Dior 'Diorlisse' Ridge Filler for Nails
I normally wear my nails very natural since I work in the medical field. But now that I am getting older, my nails have become more brittle and chip often. I thought I would give this a try, and I love this stuff! Here is a tip: Put a very little amount on the brush, since a little goes a long way. Apply a thin layer, then re-apply another coat, about 15 minutes or so (it dries fast!). The thin layers will help prevent the cloudy look, the extra coat will make your nails very strong and your nails will look natural with a little shine!
special with a caveat
i do like this product and i'm using it regularly however i'm not sure what category to put this in;
as a ridge filler- it does a good job, i do see my nails are way smoother, and i like the fact it's a pretty pink ridge filler, but it's far from perfect and i'm not convinced it's superior to any other ridge filler. i have to move very quickly and evenly or it will be a streaky ridge filler.
as a base coat- it would seem to be perfect based on its ridge-filling properties, but alas it mixes with the color you're using no matter how long it's been allowed to dry (goes something like this; put on decent coat, let dry 3-5 minutes, but any color on other than same sheer pink color family, and i get milky streaks in the polish or separation akin to oil & water).
as a stand alone color- as another review mentioned it's too streaky to wear on it's own. i do LOVE the milky pink color it gives (perhaps on par with Essie Mademoiselle and Chanel Ballerina). perhaps if one were to put a second color in the same family , but isn't that too high maintenance?
i've gotten the technique down where i put the right thickness of a coat to not let it be too streaky. i admire the color of my nails, but inevitably i want to put something else on, and i need to be fast and precise with that color or it will mix & streak.
i've used half of the bottle in 4 months so i think that's good but it does make my manicure more high maintenance and i'm pretty sure contributes to chipping on the 2nd day (chanel, dior, etc, etc). best used very carefully. not sure if i'll repurchase especially considering i believe it contributes to major chipping. i'm trying a sticky base coat and then may give up on this all together. and i've used exclusively Dior (this, color and topcoat) for many manicures to test that theory, and i still get large chips on the 2nd day.
I usually love Dior nail products, but...
I usually love Dior nail products, but this one completely baffled me. What is it supposed to be ... a ridge filler? A base coat? A sheer pink? It was horrible for all three of those tasks. I can't comment on it as a nail strengthener because I couldn't find a way to fit it into my regular routine.
As a ridge filler: it's no more or less ridge filling than my usual Chanel or Dior base coat - it needed two coats to make my nails noticeably smoother. One coat had no ridge-filling effect at all. And my ridges aren't even that noticeable to begin with.
As a base coat: it's the worst - my nail polish was flaking and shipping the very next day. The formula felt very chalky.
Since I couldn't use it as a base coat or a ridge filler, I thought I'd try it as a sheer pink color - maybe a healthier alternative to OPI Bubble Bath? But as a sheer pink color it was a chalky and streaky mess. One coat was too clear to be noticeable - and two coats was incredibly streaky. I'm very good at applying polishes but with this one, the second coat actually moves the first coat around - even when I waited 15 minutes between coats! So it's impossible to avoid streaks with 2 or more coats.
Other reviewers praise the nail strengthening properties, but with all of these issues I can't picture using it enough long enough to find out whether or not it strengthens my nails.
I think I'm actually going to empty the bottle and then pour some Zoya polish into it so I can reuse the brush. I do like the Dior brush a lot.
So pleased Dior has brought back Ridge Filler for Nails. I had used this product
years ago, starting when Dior gave workshops in how to do manicures. Then, it
was unavailable. It is quite wonderful to strengthen ridged and splitting nails.
I am able to be proud of my nails again. This is important as I live in the desert
and am in my 70's and my nails have needed the care this Dior rescue product has