Dior Waterlily vs. OPI Mermaid’s Tears

Dior Waterlily
Dior Waterlily

Dior’s spring collection has a garden theme, and includes two rose-scented nailpolishes in pretty, flowery shades of green and purple.  Today I have swatches and a comparison of the minty green, Waterlily.

A lot of people have been excited for Waterlily – many compared it to Chanel’s famous Jade, since it has a slight shimmer.  I don’t have Jade, but comparisons seem to show that although the two are fairly close, Waterlily is a more yellow, leafy light green than Jade’s cooler mint tones.  Waterlily is a pretty and wearable green – the yellow tones make it soft and it’s not too stark.  The formula is nice and only took me two coats for opacity.

I know that some people are sensitive to smells and have been concerned about the scent in these polishes.  I made the mistake of opening the bottle and taking a big sniff because I was curious about the scent – I can report that in the bottle, this smells just like nail polish chemicals, and is not something you want to sniff.  After it dries it has a light flowery scent, sort of more powdery than anything.  It’s not strong and didn’t bother me while I wore it.  In fact I didn’t smell it at all unless I had my hands pretty close to my face.  I didn’t add a topcoat, so I’m wondering if the scent would even be noticeable through another layer of polish.

In the sun the shimmer was really noticeable, so pretty.

Dior Waterlily
Dior Waterlily

 

In the bottle I thought the color might be close to OPI’s Mermaids Tears, from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection.  When I compared, I found that Mermaid’s Tears is cooler and bluer, and of course it’s a creme with no shimmer, so the finish is different.  In the picture below, Waterlily is on my index and middle finger and Mermaid’s Tears is on my ring and pinky.  They are both soft greens, but otherwise they aren’t that similar.

Dior Waterlily, OPI Mermaid's Tears
Dior Waterlily, OPI Mermaid's Tears

 

The Dior Spring Vernis is available now at Nordstrom’s and the Dior website.

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