Dior Vernis Perfecto 804 (Rock Your Nails Collection Spring 2011)
|October 16, 2011||Posted by peach_ under Dior, Permanent|
Is it really autumn right now? It seems I’ve prematurely pulled out my cold weather ensembles as we’ve been having an unusually warm and humid October. (I’m wearing shorts!) But even under the beaming sun, I’m in the mood for my favorite kind of dark, vampy nail polishes, traditionally fit for cooler temperatures.
Dior must have been in a similar mood. They originally released Perfecto as part of the Spring 2011 Rock Your Nails Collection, forgoing the standard spring palette.
Dior Perfecto applies much darker than the bottle color as a near-black grey creme. The market is saturated with every variation of “dusty” shades with hints of grey, so it’s refreshing to come across a straight, dark charcoal without an obvious colored tint. And yes, as you probably already guessed, it has hidden shimmer like most Dior cremes, which is barely visible close-up and under bright light.
It has a typical Dior creme consistency: creamy, on the thicker side, and applies easily to full opacity in 2 coats. I keep repeating myself, but I absolutely adore Dior’s formula!
Even in bright light, it’s a very dark, saturated grey that can appear black. I believe these kind of near-black polishes get a bad rap, but I love that dark polishes seem to make skin appear more luminous and even, and hands and fingers more slender. And that’s always in vogue regardless of season, no?
Perfecto (USD $22) is part of the permanent Dior Vernis line and available online and in stores.