This Summer, Dior Throws a Little Jelly into the Mix with Dior Vernis Gloss. Calypso & Cosmo + Comparison with Plaza & Lucky

Just when you think brights have been done and overdone this season, Dior throws some fun jellies into the mix with Dior Summer Mix! The collection comes with 4 Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss and 4 Dior Vernis Gloss, and it will hit the store here in Belgium on June 20th. From what I can see, it is also due out in the U.S. in June.

Today we’re going to look at Calypso (158) and Cosmo (178). Dior Vernis Gloss promises “Sorbet-like color, glossy nail lacquer,” but as I decoded in the beginning, this means they have a lovely jelly finish! I’m also comparing the two colors with two Dior Vernis I own, Lucky and Plaza, so keep reading after the jump!

From left to right: Dior Vernis 178 Cosmo, 579 Plaza, 158 Calypso, and 659 Lucky.

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Swatch & Review: Dior Vernis 257 Incognito, 537 Riviera, 579 Plaza, 659 Lucky, & Top Coat. Matching Lips and Nails, Anyone?

Hey everyone!

When I swatched/reviewed the Dior Addict Extreme for you a couple of days ago, I promised to swatch/reviewed the matching Vernis. Well, here they are!

I’m going to begin with the top coat. These are my first Dior Vernis, so I would also like to review the brush. What better than a bottle of clear top coat to show you how the brush looks?

As you can see, the Dior brush is short and tapered on the sides. The pointy tip allows precise application. Either I have made a lot of progress in nail polish application recently, or these brushes are seriously amazing, because I had next to zero cuticle clean-up to do! The top coat has an excellent formula. It doesn’t pull, drag, or shrink the nail polish. It dries speedy fast, so you don’t have to stick your hands out in agony until you can move around like a normal person. It also did a great job keeping the nail polish fresh and glossy!

Now onto the nail polishes.

Incognito (257) is a pretty and understated nude pink. While the matching lipstick has the tendency to wash me out, I love how this shade looks on my fingernails. It’s so clean and classic! The formula is great. While one coat doesn’t achieve opacity, it is smooth and brush-stroke-free. With two coats it’s perfect (though not 100% opaque if this is very important for you)! It’s definitely something I would reach for when I have a wedding to attend, or when I want to be understatedly pretty!

While the lipstick form of Riviera (579) is stunning, the nail polish version is really a burst of bright (almost neon) orange/coral! It’s mostly orange, though I see a bit of coral in it too. The formula is slightly thicker, but still very easy to work with. With one coat it is almost already opaque, though I always do two for good measure.

579 Plaza is a berry pink. Again, the formula is slightly thicker but very workable, and with one coat it is already almost opaque! This is the kind of color that I never had the courage to try, because I thought it would make my skin tone look muddy. However, it is really not an issue with this one and I love it!

Last but not least, allow me to present you 659 Lucky. On me it is a coral red, though with different light/angle it could look like a hot pink! It is a very nuanced color. Despite the fact that it is not shimmery/glittery/holographic or a duo-chrome, I would say it is a very complex shade!

All of these have a creme finish, though even without a top coat they are very glossy. The dry time is satisfactory, and they last around 4 days on with minimal chip/tip wear (which is the best case scenario for me. Please bear in mind that my nails are still not in good shape at the moment, and nail polishes never stay very long on broken nails).

Bottom line: I would not say any of these colors is an absolute must-have, as you might be able to find quite similar ones on the market. However, I must say that the formula is excellent, the brush a breeze to work with, and the nuance in these seemingly straight-forward shades makes them worthy of the designer name!

Please stay tuned for some comparison swatches in my existing stash!

What do you think? Does any of the bright and cheerful colors call your name? Are you a fan of nudes such as Incognito? Would you wear matching lips and nails?

In other news, meet my new pet Mr. Owl:

Isn’t he oh-so-cute??? My bestie HM gave it to me last week, and it’s the first cocktail ring I own! I’ve never been a fan of chunky rings as they’re not the most practical, but this owl looks so adorable and tame I really don’t mind taking him to places!

Mr. Owl says goodbye:

Have a good one, guys, and we’ll see you around!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: The products mentioned in this review are sent by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.