Kicking off Dior Summer 2014 reviews with one of it’s more interesting offerings, Yacht.
Yacht is a neutral toned sand (beige meets grey) shade; A fresh take on what’s fondly referred to as mannequin nails. Not so beige that it looks deathly, nor too pink that it looks more like a nude.
Applied in thinner layers, it’s a colour which is essentially a pink tinged grey beige (grege). And as it’s built up with more coats, you are left with a shade heavier on the grey spectrum of things.
As with the newly reformulated Dior polishes, this too has a perfect consistency. (More on reformulated Dior polishes here!) Not too runny or too thick. Also the new brush leads to less streaky application.
Seen below are brush tips of an older Dior polish and of the new version. Clearly the more rounded and sleek brush aids in a neater application close to the cuticles and eliminates the chances of a wonky jagged edge.
Overall I felt the improved formula made the lighter shades easier to apply. Although for those with major OCD issues (myself included) the slight streakiness of the first coat could be a bit alarming. Two to three coats are advisable and gives a uniform application.
Onto comparison swatches..
For reference, here are two of my favourite nude and beige polishes swatched beside Yacht. As you can see, YSL Beige Leger is more pink heavy and Essie Sand Tropez looks more of a beige shade. In comparison, I’d say the Dior one is a healthy medium which I believe is very flattering on most skin tones, specially light to medium complexions.
*I thought it looked very similar to my much loved Chanel Frenzy which sadly, I couldn’t seem to find at the time of swatching!!
These perform phenomenally. Even without a top coat they last up to 5 days with hardly any tip wear. The pic I took of my nails are actually after 3 days of wear, still in pristine condition. And looks quite glossy!
Overall I believe it’s a polish worth owning. And as far as high end polishes go, I find the Dior ones to be no.1 when compared with Chanel (which seem to chip easily), YSL or Burberry.
Dior polishes contain 10ml of product and this retails for SGD 45 I believe, the price hike is duo to the decals and nail file that comes with this (which I don’t see much use for), usually Dior polishes retail at SGD38.
I purchased mine from the Dior Backstage boutique at Ion Orchard.