Apparat is a burgundy red with beautiful gold and red shimmer.
Merveille is a bright coral red with gold shimmer.
Exquis is a taupe grey with gold shimmer and a hint of olive in certain angles.
Or Divin is a pale yellow gold with shimmer.
I went to the counters ready to test drive all the new shades but completely forgot to remove my current nail polish. Luckily Dior came to the rescue with some nail polish removers!
Out of the 4 shades, I was most drawn to Exquis. It's a beautiful and complex shade that's very fitting for Fall. Merveille is a little too bright for me, which I think is more fitting for Summer or Spring. Apparat is also another gorgeous Fall/Winter shade that can easily be worn for a wedding or Christmas party. I think Or Divin will be very soft and flattering for lighter skin ladies. For me, it brings out too much of the yellow in my skin tone. I also found this shade to be streakier and more difficult to work with compared to the other 3. In fact, it also took the longest to dry.
Overall, I'm a fan of Dior's nail polishes. The colors are unique and not always dupable by other brands, although they may seem so at first glance. I picked up both Apparat and Exquis to no surprise but I think all 4 are nice shades. Although I love Exquis the most, I feel like I've seen a similar shade from Dior previously. Perhaps under a different name? As for Or Divin, you can definitely layer it on top of the other shades for a nice golden effect.
Bottom Line: $22 is not exactly cheap for a bottle of nail polish. However, Dior has a nice range of unique shades to choose from and the formula is quite stellar. If you are on a budget, definitely check out Exquix. For those looking to splurge, this holiday collection is a great place to start.
Which shade caught your eyes?