Dior Les Violets Hypnotiques swatches and review

"From the iconic lilac worn by the couturier’s muse Mitzah Bricard to the deepest aubergine shade adorning the legendary bottle of the Poison fragrance, purple comes in endless shapes and forms in the Dior world. Floral, it is a fashion echo of the mysterious beauty of the iris and clematis."

With this exclusive collection, the House of Dior offers a trio of hypnotic, elegant and captivating purples :
The deep, enchanting purple of Poison (Dior Vernis No. 996)
The sensual, luminous aubergine shade of Orchid (Dior Vernis No. 981)
Its intense, shimmering version: Shadow (Dior Vernis No. 783)




Poison is a profound "faux-creme" eggplant purple. Smooth and velvety, it's not so dark that it looks black and dries to a gorgeous vampy shade. Formula and opacity did not disappoint, barely requiring a second coat.




Orchid is a dark raisin purple with the Dior sparse silver signature shimmer. Completely different from Poison formula wise, it has some jelly caracteristics and a super glossy finish. I used 2 coats in these swatches but you might need a third one to avoid bald spots.




Shadow is the gem of the collection. I knew it would be my favorite the second I saw the first promo pics and I instantly loved it once in my hands. Glistening mix of red, purple and gold shimmers in a faded warm purple, the contrast between the intense sparkle and the greyed out base makes it so desirable. Perfect formula, 2 coats for perfect coverage.




Shadow is almost identical to Dior Licorice when it comes to shimmer, only its base color and dustiness differ, here's a quick comp :
Dior Shadow on the left
Dior Licorice on the right

Dior Shadow on index and ring fingers
Dior Licorice on middle finger



Overall :
I'm not really drawn to this purples like Orchid but Poison and Shadow, I couldn't have passed!
Shadow, probably the next hit shade.

Les Violets Hypnotiques are already available at the avenue Montaigne boutique in Paris as well as selected boutiques and on Dior.com in France  (February 21th in Sephora France).
Worldwide release is scheduled later this month.

retail price : $23 / £17 / 23,40€


*these products were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company*

30 comments:

  1. Sam, you did it again! I can't wait for these shades to be released in North America so I can snap them up! Lucky you for living in Europe and getting the chance to try them so early! Fabulous swatches, as always!

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  2. @ommorphiabeautybar.com thank you Eugenia *blushing*
    I can't wait to see your swatches too <3

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  3. Shadow is also my favourite. really unique

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  4. The description of Orchid sounds like what three coats of China Glaze Velvet Bow looks like on my nails.

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  5. *stares, stares and stares again*

    *wipes drool*

    ;)

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  6. Oooh these polishes look so fierce! Love them :D

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  7. Shadow is amazing! And so is licorice...seriously I am in love =]]

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  8. I love that Licorice shade! But from the new ones Id have to go with Orchid. I'm not much for purples though.

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  9. OMGOsh! I am DYING! All three are SO ME!

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  10. Shadow sure looks similar to Zoya Tru!

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  11. Poison + Shadow = huge LOVE! <3 <3 <3

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  12. Thank you for the swatches
    I'll go get them on monday!!!

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  13. I was really looking forward to your review! And again, no dissapointment here, not in Dior and most certainly not in your beautiful swatches. And you're right, the one I'm most looking forward to try myself is Shadow. I love Licorice, and now I "need" Shadow too!

    Thanx for sharing sweetie!

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  14. Oh gosh! I gasped when I saw the title and I gasp now! Shadow Shadow Shadow Shadow Shadow Shadow please be mine! And Poison and maybe Orchid too. I think Dior is my favorite high-end polish brand now (even over Chanel! Shocking words!). Cannot wait for these to hit the US.

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  15. I love the subtle shimmer in these, and Shadow is just gorgeous! Great swatches!

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  16. Your swatches are awesome as usual! I'm só happy I'll vê there to garantee mine! Bisous, my friend!

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  17. I always get in trouble when I see your swatches! I know I've told you this before but I want to buy everything you swatch! I am actually loving orchid here. It's my fave of the bunch!

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  18. AH MY GAWDDD this are stunning. Damnit, my wallet hates you right now! Will these be eventually available at every Dior counter or are they more exclusive? If they are - I still have a € 50,- giftcard for De Bijenkorf <333. I love love love your swatches and MUST HAVE Shadow!

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  19. The colors look so dark! But Licorice looks absolutely gorgeous especially in that last pic.

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  20. I agree with you, Shadow is absolutely stunning!!

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  21. Very stunning girl! I love your swatches of these! Jealous....I want them now!

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  22. I love this entire collection. Purple isn't my best color but I just love it! Too bad Dior is expensive :/

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  23. Can't wait until they come to North America! Love Shadow....but Licorice really took my breath away!

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  24. Thanks for these amazing swatches! Just purchased all three because of you :)

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