Friday, April 22, 2016

Dior Summer 2016 Milky Dots Collection | Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
For its Summer 2016 Milky Dots Collection, Dior is giving the dotticure a serious makeover with three color-coordinated manicure kits that contain everything you need to create the cutest polka dot nail art. To see some swatches of these kits, click......
Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit
Packaging:
The Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kits each come with two complementary Dior Vernis at 7ml per bottle. In addition to the polishes, Dior has included a small dotting tool, embossed with the brand's logo in silver. I own a lot of nail art tools and this is definitely the first time I've seen any from Dior!
Even though the polishes are mini-sized, they all have the classic, easy-to-use wide-bristle applicator of the full-sized Dior Vernis polishes.
Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit
Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Confettis"
Dior Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Confettis" ($38 CAD):
This kit includes a beautiful bright coral (652) and a soft creamsicle orange (432). All the polishes in these Polka Dots kits are unnamed and I believe these are brand new, exclusive shades of Dior Vernis. Nevertheless, both polishes are well-formulated! Neither are super pigmented but they are smooth and mostly opaque in two coats.
Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Confettis"
Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Pastilles"
Dior Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Pastilles" ($38 CAD):
A bright sky blue with just the slightest hint of shimmers (795) and a very soft off-white nude cream, "Pastille" features the biggest color contrast out of the three sets. The blue is very rich and pigmented but the ivory is slightly sheer. I used two coats of the blue and three of the ivory for the base colors below.
Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Pastilles"
Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Plumetis"
Dior Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Plumetis" ($38 CAD):
Perhaps my fave duo from this collection, "Plumetis" features a gorgeous mauve cream (582) and a soft baby pink (262). The mauve was easy to work with and mostly opaque with two coats but the white was quite sheer and uneven. I applied three coats (for both shades) for the swatches below.
Dior Summer 2016 Polka Dots Colour & Dots Manicure Kit in "Plumetis"
Overall, I am really impressed with these kits! It's nice to see Dior doing something fun and trendy and the price tag is not bad for the quality of polish and tools you get!

Availablity:
The Dior Summer 2016 Milky Dots Collection is available starting May 2016.
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