Dior Chérie Bow comes with three Dior Vernis: Rosy Bow, Tutu, and Gris Trianon. When I first saw Tutu (155) I was skeptical, because from my experience nude-ish nail polishes that have too much pink tend not to work too well for my skin tone. As luck would have it however, Tutu manages not to make my skin tone seem “dirty!”
I am not going to go into Dior Vernis packaging again, but I have to say after all the nail polishes I have tried, I still like Dior brushes the most. The flat tapered shape makes it easy to get clean and crisp lines without the polish ending up on my cuticle!
Tutu is a powdered milky pink. It is still very much a nude shade, though it has a bit more pink in it. The formula, like all the Dior Vernis I have tried, is picture perfect. It is not too thick or too thin, nor does it pool up around the cuticle. Two coats will give you almost opaque coverage, though if I look closely under the light I can still see a tiny bit of my nail line peeking through. I don’t know what Dior did, but this is about the first shade in its family that doesn’t contrast horribly with my skin tone!
Here is the swatch:
Just to give you guys a better idea how it really looks on me:
I like it! It’s about as much pink as I can wear on my nails. If you tend to have problems wearing similar shades, make sure you check Dior Tutu out!
Since we’re on the topic of Dior Vernis, I feel I have never properly raved about Dior Top Coat. I got my first bottle last March, and I repurchased very recently. I have tried OPI and Seche Vite previously. I ended up having to throw half of the OPI bottle away because it thickened up impossibly (no amount of OPI Nail Lacquer Thinner could save it), and while I like Seche Vite enough, Dior Top Coat has to be my absolute favorite so far!
Why? Well, first of all, Dior Top Coat truly deserves to be called speed-drying. If you think Seche Vite dries fast enough, Dior beats it hands down. Dior also has much better staying power. I’ve tried to wear them on bare nails. Dior stayed, and Seche Vite peeled off. My first bottle of Dior Top Coat caused no trouble all the way till the end. It did thicken up a little towards the end, but it still dried fast and I never had to thin it. It also smells like a regular nail polish instead of paint.
Here is the ingredient list if anyone needs it:
None of them drags the nail polish, and both of them provide extra shine. However, for more serious protection, shorter drying time, and the fact that I can use up the whole bottle without having to thin it, Dior Top Coat is my favorite top coat so far!
Does Dior Tutu look like your thing? I’d love to swatch Gris Trianon when it comes out too (not long now! The collection will be available tomorrow in Belgium)! What is your holy grail top coat, or are you still looking for it? Give the Dior one a go!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx