When I saw the first promo pictures and swatches of Dior 401 Saint Tropez I knew I needed this pretty slightly muted turquoise in my life. The fact that it is a numbered limited edition and only available in the US Dior online store and selected boutiques made me crave it even more. With the help of a CP I luckily got my paws on it and yesterday it was in my mail.
After a day of not wearing nail polish (the horror! :eek:) I picked Saint Tropez for my new manicure. Let’s take a look if Saint Tropez can live up to it’s hype:
The application of Saint Tropez was a bit tricky. It was more on the thick side and I had to be very careful with the application. It’s opaque enough to be a two coater but due to a few streaks I had to apply a third coat to even them out.
In the bottle you can see a tiny amount of silver shimmer but it’s not visible on my nails. I made a few close-up pictures but sadly not one of them showed the shimmer.
One thing slightly irritates me though. Saint Tropez is darker and less muted on my nails than it looks in the bottle. I was already looking forward to have this light muted turquoise on my nails but when I applied it I was a bit disappointed because it’s a bit darker and brighter.
Does Saint Tropez live up to its hype? Yes and no. It is a gorgeous turquoise crème and currently I can’t think of an exact dupe. If you don’t mind buying high end priced nail polishes and love turquoise you should be happy with your purchase. However If you can’t get your hands on Saint Tropez for retail I wouldn’t recommend to pay ebay prices for it.
All in all I am glad I had the chance to purchase Saint Tropez. I just love turquoise nail polishes and Saint Tropez makes no exception.
Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