Dior Dior Vernis Tutu & Dior Top Coat Revisited

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



  • http://www.worshipblues.com The Peculiar One

    What a sprightly spring-like colour! I love it. It looks like the perfect girlish pink to me.

    • Sunny

      Glad to hear it’s right up your alley!

  • http://nails.blogmesin.com Rabbit

    I must say that Tutu looks really good! Looks very delicate.

    • Sunny

      I know what you mean! It’s very feminine for sure!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    very girly :)

    • Sunny

      I guess spring is a girly season!

  • Shoegal

    I’m very curious to try the Dior top coat. My go to top coat is “Out the Door”, it is fantastic. Sunny, do you have a go to base coat?

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, I did a little reading about Out the Door and it looks pretty fantastic too! I have tried several base coats (OPI and a couple of Essie ones) and they all work fine. Nothing really stood out to me though. For me a base coat is there to make the color go on more easily and protect the nails from yellowing, and the ones I’ve tried do just that!

      • http://www.polished.ca Anna

        I LOVE Dior top coat. As a nail tech I have tried many, many top coats and since I discovered Dior that’s all I use in my salon. Out The Door is good but Dior still dries way faster. Also like you mentioned- you can use Dior till the last drop. Also- huge plus- never cause shrinking or cuticle pull.

        • Sunny

          Hey Anna, thanks for the comment! It’s good to know you’re a fan as well!

  • http://followmarla.blogspot.com/ Marla

    I love that baby pink color. So pretty. Also like the tapered brush too.

    • Sunny

      Yup that brush was the first brush ever that made me think nail polish application isn’t a total pain!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oooh that beautiful baby pink is just lovely on you–I love it! I haven’t worn a shade like that in…I can’t even remember (definitely not in the last year I don’t think–I’ve been on this brights-kick for far too long :P), but I really want to now after seeing it on you!

    My current favorite top coat is Essie’s Good to Go top coat. I was using Seche Vite before that and just had to stop. The first bottle was okay, though the strong smell and shrinkage definitely took getting used to. I also hated how towards the end of the bottle, it became impossible to work with. I really didn’t want to go out and buy a separate thinner because I feel a fast-drying top coat should be able to work without it. I bought a second bottle to replace it and for some reason, that bottle didn’t dry very fast at all and kept bubbling on me no matter what I did. It was very strange! So I gave up and got the Essie instead and now I’m hooked. I don’t think it makes my polish quite as rock-hard/long-lasting as the Seche Vite but I still love it. It’s easy to work with, isn’t gooping up despite me being through with over half the bottle, is nice and shiny, and dries almost instantly! Love!

    (phew…that was a long comment! :P)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Becca, I know what you mean! I usually go for brighter pinks, though pink is in general not a shade that’s on the top of my list ;)

      Ouch you definitely didn’t have a lot of luck with Seche Vite! My bottle works fine, but it pales in comparison. Glad to know the Essie one is good too. I have an Essie top coat and it’s pretty decent.

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    And I am just looking for a top coat. SOLD!! I’m gonna go get it :-)

    • Sunny

      Yaaay let me know what you think!

  • http://www.inmyprettyshoes.be Dorien

    I’d love to try the Dior topcoat too!
    I think Seche Vite peels off fast..

    • Sunny

      Yeah that’s my experience as well. In that case you should give the Dior one a go. It really stays!

  • http://icarias.blogspot.ca Icaria

    I will definitely give Dior’s top coat a go. The one I’ve been using recently (Sally Hansen) picks up too much color.

    • Sunny

      Ouch. Yeah some really drag and I don’t like those! Definitely give this one a try! It has never dragged any of my nail polishes!

  • http://www.saravdv.be saravdv

    Love the soft pink of this Dior nailpolish!
    Perfect for spring :-)

    • Sunny

      It is!

  • http://prettygloss.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    The top coat looks so sexy!

    Sarah

    • Sunny

      It’s by far the best one I’ve tried!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    I’m glad you found your pink. It looks lovely against your skin tone. I havnt tried a dior polish… Yet, but that brush definitely looks great.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Taylor! I can usually pull off brighter pinks better, but this one isn’t bad at all! If there are Dior Vernis shades that you like and will wear often, they are worth the investment. I have yet encountered one single shade that has a shabby formula!

  • http://www.beautyloves.be BeautyLoves

    It’s such a pretty shade! I also love the Dior brushes, they are so easy to apply nail polish with!
    I like the Dior top coat, but for me, Seche Vite beats anything else. I guess it depends on your nails, because I have never had peeling issues and my nail polish stays on like no other. Out The Door is ok too, but only takes third place for me, after Seche Vite and Dior.

    • Sunny

      Hey Stamatia, thanks for sharing your favorites! I guess they all perform well enough and it comes down to personal preferences. Too bad Seche Vite peels off a bit fast on me.

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Haha, NO. No baby pinks. I have one! But it has pale glitter in it. I think I will be in big trouble when I have to go to a job interview; I was thinking about this just the other day. I have no demure lipsticks and no demure nail polish >_<

    • Sunny

      LOL yeah I remember you trying to find a more toned-down lipstick for the company picnic!

