Yesterday I looked at the first of my high-end polishes from my Saturday haul, Illamasqua Phallic. Today, let's take a look at the most expensive of all, the $24 Dior Perfecto. A dark slate grey with blue overtones, Perfecto is a very understated polish, at least for me. In the bottle, a tiny hint of silver shimmer. Take a look at how different the polish can look even under the same light then I'll discuss application.
Looking black in some lights, slate in others, Perfecto is a very mature colour. Application was good, as you'd expect for $24, two coats to opacity. I did notice that it dried very shiny, always a plus. I had this one on for a day and didn't notice much tip wear. What I was disappointed with was that the shimmer just disappeared into the polish.
The verdict: Not really worth $24. Sure, application and appearance are both nice but I'm sure there's an OPI or China Glaze that would match this colour, or come close. It's not so unique that you'd need the Dior. I was happy with the wear though, very little tip wear which is always a problem for me. I'd recommend trying one of the higher end polishes for the lulz, but that's about it.
I am sorry to hear that the shimmer didn't work out. :( I hate it when that happens!ReplyDelete
Are you returning or exchanging these more expensive polishes when you find out they aren't quite right for you? I hope so! I just made the super-high-end plunge yesterday, and it was for a much sought after bottle of Chanel Peridot; I had to go to three different cities to find this baby! Luckily, it is everything I dreamed it would be. <3ReplyDelete