Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer Review, Swatches

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Laquer Blue Dahlia Review, Swatches

Claims: A luxurious brilliance at your fingertips. Experience Pure Color

  • Rich, glossy, quick-drying and long-wearing.
  • Truly intense color is so shiny it looks wetβ€”but don’t be fooled.
  • Resists chipping, even in water.
  • Won’t fade, dull or streak, even in strong sunlight.

Price : Rs 1210

Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer is a midnight blue nail polish. It does not have any shimmer but has a glossy shine to it. The nail polish is on the opaque side. You just need one coat of nail polish to get the colour but I like to apply two coats of it to get really dark nails.

Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer
Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer

The brush is wide enough to give even application to your nails. The formula is neither thick or thin. The texture reminds me of acrylic colours. I found zero streaking or bubbling while applying the nail polish.

Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer
Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer

I wanted to do the real test of chipping since the nail polish is on the expensive side. I applied this nail laquer on Saturday morning and today is Wednesday. I took the following picture today. There is absolutely no chipping and I have not applied nail top coat. It’s just two coats of Blue Dahlia Nail laquer. If you look closely at the edges of my nails, you’d notice that my nails have already started growing.

Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer
Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer

The nail laquer has lost a little glossiness and shine however but there has been no chipping at all. πŸ™‚ The color hasn’t dulled down. Oh! I do regular house hold chores. πŸ™‚

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Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer
Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer

Regarding color, I wouldn’t call Blue Dahlia a unique shade but it gets heads up from me for the quality.

Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer
Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer

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138 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Nail Laquer Review, Swatches

    1. You knwo the other day I was at the estee lauder store and a woman came and bought 5-6 nail paints . I was like huh? Why would one buy such expensive nail paints. Guess I know now. πŸ˜›

  1. 1210 on a nail paint???????????? 😯 😯 Seems like a looooooootttttttttttttttttt!!!!! However awesum the color maybe….I can buy a nice silk FABINIDA kurta or a hidesign ka wallet or a Benetton ka top wid dat amount………Ok nail paint lovers plz dnt kill me…but dat is wat popped into ma head the moment i read 1210/- :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

    1. yeah there are loads of laquer heads who go crazy about nail paints. I think it’s the same na. I would go and buy an expensive lipstick and they’d give me stares. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    2. Errr…I get stares from people when they find out how much my Fabindia kurti actually costs and you like Hidesign toooo???????????? Me toooooooooo…me Hidesign nutcase… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Ohhhhhh I am very worried when the Ogre reads this :pain: :pain: :pain: if she ever comes to Bangalore I go shopping at Jute cottage for a bag before I meet her :pain:

  2. Guess…its foolish of me to ask prices of such brands… It is by default always > Rs.1000/-…. no matter what the product is…be it lip pencil or nail paints or nail paint remover or even cleansing pads!! :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/

  3. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ yeah i get it now….kinda like my fixation for clothes n bags n shoes n morrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeee clothes n bags n shoeeeeeesssssss………… :devil: :devil: :devil:

  4. Hi Rati,
    😯 😯 😯 you put on a Rs.1210/- nail color and then do household chores ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) if thats not an anomaly tell me what is :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    1. YOu know I really wanted to put it through test. it is quite expensive for a nail paint and if it behaves like a regular nail paint what is the point naa.. :))

      1. BTW.. I absolutely loved your retro look..i believe it is your avatar now..dark lip colors look so smashing on you..but then dark lips don’t go with dark eyes which is the running trend nowadays.. (and i am so out of context here but i had to offload that).. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ and yes when i am on to it them pl. when you do your looks pl. pl. put some erect final pics, to watch those slating pics i have to crane my neck :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

  5. Much too expensive for a nail panit unless u r a real nail paint enthusiast……but that staying power is awesome…… nail panits never stay beyond a couple of days with base coat & top coat

  6. I am a bigggggg time laquerhead and becauseeeee I am that…I tend to change my nailpaint every 2-3 days!! heeeeee haaaa!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ don’t need to keep that on my nails for sooooooo many days… :dance: :dance: :dance: ..ok! I know I have gone bonkers after knowing its price… :-/ :-/ 😐 😐

  7. I think its quite unfair to compare an EL paint with say a Lakme or a Maybelline paint…its a luxury brand…and you pay for the brand…that’s one thing. The quality would also be wayyy superior, I am not saying its 1000 bucks more superior, but there is a difference. Try a Dior lipstick and a Lakme lipstick, and then tell me that there is no difference!! So ultimately, it would all depend on the budget..for Rs. 100, you get awesome nail colours, but if I had the Rs. 1200 to spare for a nailpolish, I would definitely buy these. Right now, I don’t…I used it up for buying my Chanel lip gloss πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. lol…..he he…me not comparing anything πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ..who is comparing? ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) …

      Me has seen these 20rs ka nail paints too….they have “Dove” imprinted on them..with color separated from water floating inside the shishis!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :silly: :silly: :silly: ..

