October 12, 2011||Posted by peach_ under Dior, Limited Edition|
Camel is the lighter of the two nail polishes in the Dior Mitzah Collection, alongside Ebony. I find it odd that a color inspired by leopard print be named after a desert-dwelling animal, but to be fair, the fur of the mammal is representative of the shade.
I’d previously mentioned that Dior Safari Beige is a great neutral color for those with cool-toned skin. I’m happy to say that Camel serves the same purpose for warm-toned hands, and I find it much more complementary to my yellow-based skin.
Dior Camel is a warm-toned, tanned beige creme with the usual hidden shimmer that gives it depth. It reminds me not of a camel, but of caramel. From the promotional photos, I was expecting a buttery, yellow-beige shade, but instead, it has a more tanned, reddish undertone.
The formula is what I’d come to expect from a Dior Vernis: creamy and opaque in 2 coats, with a thicker consistency compared to polishes from other brands. I have to note that Camel lasted a week of wear while I was on a road trip in the mountains last week, during which I was rougher on my hands than usual.
Camel ($22) is limited edition and sold exclusively at Sephora in the U.S. and at boutiques and counters in select countries. It was also available in Asia as part of the Spring 2011 Jungle Collection.
By the way, did you notice that it is packaged in a special black and gold box, different from the usual dark blue box? It does feel special, but also very familiar, since the palettes from last year’s Dior Holiday Minaudiere Collection also arrived in boxes styled the exact same way. (But strangely enough, the polishes in that collection did not sport these special boxes.)
Speaking of that Five Golds quint, I haven’t even touched it! Let’s just say I purchased it during a time I LOVED heavy smokey eyes and I would make myself look like a panda everyday. I adore the deep colors in the quint, but since then, I’ve been wearing lighter looks, hence the pristinely untouched palette.
Do you have makeup you purchased but ended up never wearing or even testing?