Or Divin is the gold polish from Dior’s Holiday 2011 Collection. It’s a soft, tannish-yellow gold that’s unique among my gold polishes.
The d’Or Collection is gold-themed, so of course it needed a gold polish (I’ve also reviewed Exquis, the collection’s deep, shimmery taupe.) In the bottle Or Divin looks creamy and ethereal, milkier than most other gold polishes.
The formula on this one was nice for a polish that admittedly is a bit frosty. It’s a tiny bit sheer, so I used three coats and still felt like I could see a bit of VNL. But the sheerness gave it a softer look, so I kind of liked it that way. I was also happy with how the brushstrokes dried–there was still a faint hint, but the comparison later in the post shows just how minor they are. Or Divin dried really quickly and wasn’t runny like many frosty polishes can be.
The color is nice. It’s a very yellow gold, but it leans a little tan. With its slightly faded yellow color, it kind of reminded me of corn husks or hay. The frostiness is pretty subtle and it felt grown-up, not too sparkly. I felt fine wearing it to work, even though I tend to stay away from sparkly colors during the week. Most of my other metallics are the heavy foil-type metallics that have been popular for the past couple of years, so I’m happy to have a soft gold like this.
I compared to Chanel’s Gold Lame, which is the only other frosty gold I could come up with. Gold Lame was released as part of Chanel’s Noir et Or Paris-Shanghai Collection in Spring 2010. In the picture below, Or Divin is on my index and middle fingers and Gold Lame is on my ring and pinky. You can see that Gold Lame is much more orange and has a peachy shine next to Or Divin. Gold Lame also has much more evident brushstrokes compared to the fairly uniform finish on Or Divin, which made me appreciate Or Divin more. I find Or Divin to be more flattering than the Chanel against my skin, and I like how it’s a kind of refreshing, lighter gold color.
Or Divin and the rest of the d’Or Collection are available at Nordstroms now.