      Me liking this EL thingy…Me want to buy it..but not from my money!!…someone donate!! :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:

      1. if you find someone whoz ready to donate .. plz pass on my name too… m next on the list πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› :giggle: :giggle:

          1. OMG cali , ur not my fb right ??… u kno my friends hv this dirty joke bout how this pic (one of my fav) loooks like its deepika padukone’s …. dirty because i detest her , she ll be the last person on earth i will want to look like ..

            pehle woh log , ab tum .. m soooo :brokenheart: :brokenheart:

                1. i could take the next flight to bangalore and show myself to you to prove i dont look like her .. gawwwdddd m so done with this deepika padukone thing. :-(( :-((

                  1. Its the smile and the haircute…I am thinking you don’t look like her but she has a very wide pretty smile and you have the same warm friendly smile in your yaaa…that’s what’s similar…and ohhh..I think there is some photo of hers in this kind of lighting it all matches together….

                    :evilgrin: :evilgrin: so don’t you worry….you no look like a celebrity at all… :evilgrin:

                    1. hair cute is a combo for cute and good hair cut :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: , so stupid !!guess i also need coffee …

                      me no looking like celebrity was upsetting ., me thinking me looking like topshot model (not deepika ).. jus kidding .. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  8. Hmmm…..radhika ji hume bata rahi hai…she got anothr Chanel :smug: ….n den she calls Rati preen queen :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

    Okay time to run b4 i get attacked…. :beatup: :beatup:

    1. Rati is the preen queen…but I am the “Ohh, I only buy Chanel” queen….heheheheheeeeeeeeee….

      😐 😐 😐 prays hubby doesn’t read this 😐 😐 😐 😐

        1. :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: you have a Chanel ka laquer…. :poop: and that too gifted…. :poop: :poop: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: I am a poopy alien for today…I am super jealous….

  9. I don’t think there’ll come a day when I’ll spend 12oo bucks on a nail-paint. 😯 😯 Not even if I win the lottery. But it must be super good quality if it doesn’t chip after so many days. Way to go, Rati! :yes: :yes: :yes:

    1. Get a squirrel one!! It looks cute…eating a nut!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ..But since you are a chanel can place squirrel eating a Kajuuuuuuu

        1. Erdnussflips????????????????? 😯 😯 😯 😯 What dattttty thingy is that? I hope it is something to eat!!! 😐 😐 😐 😐 ..Just googled it…It looks edible and somewhat tasty too!! …Reminds me of Kurkure..I want to eat it now!! πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

          1. Oh me used to eat then in bachpan :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory:

            But I didn’t know the name… :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk:

            1. I dont eat German snacks…!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Carried my kurkure there too..hee hee..the best thing about being in Germany is that you can skip the food and get clothes and cosmetics of same price..hee hee…not possible in India!!!!!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    1. Noooooooo…not IMBB…you need to love MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: I am actually a poopy alien for today but no poopies on comments for you πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    2. but after on toes…need to think of ways and means of showcasing them to everyone….so πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› i mean…1200 ka nail polish on toes only…i need to justify na :laugh:

  10. Oh you saved for today..but with any such cute nailpolish…wear a nice your nice nice legs are on public display :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: and wear some footwear that shows off your toes in all their glory…I am assuming of course you wont wear sneakers with the skirt 😐 😐 😐 😐

    😐 😐 😐 😐 Rads has been banned from IMBB until after 11 p.m. to safeguard children 😐 😐 😐 😐

  11. …and apart for all the above..i will also keep shifting from one leg to another (sort of a dance) when talking to someone so that they can check the nail paint…..advertise…. ?:-) πŸ˜›

  12. the nail is really nice but its like super super expensive … πŸ™ but then quality comes comes at a price πŸ™‚

    about u doing ghar ka kaam with this thing on … – to each , his own . :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

  13. 😯 😯 😯 😯 1200?? well i’l buy that when i becum rich!! :rotfl: :rotfl: right now i think im happy wid the sasta maal :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

  14. Hmm… this is surprising. Many of you do not seem surprised when a lipstick cost so much but a nail paint worth Rs. 1200 seem shocking. I am not saying it is cheap but I am wondering why so many of you give less important to nails than you give to blush or eyeshadow or lipsticks. We men pay as much attention to a woman’s nails as to her face while talking to her. And not so nice looking nails are a turn off.

    Effectively It’s like saying that your face should look fair but your neck can look dark. Or that you can wear good suits and trousers but wear cheap shabby shoes.

    The underlying assumption is that nails are perhaps less visible than the face and hence less important for buying a Rs. 1200 nail paint. Unfortunately, it’s not so. And good looks are a whole package, not just face I believe.

