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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bťal Feirste
Another one of the duochrome/metallic nail varnishes from the Holiday collection - I'm fascinated with how it looks in the bottle, but it seems to come out as a different colour on the nail (temptalia.com):
Dior Apparat (871) Nail Lacquer
($22.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a new and limited edition shade in time for the holidays. The bottle of Apparat doesnít look like it does in the promotional photos, but it doesnít look like the bottle color on the nails either. The resulting color on the nails is actually comparable to what one would have expected, based on the promotional photos, so I guess it works out in the end.
In the bottle, it has a very coppery burgundy brown look. On nails, itís a deep red with ruby and gold shimmer and a slightly metallic finish. The metallic finish enables some brush strokes to be seen, but itís very subtle and barely noticeable in natural light. I wish the golden shimmer danced a little more in the light than it actually does; it reads less like something special as it does just a shimmery garnet hue. The color is reminiscent of Zoya Karina but with finer shimmer.
Diorís formula wears a week on me with minor tip wear but no chipping. Apparat had a really nice, even flow and it was opaque in almost one coat, though I did two for good measure. The brush is larger than the average brush, and itís tapered at the top, which works if you have larger nail beds, but if you have really petite ones, you may find it difficult. I like it, and it makes it easy to avoid too many brush strokes and do one or two pulls per nail.
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