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Dior Silver Pearl Nail Polish Swatch & Review

By on April 7, 2010
in Dior, Silver, Spring 2010
dior silver pearl dior gris perle bottle After getting all swooning for Dior’s Silver Purple last fall I was excited to see what Spring would bring.  Here we have a variation last season’s smokey purple toned silver with the aptly named Silver Pearl or Gris Perle depending on the country.I must admit when I first saw promo pics of Silver Pearl I wondered if we had a Chanel Kaleidoscope dupe on our hands.  Don’t we all wish for that?  Then I saw it in person and was all, “I’ve seen this before.”  I wasn’t even all that jazzed to test it.  *insert foot in mouth*  I’m totally eating my words now that I’ve gotten around to trying it.  Check out this bolt of silver lightening after the jump!

Just the ease of application and heavy pigmentation alone make Silver Pearl a winner in my book.  The Dior formula is top notch in this one.  Even though it’s not a high shine foil metallic, it’s not a brush stroke monster either.  You get smooth, even coverage in two coats though the heavy handed could probably get away with one.

Silver Pearl is definitely unique to me in that it has this aged brushed look to it.  Unlike Orly Shine from the Foil FX Collection, this isn’t a brand new necklace on its first day out of the shop.  This has more of a pewter feel though it reminds me of this amazing gray pearl necklace I spotted at a jewelry store in St. Maarten, which is my fave place to shop for gemstones (hello duty free!).

To me this color falls somewhere in the spectrum between charcoal and a true silver and as much as I WISH I could have found you a dupe, I’m at a loss.  The closest I could come is the base color in Lippmann Marquee Moon though it’s still not a twin.  dior-silver-pearl-gris-perle-1

Bottom line: If you love silver, you’ll want to scoop up Silver Pearl for its excellent application and unique color.  If the Dior price tag is a bit too hefty, don’t feel guilty if you pass this one by.

Dior Silver Pearl retails for $21 and is available now at and

Has anyone taken the plunge on Silver Pearl yet?  What do you think of it?  Has anyone found a good dupe for it?

Disclosure: A product sample was furnished by Dior. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Katy M says:

    I’m loving this!!!!!!!

  2. Diane says:

    It’s gorgeous. In your photos reminds me a fair bit of mac Studded with a topcoat.

  3. Isabelle says:

    I love this color and Claires has a nice dupe for it

  4. Susanna says:

    Hmmm. I like it, but it’s not a must-have for me.

  5. Tenns says:

    Absolutely lovely color! Dior hit the nail on the head with this one. *no pun intended*

  6. Sarie says:

    I have it on right now and it’s awesome! Amazing application and wear.

  7. Catanya says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  8. Silver Lips says:

    I so need that polish in my life. Very pretty

  9. Jackie S. says:

    I was eyeing this one on Nordstroms, I’m still thinking…..

  10. Nancy says:

    Why does Dior torture me like this?!? Of course I will have to get Silver Pearl. The color looks gorgeous. I have Silver Purple and it wears amazingly well.

  11. Gina says:

    Ya, I agree with Diane, looks JUST like Mac Studded with a top coat.

  12. jo says:

    I got this a while ago and I love it so much on my feet. It goes great with black jelly shoes!

  13. tanis says:

    I bought Silver Pearl a while back, but tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago- I LOVE IT. I love how easy it is to apply and how it only takes two coats.

    Its definitely one of my favorites, I love the life span of Dior lacquer on the nails.

  14. Jenniferx33 says:

    Mac Studded..for suree.

  15. Merrin says:

    I’m wearing MAC Studded right now, and I swear this looks just like it! Reallllly love it. ;o)

  16. amy says:

    I bought this way back in January and loved it. I thought it would be very similar to Chanel Kaleidoscope too, but Silver Perle is much smokier and blackened, almost like a metallic charcoal.

  17. Poppy Buxom says:

    I bought it a few weeks ago and have tried it twice, and both times it chipped like crazy. When I do my own nails, I use Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails as both my base and top coat, and I never have a problem with O.P.I. and Essie colors. I get at least four days wear out of them that way.

    The Dior chipped the day after I applied it. I figured it was worth another try, so I brought the bottle with me the next time I got a salon manicure. Even with their products and application, the Silver Pearl chipped the next day. And not just a bit of wear at the tips–big honking pieces.

    I love the color, but it’s driving me crazy. My experience had always been that shimmers, metallics, and holos wear beautifully, but this is crazy.

    I have the Silver Pearl on my toes, and it’s doing much better there … it’s been two weeks and it’s holding up great.

  18. Rory says:

    This really reminds me of Revlon’s “Steele Her Heart.”

  19. dave aka pnl says:

    Wow!…..simply amazing at any cost…..

  20. I love this silver pearl nail polish from Dior. It’s so saturated, my nails look fabolous!

  21. Val?ALU says:

    Want a dupe for Chanel