Dior Vernis in Silver Lake 071

November 12, 2011

Dior has released a new edgy metallic silver nail polish called Silver Lake in celebration of Allure’s 20th Anniversary. It’s exclusive to Dior.com for $22. If you’re interested I suggest you act fast because it’s limited edition. Silver Lake 071 is a gorgeous complex silver loaded with all sorts of sparkles in shades of silver, gunmetal grey, blue and black. On the nails it’s a cooler-toned metallic with very slight blueish tones. I adore it. First question on everyone’s mind is: how does this compare to Chanel Graphite (click here for feature from last July)? It’s similar in the complexity but different in color. The Dior is more of a silver-gunmetal while the Chanel flashes more gold. I think they are different enough to justify owning both, but that’s just me. Scroll down below for the comparison details but first up are some more shots of Silver Lake. Applied with two coats below.

Dior Silver Lake 071

Dior Silver Lake versus Chanel Graphite

Close up comparison shots to a few other metallic silvers:
Chanel Graphite, Dior Silver Lake, Dior Silver Pearl

Comparisons to more shades: Chanel Graphite, Dior Silver Lake, Dior Silver Pearl,
Dior NY57th, OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous

Bottom line: Yes, you can dupe it with other brands, but I love Dior’s quality and finish. The color is to die for and I prefer it over Chanel Graphite. Those new to my blog, welcome! Kindly do not leave links in the comments as I like to keep this an advertising-free and spam-free blog. Also note all content and photos are copyrighted which means I do not allow photos to be republished, hot-linked, or used on other websites, message boards, forums, blogs etc.
Also, check out Makeup Magpie for her lovely swatches and comparisons.

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  • Oh, it's pretty!

  • WOW! Amazing post!
    I love this colour and this finish!
    Steel,Graphite,Black Pearl,OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous- I love all of them,and Dior Silver Lake is my new "mush have" unique polish!

  • Gorgeous photos! This shade looks lovely on you πŸ™‚ I couldn't pass this one up as I love these types of gunmetal shades. Thanks so much for the link πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    I love your blog and really appreciate the NO advertising and flashing cheap ads on the side.
    You have a very professional and wonderful quality site. Kudos to you!

  • Anonymous

    I'm with you on this, Lina. Nice polish. I like that it is a little darker…more dramatic without being OOT.

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Laura πŸ™‚

  • I impulse bought this polish the second the email from Dior popped up in my inbox and I was SO thrilled with it when I received it. The scattered teal shimmer was a big surprise and it really elevates the polish for me beyond what I thought I would be getting from the color dot/bottle renderings. Of the ones you compared I only have OPI LLM (although I have a bunch of cheaper Graphite cousins), so I especially value it in my collection. I've become a recent Dior convert and this is one that I'm especially happy to have!

  • Silver Lake by Dior is such a gorgeous metallic! I love how it's not too dark, but not too light either. It's just perfect. πŸ™‚ I love your comparison swatches. Thank you!

  • I'm quite enamored with this color– I only wish it was available at dept stores too! Silver lake looks amazing against the clouds, and combined with your outfit. So chic =)

  • Good to see the comparisons. Love Silver Lake!

  • lovely review:)it's always fun to check your blog:)

  • I have to say, I think I like the Dior much more than the Chanel!

  • Pam

    I love love love your blog πŸ™‚

    And this post pushed me over the edge. I wasn't sure I'd order Silver Lake since I'm all the way in Manila but after seeing your swatches, I just had to πŸ™‚ Can't wait to wear it!

  • I found your blog today and have been pinning things to Pinterest. Is that okay? If not I will go and remove them. If someone clicks on the photo it takes them right to your blog. Just let me know as I want to follow your no-ad policy.

    Thank you!