Dior Lilac Colorvision #398 Vernis – Sephora Exclusive

April 17, 2013

Dior has released a Sephora-exclusive nail polish called Lilac Colorvision #398 ($24, limited on Sephora.com and in stores). It’s a new shade to the US, but actually a repromote of a Japan Exclusive Frou Frou #398 (see review on Ala Peach). It’s currently sold out online but the Find In Store feature shows that physical stores should still have it in stock. I found mine in-store several weeks ago.
Lilac Colorvision #398 is a lovely cream light lilac nail color. Many lilacs are either too pink or pale and end up clashing with my skintone but the Dior #398 has enough color to not look chalky. It has a very fresh youthful look that’s lovely for spring. The application was smooth and flawless with two coats – Dior keeps getting better and better.

Swatches below with two coats, no top coat, I was happy to find it dried to a glossy finish very quickly:

I don’t own many lilac shades to compare, but I pulled a few purples from Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and OPI to compare (each photo has the same set, just different lighting):

Bottom line gorgeous. If you’re interested I suggest you try to track it down at your local Sephora store soon, I don’t know if it will be restocked at Sephora.com. Did you try Dior’s Lilac Colorvision? What’s your favorite lilac shade for nails?

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  • This is at the top of my wish list!

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  • Oh great, this is a lilac I can wear too, I have the same issue with most lilacs clashing with my skin tone making me look sick. I really love it, it's so girly and pretty ^^.

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  • Candice

    This is beautiful color and looks great with your skin tone. Thanks for sharing this post!

  • OMG! such a wonderful color!
    But we have any sephora in Germany and they donΒ΄t ship international too :((((

  • This is allegedly on winging its way towards me as we speak. I say allegedly because I had a bad experience with Sephora a couple of years ago and now worry about whether or not I'm really going to get what I ordered! Fingers crossed because I have wanted this BADLY since I saw it on a la Peach back in January. I wish they kept the name though–Frou Frou is so cute, whereas "Lilac Colorvision" is…not.

    • Ah! Spoke too soon, it just arrived! I'm very happy :).

  • Love it. Love it. Love it. That lilac is gorgeous. I want it now.

  • I am a big fan of lilac for nails and this one is really beautiful! It looks great on you!

  • I'm really big on purple polishes, and this is the perfect lilac.

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the in store search suggestion! My local Sephora had two left in stock. The Sephora brand by OPI has a similar color, but it's a touch more pink and the Dior brand is glossier (no top coat used for comparison) and it has less streaking AND the brush is wide and flat and it's hard to mess up application, for once!