The two colours come in a pair and are miniature lacquers – they’re 7 ml each, versus the usual 10 ml. The shimmery teal (794 Samba) is quite the jewel-toned stunner while the crème jade (402 Samba) has a pastel tonal depth that I love. The teal looks like it has a propensity to streak because of its metallic cast – while it isn’t exactly streaky, I can see faint brushstrokes, which a good topcoat helps to obscure.
Opacity is easily achieved with 2 layers for both, although the formula is slightly gunky and applies somewhat less fluidly than a regular Dior Vernis. (Other reviews I’ve read mention their thin consistency; I guess this could be attributed to batch production.) The brush is different too: Instead of the brand’s signature wide and tapered brush, it is thinner, flatter and straight-cut.
In Singapore, this polish pair retails at S$44. For a comprehensive colour comparison of these shades with similar ones from other brands, do visit Kai’s Obsession.
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