Dior Le Vernis #204 Porcelaine & #187 Perlé – Trianon Collection Spring 2014

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Dior’s Trianon Collection for Spring 2014 takes its inspiration from Marie Antoinette and her private domain, the Petit Trianon – a stunning ‘Greek-style’ mansion (more like mini-palace, if you ask me) surrounded by gardens on the grounds of Versailles. Of the limited edition lacquers released with this collection, I opted for #204 Porcelaine – a dreamy pale blue, and #187 Perlé – a shimmery matte top coat, and while I hadn’t intended to pick up the latter, I’m so happy that I did as the effect it leaves behind needs to be seen … and felt.

Dior Porcelaine & Perle

Dior – #187 Perlé & #204 Porcelaine

Dior Porcelaine

#204 Porcelaine (CAN $25.00) – An icy baby blue shade in a crème formula with an effortless flow: self-levelling and ending in a high-gloss shine. As beautiful as this shade is, it’s not without a little bit of fuss – but so, so worth it. I found that the best way to get a flawless application with Porcelaine, is to have patience – a wait time of at least 3-4 minutes between coats will yield the best results. Coats applied: 3 thin (athough shorter nails can definitely get away with 2 coats), and Dior Gel Coat Top Coat

Dior Porcelaine swatch

Dior – #204 Porcelaine

Dior Porcelaine swatch 2

Dior – #204 Porcelaine

Dior Perle

#187 Perlé (CAN $26.00) – A milky base filled with pink, lilac, and prismatic ultra-fine shimmer that comes to a satin/matte finish. The formula is on the thick side but flows easily – staying exactly where placed. Layering Perlé over another shade is where its unique look really comes alive – giving the appearance of frosted glass and the feel of velvet or suede. Or sueded velvet. Simply amazing. Coats applied: 2, no top coat

Dior Perle swatch

Dior – #187 Perlé

Dior Perle swatch 2

Dior – #187 Perlé

Dior Perle over Porcelaine swatch

Dior – #187 Perlé (1 coat) over #204 Porcelaine (3 thin coats) – is this not pure gorgeousness?


The other two limited edition shades released with this collection, while lovely on their own, somehow didn’t seem original enough to warrant me picking them up (although I’m still thinking about it), but I couldn’t resist the crystalline allure of Porcelaine. Perlé winding up in my stash was a bit of an accident, as the sales agent had originally given me that shade instead of Porcelaine – but I decided to keep it just the same. Would I wear Perlé alone? Probably not – but whether it’s layered over dark or pale shades, the effect is just jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

The Dior Trianon Spring 2014 Collection is available now, but it is limited so be warned. Find more information via:

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