Could you please wait a Minuit? I forgot my toasty cat lady socks and boots. I’ll be right back…
There! Got ’em. Now we can proceed.
But that reminds me, I would seriously consider freezing my toes off in strappy sandals just to be able to show off Dior’s new $26 Minuit Vernis nail polish.
One of four Vernis polishes in the new Dior Golden Winter collection, it arrives with the rest of the release on counters next month.
Methinks Minuit will reel in the gals who loved last summer’s Chanel Taboo (like me). The two look quite alike at first glance, thanks to the dark purplish burgundy base, but Minuit is also swimming in golden micro glitter.
And yet the glitter doesn’t dominate. Yeah, there’s a lot of it in there…but you can still see see the base, which I like, and the formula remains smooth and easy to apply.
Depending on the light, Minuit can also look completely different, like when I’m “working” in my office (also known as “the bathroom,” haha!), Minuit looks like a warmish burgundy/reddish purple, but when I take Tabs for a walk outside on a sunny day, it looks more like a cool, plummy blackened purple.
Minuit also changes depending on how many coats I wear. One coat conveys more burgundy, while two coats, more purple, and I like it both ways.
Dior definitely did not hold back on the pigment… There’s a lot in there.
I recommend using Minuit with your favorite base coat, as the formula really hugs each nail, which can emphasize ridges if you have ’em.
Also, while Minuit does shine, it’s not exactly Seche Vite, so if you crave a mirror-like shine, incorporate a top coat (I like Guerlain’s Le Top Coat Gel).
This stunner’s totally worthy of a fancy holiday party…or for a night spent eating Three Twins Ice Cream in your pajamas on the couch.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Dior counters and Dior.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,