Dior Vernis Amazonia 605 (Fall 2012 Golden Jungle Collection)
|August 23, 2012||Posted by peach_ under Dior, Limited Edition|
While I’m not without complaints in this daily 35C (95F!) heat that induces sweating within 5 minutes of being outside and the extreme humidity that makes me stick to myself like glue, I absolutely love the I-just-want-to-eat-ice-cream-all-day summer. Everything just looks sunnier and brighter and I feel sunnier and brighter. The thought of fall and darker, cooler months ahead (anything below mid-20C is cold to me!) just makes me want to hibernate…on a tropical island.
But if we’re talking nails and not about mother nature, bring on the darker, cooler fall! Autumn invites an abundance of deep colors that give great contrast to the skin — my favorite kind. I commend Dior for creating such a color that is as bold as it is risky for the Fall 2012 Golden Jungle collection, in a shade that’s not classically “pretty” to appeal to most, but is as daring as the brand itself.
Dior Amazonia is a mid to dark swamp green crème. More specifically, it’s an olive khaki with a drab-brown undertone; it’s not quite olive enough to be a military green.
When I think Amazon, I think of (aside from the Internet shopping mecca) the lush, bright green rainforest, but I assume Amazonia is the color of what you’re stepping on as you trudge through it to admire the surroundings. It could be mud, or it could be “presents” left behind by wild animals…
But I love this odd color and I love the formula. Having worn a shimmery nail color prior to Amazonia reminded me that you need a more careful application with any crèmes as mistakes are less forgiving. Dior’s tapered brush and thicker formula (opaque in 2 coats!) made it a breeze.
Like many crèmes, lighting changes color brightness. More of the olive color comes through with ample lighting. I took the below photo under bright, direct summer sunlight, but I’m not sure I’ll get to see this side of it when I’ll want to wear it again during fall and winter when sunlight isn’t as strong.
Amazonia is not a classically “pretty” color, but I know there are fans of these odd shades out there! I, for one, absolutely adore it but will try to not neglect brighter colors while the summer sun is still beating down.
What about you? Did you pick up Amazonia or other shades from the Golden Jungle collection?
I surprised myself when I didn’t pick up Bengale or the croc-crackle duo. I’m not a fan of crackle polishes, but perhaps I’ll change my mind about Bengale. In some countries, Golden Era is also included in the collection, which I added to my collection last year (in fact, it’s the very first post of this blog) and the Dior SA kindly confirmed that they are the same shade.
P.S. Yes, my bottle of Amazonia was injured from the start. There is an indentation on the glass bottle that bug me just a little bit, so little that I had to mention it.
Availability: USD $23 limited edition at Dior.com, Dior Beauty boutiques and counters.