Is it passé to match nails to lips? Do it anyway with Rouge Dior Nocturne and Dior Vernis in Apparat

by Paris B on · 61 comments

in FOTD,Lipstick,Makeup,Nails,Product Reviews

I’m very sure there’s some “rule” somewhere about matching (or not) your nail colour to your lip colour. There are always “rules” like this and the thing about rules is that they come and go, usually quite quickly. But I dislike rules that tell me how I should look or dress, so I live a little “dangerously” icon razz Is it passé to match nails to lips? Do it anyway with Rouge Dior Nocturne and Dior Vernis in Apparat

I have been wanting to show you the new Rouge Dior in Nocturne for a while because its such a beautiful colour, but I couldn’t seem to get the right sort of photo for it. It was all very poseur-y and really, the last time I want to come across as is a poseur! It wasn’t until a chance comment by Peach_ on the matching Or Etoile lipstick post, that something went ding! in my head.

It was at that precise moment that I wondered if I could not match my lips to my nails! Rouge Dior in Nocturne on lips and Dior Vernis Apparat on nails.

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Out came Dior Vernis Apparat applied very inexpertly, and Rouge Dior Nocturne. Do they match? I’ll tell you they don’t. Not in a conventional matchy matchy sense, as I’ll show you below, but the two colours do go quite well together. Dior Vernis Apparat is a bronzed deep red shot through with gold in the bottle. On nails, they are a deep, almost burgundy red. Under the light you’ll see flecks of gold that transforms your nails into something elegantly beautiful. In the shade, it is a deeper burgandy. The photo above is taken under warm direct lighting.

Rouge Dior Nocturne is a deep toned red also shot through with gold. Dior’s theme for the holidays is gold so every piece is infused with gold that isn’t glittery nor chunky, but very subtle. When it catches the light, you get a warm inner lit golden glow on nails and lips. Very beautifully done.

Here’s how Rouge Dior Nocturne looks on the lips – a deep red with a golden glow. Like all Rouge Dior, the texture is beautiful – smooth as butter – and the colour is beautifully pigmented. I only ever need 1 layer to get colour as intense as this.

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Also featuring : Dior Forever foundation 010, Bobbi Brown Pink Coral shimmer blush, Armani Eyes to Kill Intense #6 Khaki Pulse, Guerlain Perles de Nuit

This is a perfect holiday lip colour. It isn’t flash nor overly bright nor too red. It looks beautiful under warm lighting, adds a beautiful sort of glow to the face and invites kisses under the mistletoe icon wink Is it passé to match nails to lips? Do it anyway with Rouge Dior Nocturne and Dior Vernis in Apparat Do you see how it shines just at the center of the lip when the light hits? It plumps your lips up and draws attention just where it should go.

Dior got it so right with Nocturne. I could wear it every day and not be bored, because it isn’t too intense for the day either. See?

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With this, you can see that the two colours in Nocturne and Apparat aren’t exactly matching. This is taken in natural daylight. The lip colour is a bit washed out (It looks more like the one above) but it sometimes looks that way – a very softened red. The nail colour however, is about right. You can see how the nail colour differs from that in the first picture but that’s how it is – different under different lighting.

Both Rouge Dior in Nocturne (961) and Vernis in Apparat are limited edition colours for Christmas 2011.

In a nutshell

Rouge Dior in Nocturne continues the Rouge Dior tradition of lipsticks with a smooth texture and well pigmented without drying out the lips. It is very lightweight and glides on very easily to deliver enough colour with just 1 layer of lipstick. Nocturne has minute gold sparkles but isn’t gritty at all nor drying, and does not look glittery on the lips – just a warm glow. Dior Vernis in Apparat is a deep burgundy red colour for the nails that looks dark in the shade but under direct warm light, glows with a golden shine. The flat brush makes application easier and the formula is not too thick. I am not very good with applying nail polish so I managed to streak it, and I experienced tip wear after 2 days but then I’m careless with my nails and I do not use a top nor base coat.

