Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dior Vernis Cruise 676 for Spring 2016

Oops, they did it again.

Dior is once again re-formulating and re-launching their Dior Addict glosses for Spring 2016. And as a part of the re-launch, they're releasing a mini collection of nail polishes that correspond to some of the star glosses of the collection.

Stop me if you've heard this before.

No really... what was it, Spring 2013, when they re-did the Dior Addict glosses this past time?

There are three nail polishes with this mini collection: Cosmic, a coral with subdued glitter (aka I'm not sure how much it would translate to the nail), Ultradior (which almost looked like a milky coral jelly), and Cruise.I found them at the local Nordstrom, although testers weren't available.

Sorry about the somewhat crushed box.

Cruise is a glittery, incredibly girly light pink. It reminds me of something. Oh, wait- I remember. Dior Princess. Don't worry, I'll be comparing them later in this post. Instead of jumping to the comparison, I'd like to spend a few moments talking about this color.

I would've loved to have brought you the matching gloss, which was available (although lurking in the display, no special collection display for the glosses for some reason). There's only one heartbreaking reason why I won't be reviewing it- or any other Dior gloss ever againDior has reformulated all of their Addict glosses to be plumping. If you have sensitive lips that can't handle plumping products, no more Dior Addict glosses for you, some of the best on the market.  I pray that they reconsider this idiotic decision. The woman at the counter said that they were told at training "Everyone will be thrilled that these are plumping!.


So, back to Cruise now that I'm done ranting. It's Princess's cousin. Although it's cooler and brighter, it somehow seems daintier on my hands?

Just look at Cruise on the nail- lovely!

I don't have a wear report for you since I'm honestly in the middle of swatching a basket full of polishes. It's your standard Dior Gel Vernis- normal wear times for that formula will apply.

Here's comparison #1: To Dior Princess.

I decided to actually use my fingers as a live swatch wheel to pull out the undertone differences. I've got Princess on my pointer and ring fingers (otherwise known as the shorter 2 nails) and Cruise on my middle and pinky fingers (with the longer nails).

Pretty clear now, right?

Comparison #2: Here's a fun nail wheel with some girly light pinks. I can' t find a dupe outside of Princess for the glitter that Cruise has.

I purchased Cruise at my local Nordstrom, but had to ask about the new shades since there wasn't a special display for the reformulated glosses available. It's available online via Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

Bottom Line: if you're as much of a sucker for a light, glittery, super girly pink as I am, Cruise is your shade out of the new Dior trio released with the new glosses.


  1. Oh, I wasn't expecting the summer collection quite this quickly. I'm so happy you've got a swatch up. Princess wasn't quite the right color for me, and it looks like Cruise will fit the bill. Thank you!

    1. You're welcome! I really like it- I think it will flatter more skintones than Princess.

      Actually, it's not quite the summer collection- I know there's a collection of revamped mono shadows shipping to counter around 1 April, and then the summer collection. I think this is one of the "between seasons" collections that are becoming increasingly popular.


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