Dior Nuit 1947 & Rouge Dior Vernis

Dior Nuit 1947, Rouge Le Vernis

The Dior Rouge Dior Collection includes 4 Dior Vernis. Three of them have matching lipsticks (Rouge, Trafalgar, Darling), and one has a matching Dior Contour (Nuit 1947). Today I have swatches and comparisons of Nuit 1947 and Rouge to share with you!

Dior Nuit 1947 (970) Le Vernis closeup

Nuit 1947 (970) is a darkened cherry with a tiny bit of silver shimmer that is hard to spot in real life. The consistency is a little thin, and with one coat it doesn’t tend to look even. You might also want to give it a moment to dry before a second coat as well, otherwise it could ball up! However, with a second layer, it evens out and covers perfectly!

Here you see the shimmer on the brush quite well:

Dior Nuit 1947 (970) Le Vernis brush

Nuit 1947 swatched:

Dior Nuit 1947 Dior Vernis (970) swatch

I compared it with two other shades in my stash that I thought would be similar, including Chanel Accessoire Le Vernis and Dior Rouge Garçonne Dior Vernis.

Dior Nuit 1947 Dior Vernis, Chanel Accessoire Le Vernis, Dior Rouge Garconne Dior Vernis

I have Dior Nuit 1947 on my index and middle fingers, Chanel Accessoire on my ring finger, and Dior Rouge Garçonne on my pinky:

Dior Nuit 1947 Dior Vernis, Chanel Accessoire Le Vernis, Dior Rouge Garconne Dior Vernis comparison

Dior Nuit 1947 Dior Vernis, Chanel Accessoire Le Vernis, Dior Rouge Garconne Dior Vernis comparison swatch

As you can see, both Chanel Accessoire and Dior Rouge Garçonne has more brown in them, and the slight shimmer in Nuit 1947 gives it a bit more dimension. Nuit 1947 also has a shinier and almost jelly finish the other two don’t.

Dior Rouge Le Vernis

Dior Rouge Dior Vernis (999) is a true red. It has the secret shimmer often found in Dior Vernis, which means it’s barely visible in real life. The consistency of Rouge is just right, and it is fully opaque and smooth with one coat!

Dior Rouge Dior Vernis (999) brush closeup

A true red might not be the best description for Dior Rouge Dior Vernis. As you can see, it has a little something about it that makes it a bit more special (is it the fuchsia undertone we were talking about?).

Dior Rouge Dior Vernis (999) swatch

I compared Rouge with Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis (limited edition from holiday 2012) and Guerlain Rouge d’Enfer La Laque Couleur.

Dior Rouge Dior Vernis, Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis, Guerlain Rouge d'Enfer La Laque Couleur

I have Rouge on my index and middle fingers, Marilyn on my ring finger, and Rouge d’Enfer on my pinky:

Dior Rouge Dior Vernis, Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis, Guerlain Rouge d'Enfer La Laque Couleur comparison

Dior Rouge Dior Vernis, Dior Marilyn Diorific Vernis, Guerlain Rouge d'Enfer La Laque Couleurcomparison swatch

I see a very subtle difference in the undertones, but the difference isn’t very big. Both Marilyn and Rouge d’Enfer have great formulas, but anything pales a little in comparison with Rouge!

Bottom line: I wouldn’t say Nuit 1947 or Rouge are the most unique and must-have nail polishes around, but they are both gorgeous and timeless shades with great formulas, and I don’t have exact dupes in my stash. If you’re into the matchy-matchy thing or looking for a dark cherry/true red nail polish, they are for sure worth looking into!

Would you wear and love Nuit 1947 or Rouge?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure



  • http://www.colormeloud.com/ Sara_BeauTime

    Hi Sunny,
    Thanks for the swatches and comparison. Those shades look so similar.
    I am guessing #999 Rouge is a repromote of already existing shade Red Royalty since the number is the same. I am tired of Dior renaming their polishes and ended up with doubles in my stash because of that, this time I just read the number, not the name LOL. I think I a going for Nuit 1947 but it looks a little uneven on your nails, probably because of jelly finish?
    Xox

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sara, I don’t have Red Royalty so I can’t compare! I am not aware Dior does that (I haven’t collected their products for quite as long), but maybe you should swatch both at a counter before you make up your mind!

      The unevenness is my fault! That was before I figured out I’d better wait for the first coat to dry before a second one. I did my pedicure with Nuit 1947 and I swear it’s completely even!

  • beauties

    nuit 1947 is totally my kind of color :D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It’s on my toes now!

  • Dominique33

    I have Dior Marilyn ( I love it and I used it many times for my pedi ) and Rouge d’Enfer. I will probably pick up 999 and Nuit 1947 in a few weeks time. The lipstick 999 is just fab !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dominique, I swatched the 999 lipstick the other day and I couldn’t make up my mind! I don’t really know how it’s really going to look on me. Since you’re such a big fan though, I am very tempted!

      • Dominique33

        I am a huge fan of lipsticks ( not only the red ones ), few red lipsticks are so easy to wear, that’s why I insisted upon the Dior one, 999 is really a must-have but many red lippies are must have in my opinion ^^ !

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I’ll take Rouge please, kthx.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL I have definitely been brainwashed by Dior. As little as less than a year ago, I never thought I’d like a red nail polish on myself!

  • Icaria

    I want both! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I knew these are right up your alley!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Hmmm. I guess I have super similar shades to both of these! And I’m disappointed that this year’s Dior holiday polishes are in the stupid little round bottle. Sigh.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Larie, I don’t mind those! The regular brush is nicer, but those bottles just remind me of Christmas ornaments ;)

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    These are pretty but do look like nothing really unique! Although I haven’t tried a Dior polish-STILL hahaha. I just can’t get myself to spend that much money on nail polish lol!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I understand! For your first Dior Vernis you might want something you’ll either wear very often or something really unique :)

  • http://midwestglam.com/ Lisa @ MidwestGlam

    Surprisingly I don’t own that many reds. Rouge does look like the perfect red. I might have to add a nice Dior polish to my collection. SOON!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lisa, same here actually! If you want to add a red definitely consider Rouge! The formula is excellent!

  • ValleyDoll

    Ooh I love both !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Both shades are timeless!

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com/ Isabelle

    Pretty, but indeed nothing special to add to the collection.. I’m afraid of reds! I used to have Dior Marilyn but I sold it to someone who’d love it more :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I used to think red is old-fashioned, but I learnt better when I got Dior Marilyn! Plus it still reminds me of my mom’s manicure on her wedding day. I think that adds something to it :)

  • Lily

    I’m more of a Nuit 1947 girl :-) The colour is definitely something I wear, compared to bright chilli red :-)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, I actually really like both! For the moment I have Rouge on my fingers and Nuit 1947 on my toes ;)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    I love Rouge! I’m a big lover of bold red polish so this one is totally covet-worthy!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Kristen, you should swatch this just to see how great the formula is!