Collection: Dior Spring 2015, Kingdom of Colors
I picked Glory (660) as my first Dior nail polish to try, during a cosmetics sale at Hudson’s Bay a few months ago. It’s a little bit of an unusual pick for me, as a vivid pink shade! I guess it was spring and I was in a girly mood.
While it isn’t the world’s most unique color, it is a fine example of a medium-deep azalea pink. It has touches of both cool and warm tones in it, so I feel that it would look great on a wide range of skintones. The color is also very clean, with no muddy tones at all.
Glory was just about opaque with two coats, and I think I like the nearly-opaque look with this color. The polish dries to a smooth shine. The application was even and perfect.
And, now, I must spend a bit of time discussing the packaging of this polish.
The bottle is fine, and very in-keeping with the luxe look that you’re paying for with Dior. The square bottle is slim with just the right amount of heft, and it has a silver-toned outer cap that is gently faceted with a polished mirror shine (kind of a pain to photograph, though). The inner cap is round, ridged plastic and very functional.
But the brush is something to behold! It is paddle-shaped, like a beaver’s tail. Honestly, when I first saw it, I recoiled and thought, This can’t be good. I mean, I hate the OPI Pro-Wide brush, and this one is even wider.
However, I was quite wrong. The paddle brush allowed me to use just two swipes per nail, except for the thumb. Surprisingly, I did not have difficulty with my pinky nail, which, as you can see from the photo, is just about the same size as the paddle brush, if not a bit smaller once the brush splays a little during application. The only tricky bit was my thumbnails, which don’t have rounded cuticles. They’re more squared-off, and the round end of the paddle brush made it harder to get a neat line along the straighter cuticles.
I am really quite impressed by this nail polish, overall. While the price remains on the heftier side, I can definitely see myself picking up another Dior, particularly in a more unusual shade.
Dior Vernis retails for US$27 / CA$28 and is 0.33 fl oz / 10 mL. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and is made in France.
Christian Dior Cosmetics is a division of Christian Dior S.A., based in Paris, France. Dior and LVMH are both controlled by Bernard Arnault.
[EDIT 2015-10-16: Images updated.]