    1. My Bf notices shoes and even the toes and toenails of girls!!..Even the feeeeet , he tells me if someone’s got cracks and all lol..So I agree with this fact. Men notice everything!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

    2. Me toooo..I notice so many girls…so well perfect (which with my scatterbrains hair is really a big deal) and so well dressed and slim slim slim…and scroll down to the feet and stupid chappal kind of stuff with totally neglected feet…not even moisturized!!!! Good-looking feet with some pretty nail colour can be so super attractive…

        1. Oh you don’t need to buy EL for pretty feet…that’s not what I say at all…you can have pretty feet even with some clear nail polish or no nail polish also…just moisturize and keep feet clean…and these girls so much effort on everything else and such shabby feet it kind of sticks out..

          EL is for have fat wallet, want pretty feet πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

            1. OMGGGG…Deeeepikaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: okayyy me just irritating you….but you do look a NOT-LIKE-DEEPIKA manner :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

              Just to clarify, I look very much like Aishwarya Rai…and I don’t mind annnyyyybody saying that to me :evilgrin:

              1. hahahaha… ok aapka naam karan ho gaya .. from today me calling you “aishwarya rai”.. full name so that others are also aware . :laugh: :laugh: u want the bachan surname too ?? πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    3. Believe me…some of us are fully shocked by them lipsticks as well but somehow there have been so many of such reviews here that i have become desensitized to an extent but i guess this is the first nail paint review >1000 range so we have been shocked afresh, i think a few more such reviews and we will accept them nail colors as well… know i read each and every imbb post and yet sometimes because others have commented all that i need to say i happily browse and go back keeping behind the scene but even i had to comment today.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

      1. I think you are right. ALso, we use lipsticks more often than nail paints so a price such as this seems expensive to us while we digest the same price for lipsticks. πŸ™‚

        And you must comment more often. It only adds to the madness :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

      2. It takes a 1200 Rs EL nail polish for Rajeshwari to finally go mad enough to comment here :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: wonder which post I commented first on…oh gooodness…it must have been some embarrasssssinglllllyyyy decent comment like “loved the review” or something…I am sure I must have acted all gooody gooodyyy :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:

        1. Me go hunt for you first comment :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

        2. Hi Rads,
          Just now i was looking at your inglot eye shadow post and wanted to post a comment but couldn’t figure out how to ???? and see i wan’t even mad at anything :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: but want to see you do a look with them e/s…

            1. You don’t meee tooo here…see I found the evil plans behind your pooopy comments…you make people read my posts and then come back and comment on IMBB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: This is so harmful :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :evilgrin:

          1. Eh? You can’t figure out how to comment?? Its because of this horrible Rati…she jealous of my Inglot palette ka post she posts soooo many comments there…all pooopy comments..anyway, the point is…you have to scroll down all those horrible poopy comments and there is a box – post a comment – right at the bottom of the post…type your comment there and post.

      1. Wow….. Rads from that innocuous comment in March to piles of :poop: :poop: …some progress you’ve made :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

        1. :shame :shame: :shame: Is there no privacy in this world anymore….my comments all out on public display like this…I die of shame :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:

  15. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Me wanna c Rads gooody side :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

  16. ” No wonder you have amazing skin. I see those carrots all I think is gajar halwa ” hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Actual taaaarrrriiiiiiiffffffffffff ki gayi thi….:silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

  17. Ahhh but you never make salad with those carrots..I was shocked..this girl gets red carrots there and what does she do…MAKE SALAD?????????????????????????????????

    All I could think of was she wasted all those carrots…here naaa…we get them only in December time….is my gajar halwa making season πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  18. This is Rads comment in ur clinique blush review….”Heyyy Rati…you looking soooo cute…love the entire look – especially the top and the ear rings- all supercute ” :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

  19. Another one in the same review….”Naaah nothing from Clinique….I don’t have much of a makeup stash – mostly cos I am pretty new to all this….you people are slowly making me also one makeup rani now…and I am really glad and thankful too…cos I know all the videos and photos and makeup breakdowns must be taking so much of your time.”

    Oh rads…u r…errrr were chooooooooo chwetttttttttttt….. :devil: :devil: :devil:

  20. Dear IMBB readers,

    Radhika died..she sends you all loads of poop from her grave :poop: :poop: :poop:

    Radhika’s blog ghost (who by the way already dead soooo….)

  21. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

  22. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Mirror Mirror on the walll who says the sweetest thngs for alll????????????????

    RADS RADS RADS………… :silly: :giggle:

  23. Oh….Rads liked me????????

    Everythng written above is hereby taken back by me…..

    It was sumone else’s plan……Dey made me write it….

    Me luuuv Rads :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* …. plz dnt die RADS πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

    1. Me send fllaaawers for radss *sniff sniff* :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose:

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