Pros: Rouge Dior – Lovely smooth lightweight texture, pigmented colour, beautiful golden glow to a deep red lip that adds character; Dior Vernis – flat brush makes application easier, golden sparkles adds a warm glow to the colour, color takes on different dimensions in shade and in the light

Cons: Rouge Dior – Pricey; Vernis – Pricey, I experienced tip wear after 2 days without a top or base coat

And for the first (and quite possibly the last) time on my blog, here’s a pouty picture – let’s do the duck face everyone! icon razz Is it passé to match nails to lips? Do it anyway with Rouge Dior Nocturne and Dior Vernis in Apparat

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Oops, I did it again… *mwaks!*

Ooh lala! icon biggrin Is it passé to match nails to lips? Do it anyway with Rouge Dior Nocturne and Dior Vernis in Apparat

Paris B

Rouge Dior in 961 Nocturne retails at RM95 and Dior Vernis in Apparat retails at RM69. Both colours are limited edition and part of the Dior Rouge Or Christmas collection 2011

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dani@callitbeauty November 22, 2011 at 8:44 am

I’m all for it! After all, I’m the one who got excited about matching her lipstick to her glasses :p.

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

Teehee I saw that and it’s so cute! :)

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Rainy Days & Lattes November 22, 2011 at 8:48 am

Beautiful colors :) I adore the nail color. It’s a perfect ruby red. The lipstick is such a friendly red :)

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

Thanks and yes, both colors are very wearable although I’m not too crazy about the poor wear of the nail polish. Then again I could just be hard on my nails :P

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LeGeeque November 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

ROFLMAO! Please do more pics as per the last one :) Too awesomely cute cos you don’t usually do it :D I adore the lipcolour but like I’d tweeted incessantly – Dior’s nail polish quality is really questionable. And as to your question, no, there’s no rule to say you can’t match both colours. Why every not? FAshion’s meant to be fun and rules are meant to be broken (so says the one with an issue with authority in general)

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

Lol if I do more similar pix then it won’t be special anymore yes? ;) and I know what you mean about Dior polishes. I don’t know if it’s because I’m hard on my nails though.

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rinnah November 22, 2011 at 9:11 am

LOL! I nearly burst out giggling when I saw the duck face pout pic! So adorably cute and so not PB at all! :P

You’re not helping my red nail polish lemmings, m’dear. You’re enabling it.

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

Yes indeed! I’m not an enabler for nothing ;) you might like this if you don’t want something too red.

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Lip Stalker November 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

LOVE IT!! The duckface is awesome lol

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

Haha thanks Ling! :P

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xin November 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

FUH LOOK AT THE LAST PIC! *climbs back up to chair*

for the nail color, it sort of reminds me of a Stage polish, but more bronze than red compared to this, and also streaky. LOL

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:20 am

Hope you didn’t sprain something falling off your chair :P I tank I remember the polish you mention. I think it’s now living with you!

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peach_ November 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

I’ve been waiting for this post!!! :D The two complement each other nicely and look fantastic with your skin tone.

And I’m with others — duck face ftw.

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

Lol! Cant do the duck face too often or it won’t be fun anymore hehe ;) and thank YOU for giving me the idea to match these 2 shades! They do go very well together.

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electronicfly November 22, 2011 at 9:43 am

Passe? Don’t care. I love matchy matchy stuff!

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

Just don’t overdo the matchy matchy! ;)

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Sukie November 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

Haha! I absolutely loved the last pic! :D as usual, you aren’t helping me with my newfound addiction for red lippies! ;)

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

Every convert I make to a red lippie is a feather in my cap! ;) glad you’re taking the plunge :D

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Cas November 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

Looking good! Red is SO your thing. Passe? Hmpf, no way, Parisian ladies are known to match their nails and lips, which is why the world sees them as being fashionable so you’re doing the right thing :) More duck face in the future pls, hehe :)

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

Yay! Am glad to know I’m doing something right for once! Fashion wise that is ;) and thank you, if I were to duck face every pic you are all going to get so fed up with me hehe ;)

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Amex November 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

That’s a really lovely red lippy. The colour looks different in all 3 pics, but all look wearable. Sigh, another lemming?

