Meh: Dior Liquorice

A few months ago, Dior Liquorice was *the* ‘it’ color. I fell victim to its charms after seeing a few pictures of it on other girls. It wasn’t exactly disappointing but I think this color was, sadly, the catalyst of my antipurpleitis. So, despite the fact that the color is a great tyrian purple (reddish plummy mega shimmer) and it wore like iron (three whole days, not one visible sign of wear), I just wasn’t wowed by it. Maybe it’s because the color is way more impressive before it dries? After it dried, even with a healthy slathering of Seche, it seemed a little duller.

Liquorice was supposedly a Nordstrom’s exclusive. Seeing as how I didn’t get mine from Nordies and the serial numbers were filed off the bottle, gangland firearms style – I think it’s safe to assume that the people who sold it to me were of the unscrupulous sort. (Picture a man in a trench coat meeting me in some dark alley. He opens the left side of his jacket pointing to several tiny pockets, each containing a bottle of some high end limited edition exclusive nail polish. He says, “Psst girl, whatchu neeeeeed”?) Ultimately, I think Liquorice is a keeper but I probably won’t be running to it very often.


10 Responses to “Meh: Dior Liquorice”

  1. Katee Says:

    I am kind of underwhelmed by Licorice too.

  2. firepail Says:

    it’s true, but your posting made me giggle this morning… you are so funny when you are disappointed. well, I guess funny generally actually…

  3. Brooke Says:

    Well I like it. But I probably wouldn’t pay the high price for it, but I am cheap when it comes to nail polish, nothing over $10.00 for me.

  4. Diann_co Says:

    I actually like this color, but I am sucker for burgundy purples. I’d gladly take it off of your hands, LOL

  5. Shryh Says:

    Oh lord. Most expensive (makeup prices in Australia are KILLER), most disappointing polish in my collection. It’s a decent enough vampy, but surprisingly dull – I shouldn’t have to sunbathe every single time I wear it just to see what it’s capable of. It should come with its own portable incandescent lighting, yes it should.

  6. sharon Says:

    I actually like this color a lot, and it’s not on nordstrom’s website anymore can u recommend something similar?

  7. Deepo Says:

    I love it – don’t own it and probably won’t buy it for the price, but I love plummy shades. I’m wearing Essie Bahama Mama but I love the glitter (not overly glittery) of this. doesn’t look dull in your pix.

  8. pretear Says:

    Katee – Yea, pretty much.

    Firepail – lol. I try (and usually fail). : P

    Brooke – I used to feel that way too, then RBL happened to me. lol.

    Diann_Co – I can’t believe I’m about to say this but I’m actually thinking of doing a purge soon and I might let go of some of these colors that I like but I don’t love. But you know how I feel about purging, so it might not actually happen. I’ll let you know if it does. : )

    Shryh – Yea it’s very pretty in the sun light but still sort of meh.

    Sharon – It’s probably not available anymore, I can’t think about anything exactly like it that isn’t also hard to find. I’ll keep my eye out though.

    Deepo – That’s why I’m going to hold off on a final judgment for this color – it’s possible that when I get over my aversion to purple that I will really like this one.

  9. prettybeautiful Says:

    this color is amazing, love the shimmers

  10. Jacquelene Bourassa Says:

    will you be testing the Happy Birthday by Lippmann?

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