One of the few items that I picked up from Dior’s Blue Tie Collection for Fall 2011 is Dior Vernis Haute Couleur in Tuxedo ($21 #908). This polish is deep blue with a metallic sparkle, and a hint of deep violet/periwinkle around the edges. This is applied using CND Stickey basecoat and a Poshe topcoat.
Dior Blue Tie is similar in quality to the others in the line–it applies smoothly and requires only two coats to get to a satisfying opacity. Love.
Here is some comparisons with Dior’s Tuxedo, from left to right: Butter London’s Big Smoke (reviewed here), Chanel Nuit de Russie, Chanel Blue Satin, Le Metier de Beaute’s Midnight Rendevous (reviewed here), and Lancome Indigo Paris (former limited edition/no longer available). Click to enlarge:
Overall, Dior Tuxedo is most similar to Lancome Indigo Paris. Dior Tuxedo swatches brighter and more blue than Lancome Indigo Paris. Also, there is a very subtle violet/periwinkle in Tuxedo that is unlike the true French blue of Indigo Paris. These are taken in sun with flash. Click to enlarge:
Dior Tuxedo is a gorgeous color, with a great formula. And yes, I may have enough shimmering blue nail polishes now that my Dior has arrived.
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