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

Yes it does look different as the light hits. I think it looks best under warm lighting. Absolutely beautiful but it’s LE so don’t wait too long ;)

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Hanny Daforcena November 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

PB you are just too cute la! ^.^

Maybe it’s passe to match nails to lips if you have crazy nail colors on? heehee. I checked the Dior Or lippie out yestereday, made me look like a corpse too

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm

*puts on Kawaii face* Or Etoile isn’t meant to be used alone :) wear it over a lipstick and see the magic at work!

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Jo November 22, 2011 at 10:57 am

You look so Marilyn Monroe in the last pic! Nice! :)

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Aww so sweet of you Jo! :D

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Syen November 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! The last photo was TOO CUTE!!! =P

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Hehehe ;)

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lyn November 22, 2011 at 11:57 am

Hahaha, duck face! So cute :-) You just *had* to show me Apparat, sigh… The lippie is absolutely gorgeous but when I tested it, was kinda warm on me. Maybe it was the lighting. Will give it another go when I visit Dior again.

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I think its the gold. It warms up he color. I can wear this one well though and in the day it looks just like a dark red lip, not overly festive until the lights come on ;)

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Liyana Mariella November 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

OoOoo…seductive red!
Love that color on you :)

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Thank you Liyana! Game to give it a go? ;)

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beetrice November 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

LURVE the last pic!! :D very un-PB but what the heck, looks fab!

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Lol! After all our jokes about duck and fish faces too eh. ;)

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espenine November 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

U could put the duck pic as part of the blog skin, its lovely! :)

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Haha thank you Espenine ;) I may use it for Twitter instead :)

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Foong Jin November 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Love the red lipstick. You really rock the reds! :D You’re influencing me to get a red lippie soon. :P

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Thanks Foong Jin and yes get a red Iipstick! There’s no better time than now cos all the reds come out at year end :)

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Nikki November 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I don’t mind as long as the person wearing the shade looks good on it.

AND YOU DO!

Oh my PB! Never saw you in that pose in my entire blogging life! *whistles*

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Lol!! And you may never see it again, Nikki!! :D

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Monstro November 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I don’t think it’s too matchy-matchy at all! It doesn’t have the exact same shade as you would expect, so it’s just nice to wear together! The colours look fab on you and that pouty pic? A million bucks PB :-) Makes me want to try those colours on myself.

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Yes I do think the colors in this one work because they aren’t the exact shade. If its too matchy matchy it can look too much. I should make silly faces more often yes? ;)

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Nikki November 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm

*saves pic* okay, just in case you remove it ! hahahaha *evil laugh*

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gio November 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

You look so cute!

Love the nail polish. It’s such a beautiful shade!

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Thank you Gio :D

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Kel November 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm

You look good with nail polish – very posh looking!! You should paint your nails more often :p

I love that nail colour!!! Might just about run out to grab it before it gets sold out!! *eeek*

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Thank you Kel! I guess I must start learning how to wear nail polish ;) do get it soon. I hear it’s sold out at a few counters already!

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Acat November 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

okay. now i know what duckface means. thanks.

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Lol!! I can’t believe you left a comment but yes now you know ;)

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Stephanie/Yukaeshi November 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Oooh very pretty lip colour and nail colour too!

Actually, the duckface photo doesn’t look as bad as most duckface photos would be :P In fact, it looks almost, err, seductive, maybe it’s because of the hair (Or because the duckface actually looks more pouty), but it’s not bad! To parrot Beetrice, very un-PB though haha :D

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Paris B November 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Ah many ways to make a duck face! ;)

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