Finally got Christian Dior's Silver Purple swatched.
While I was poking around organizing by color, I found an old Dollar Tree purchase, Maybelline Purple Rage.
Organizing by color has its advantages when you don't have a spread sheet.
Here's Purple Rage:
Deep grape charcoal gray. Some silvery frost, but more of a refined shimmer.
Three coats, needed thinning and definitely showing some brushstrokes.
It also bubbled. Much frustration.
Fixable with a dose of thinner, as you shall see later.
Dior's Silver Purple
As you can see it is similar, however it's a bit of a better formula, quite easy to use, and it's a favorite.
Three coats, but two were only necessary.
It's such a great polish.
I compared them in the bottle, then on the nail:
In the bottle the difference is apparent.
Left to right:
Dior - pinkie
Maybelline - ring
Dior - middle
Maybelline - index
I thinned the Maybelline with 20 drops of thinner, which made a considerable difference, and it looks like a very near dupe.
This is under a daylight corrected lamp.
You can see the more read leaning base on Maybelline's Purple Rage, where Dior's Silver Purple remains much more restrained by comparison.
I like them both, am very glad I found a back up for my beloved Dior.
Thanks for reading my little nail polish journal!