Dior Vernis Mango 438 (2013 Cruise Collection)
|January 7, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Dior, Limited Edition|
With a lime green, bold pink, and this creamsicle Mango, the Dior 2013 Cruise Collection trio is loud, garish, and bold — the kind of shades that aren’t to everyone’s liking, but certainly grabbed my interest.
Dior’s official description of Mango is “a deliciously fruity and radiant yellow.” Yellow? Their stock photo shows a more yellow color, but to me (and to most others), this safely falls in the orange category. Still, I found that simply calling it “orange” is an insufficient description for this fun, bright Vernis.
Dior Mango is a milky, creamsicle orange with a semi-jelly finish. 3 coats are needed for evenness (due to its jelly formula) but the result is beautifully glossy and slightly darker than the bottle color. It’s daringly bright; a seemingly unlikely color to occur in nature, like a toned-down highlighter shade. I’m not completely satisfied with my photographs here as I tried to strive for color accuracy, but they’re close; imagine a pastel-like, near-neon orange.
I was expecting a straight tangerine orange color from the promotional photos and previews, but what I got was a milky, cantaloupe-orange. I’d lump it in the same category as Julep Hayden, which is lighter and peachier than Mango, but possesses a similar creamy-pastel look and brightness.
Just like Hayden, Mango clashes with my hands and makes my warm-toned skin look darker and somewhat duller on close inspection. Something about its in-your-face hue made me really like this odd color, though, and I don’t even particularly like orange! Its milkiness, compared to just another bright orange that I was expecting, was a great surprise as well.
What do you think of Mango? Did you pick one up? I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love Dior for launching unique colors like this.
Availability: limited edition. USD $23 at Dior.com and Dior beauty boutiques.