Dior Vernis Exquis 611 (Holiday 2011 Les Rouges Or Collection)
|November 9, 2011||Posted by peach_ under Dior, Limited Edition|
This. Is. It. I’ve found my perfect mushroom shade. I love taupe nail polishes (as well as eyeshadows), but have to be very selective as many of them lean too silver or cool, clashing with my warm-toned skin. But with Exquis? Not a problem. Part of the gold-themed Les Rouges Or collection, it contains gold and multicolored micro-shimmer that give the color warmth and a glow for a mushroom-gone-psychedelic finish that a variety of skin tones can enjoy.
Exquis is a dusty greyed taupe with mainly golden shimmer. It’s khaki, brown, bronze, and taupe all at once with a lot of depth, not only due to the gold shimmer, but also because of its very smokey, diffused overlay. I can detect a hint of purple-grey around the edges of the nails. It’s a complex color you wouldn’t find in a box of crayons and has me turning and admiring my nails in different angles and lights.
The formula is typical Dior; creamy, quick-drying, and opaque in 2 coats. The swirly golden shimmer that appear clumpy in the bottle somehow apply evenly spaced and without streaks. It yields a golden sheen, not a metallic and frosty finish.
As expected, it truly shines under direct lighting. The warmth from the sun, plus the gold mixing with taupe brings out its bronze and brown tones. It remains smokey with a ”bright center, dark edges” look that I find irresistible. This lit-from-within finish is one of my favorite finishes.
I can’t help but say, Exquis is très exquis! Reader Julia mentioned it is very similar to China Glaze Ingrid (which I don’t own), a great alternative. If you don’t have either, I suggest running to your nearest Dior counter and picking this up! I declare Exquis a definite must-have for mushroom and taupe lovers.
Exquis (USD $22) is limited edition and available on Dior.com and at Dior boutiques and counters worldwide.