Dior Summer Mix Collection – Lagoon vs. Dior Nirvana

Dior Lagoon
Dior Lagoon

Today I have swatches of the blue polish from Dior’s Summer Mix Collection, Lagoon.  This one is also available on the Bloomingdales website, and it’s a shiny, slightly muted blue.

On Lagoon, the “glossy” finish is kind of less noticeable to me than it was on Acapulco – I only needed two coats for full opacity, and at the end it was shiny.  But it wasn’t that different than the shininess of a normal Dior color, so I don’t know.  I’m not complaining because I like that it was so opaque after just two coats, but it’s not quite a jelly like Acapulco, either.  The formula was nice and it dried quickly.  Lagoon is a medium blue that’s slightly weathered or soft, especially compared to other recent Dior blues like Electric Blue or Blue Denim.

Dior Lagoon
Dior Lagoon

When I put Lagoon next to Electric Blue and Blue Denim it looked a lot more green, and it actually seemed to be closest to Dior’s Nirvana to me.  So I pulled out Nirvana to compare – in the picture below, Lagoon is on my index and middle fingers and Nirvana is on my ring and pinky fingers.  When they’re side by side, Lagoon looks much less green than Nirvana, but they do have similar undertones.  I used two coats of each color, and the “glossy” Lagoon formula just isn’t that apparent.

Dior Lagoon, Nirvana
Dior Lagoon, Nirvana

 

Overall, I like Lagoon but I’m not that excited by it.  I like Acapulco a lot more, and I felt that it was more unique and fun.  Lagoon does have a nice formula, so if you’re into blues it’s worth checking out.  Both Acapulco and Lagoon are available through the Bloomingdales website, and all four colors from this Summer Mix Collection are available at Macy’s counters.

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