      There are some nude-ish shades that I really love (Chanel Frenzy, Dior Incognito, and Dior Trench come to mind), but I do tend to save them for special occasions. When I can pick I’ll wear holo, metallic, and crazy colors!

  • http://themakeuptrain.com Chris

    As much as I eschew pale milky pinks (‘m a jewel tone girl all the way), I can’t help but think of Tutu as a really cute shade. It feels very French to me.

    Have you tried Essie Ballet Slippers? It’s along the same color line, but it’s a touch streaky.

    • Sunny

      It’s classy for sure! I haven’t tried that one, though I know similar colors could suffer from streakiness. Not this one though!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

    oh, tutu reminds me of essie fiji a bit, I love pastels, can’t seem to figure out how to wear a pastel yellow though. I use dior nail polishes and especially their base and top coat forever it seems, my HG products, they work really well for me, their nail cream is also a staple in my mani routine. I also use seche vite a lot, I think it just depends either on my mood or on the nail polish I use (creme, glitter, etc) which top and base coat I am going for then (chanel my second fav so far, but kiko is also good and les $$$).

    • Sunny

      I haven’t tried Dior Base Coat, but it sounds like I have to! Heard a lot about the apricot cream too! I don’t tend to use a separate cuticle cream (maybe there IS a reason why the skin on my hands isn’t as perfect as I want them to be haha), but I really should!

      • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

        the dior creme is the only one that I really love actually. you should try it at least :D

        • Sunny

          OK I will! Thanks Claire :)

  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    Such a beautiful pink color, and I think it looks amazing on you :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Angela! I don’t tend to reach for pastel shades, but some work OK on me I guess ;)

  • http://celinecrowne.blogspot.com Ava

    Tutu is lovely on you! I love the Dior top coat too. I balked at the price at first, but figured that I spend as much on Seche Vite given that I can never finish a bottle before it becomes too thick to use. And it’s really fast! I do my nails before bed and never wake up with “sheet marks.”

    • Sunny

      Hey Ava, glad to hear you’re a fellow Dior Top Coat fan! It dries much faster than Seche Vite on me, and just protects my nail polish better in general. I like the fact that I can use it all the way till the end without having to thin it!

  • http://www.nymphette.be Marijke

    Tutu looks so pretty!!

    • Sunny

      I bet Tutu will look great on you, Marijke!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    I’m a big Seche Vite fan but the Dior topcoat sound great, too !

    • Sunny

      Seche Vite is pretty good, but I don’t think it stays quite a well on me unfortunately!

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    I love pastel pink color and I love Dior Tutu!!
    Great to hear about Dior top coat! I have it on my stash but I guess I need to use it more often. I reach for my Seche Vite more often and I guess I need to rediscover my Dior Top Coat more!

    • Sunny

      Oh if you like pastel pink then Tutu is your girl!

      You NEED to use the top coat more often! When I first got it I thought it was good, but I never used it enough to really compare with the other top coats I’ve tried. Well, wouldn’t ya know, it turned out to be my favorite!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    I love the nail polish, looks so pretty !

    • Sunny

      It’s a classic one! Very feminine.

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    It’s so pretty and very feminine! I love it! I’m so not into polish lately, but this is elegant. Everything else seems so glittery and not appealing at the moment.

    • Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean. I’ve never been into glitter just because I’m too lazy to have to remove it.

  • http://www.marainpolishland.com Mara

    What a beautiful pink! Do you know if Tutu is Europe exclusive? I just saw the collection in US and they only have the other two (the same in Canada)!!!

    • Sunny

      Hey Mara, I checked with Fruity Lashes and she isn’t sure either. So far she’s the only North American blogger who has blogged about this, and it’s true that I haven’t seen this on the Dior US site or Sephora. I hope for you it is not, but if it’s not available and you need help laying your hands on this, feel free to shoot me an email!

    • http://www.polished.ca Anna

      Same thing! I’m in Ontario and I’m looking for Tutu everywhere :(((
      They only have the other 2
      In case you find it somewhere pls let me know. anna@polished.ca

  • http://www.style-laboratory.net sté

    Oh that’s such a cute shade! By the looks of it ‘m going to have a hard time not buying a lot of polishes this year :’)

    • Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean ;)

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    I love this color on you! and this is just a great color! :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Joyce! It’s a rare pastel color that doesn’t look icky on me ;)

  • http://abeautifulstory.net Sarah @ a beautiful story

    Tutu is such a nice colour but I can’t justify the cost of Dior cosmetics in Australia! :( I’m interested in the top coat, however, as I’m not so impressed with Seche Vite. However, given that Dior would be double the price (at least! i can get SV for $8) I’m glad one gets what they pay for! ;)

    I do like the colour on you! :D

    • Sunny

      Aww I heard cosmetics costs way more in Australia. I feel your pain :(

      If you’re looking for a new top coat, I’d strongly encourage you to try the Dior one! You do get what you pay for. You can use it all the way till the last drop!