Nail Polish of the Day: Dior Purple Candy
I want Candy... Introducing Dior's newest vernis addition, Purple Candy. Part of the Summer 09 Cristal Collection, is a magenta pink with a splash of violet undertones that has very subtle shimmer. The shimmer is so subtle in this one, I'd be more comfortable grouping this as a creme.
Overall, Purple Candy is a little more "pinkish" than I imagined, but a nice universal color all around. And, not to mention the fantastic application. The high shine formula is excellent and applied smooth as butter like most Dior nail polishes. Perfecto formula wise.
My swatches were used with three coats except on my pinky finger, which was with two. Purple Candy is definitley a two coater. Even with three coats, the color pretty much stayed the same.
One more swatch below.
Just to give you an idea where Purple Candy falls, I paired up with my pedi using Color Club's Electro Candy. I haven't attempted to look at my comparisons, but I'd say there's a few alternatives to Purple Candy.
Just to clairfy, Dior's has a total of 5 summer nail polishes. Most of them being "pink toned" except Sweet Orange. Next week, I'll be posting all five.
Paprika (nordstrom exclusive), Grenade (macys exclusive), Sweet Orange (sephora exclusive), Purple Candy and Bubble Gum (dior counter) and retails for $20.00/ea. Have a great Wednesday!
Posted by Steph at 12:51:pm
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Britt said on Apr 29th, 2009 1:29 am
I love this! I've been trying to find purple candy online without much luck.
Outspokenwallflower said on Apr 29th, 2009 2:43 am
I cant wait to see the pics of all 5! I just got Purple Candy yesterday, and I definitely know what you mean by the shimmer being extremely subtle! In the first and second pic, its looks like what I sometimes call 'a jellyish creme' or a 'creme jelly' where its a creme, but has that kind of 'juiciness' a jelly has...I know I'm going to far, but if you get what I'm trying to describe, would you agree?
Jess said on May 3rd, 2009 11:02 am
Beautiful swatches!! Any dupes or do I have to shell out the $18 for this beauty? :P
Steph said on May 4th, 2009 12:49 pm
Aww, thanks Vanessa :) Hi Britt, It should start popping up at the Dior counters soon. Hopefully it will be up in a couple weeks! Hi Outspokenwallflower, I agree! Purple Candy has some awesome shine to it, as most of Dior's... Love that high shine! Hi Rijah, Yah, there's prob going to be alot of potential dupes out there! Hi Jess, Heck no! A close dupe (not exact) I have is Orly's Samba from the Carnivale spring collection (search in my photo gallery for pic). Orly's don't have any shimmer that Dior's does, but its also so subtle you can't even notice :)