Dior Addict Lipstick, 2015 Edit

 

Dior Addict Lipsticks opener

Dior has just rolled out their newly revamped range of Addict Lipsticks (CAN $42.00/44 shades, all permanent), and even without the gorgeous packaging acting as total eye-candy, one quick swatch of any shade will in all probability set off a collecting spree. Available in three finishes (pure colour, shimmering and pearlescent), this breakthrough lipstick and long-lasting topcoat-in-one formula features a ‘Hydra-Gel Topcoat and a Triple Oil Complex‘ at its core that runs throughout the entire length of each lipstick, along with a higher level of pigments for sensational colour, mega-watt shine and a super moisturizing feel to lips throughout and after wear.

The exterior packaging comes with a holographic print, with the acrylic casings displaying some prismatic flashes, as well as sporting new magnetic closures at the top to keep the product safe & snug in its tube. My only beef is with the labelling; if you have more than one Addict Lipstick and happen to open them up at the same time, you better know in advance which shade is which in order to properly re-close them, as the names/labels are found on the outer casing, and not on the actual product.

PS: make sure to open each lipstick by simply pulling on the knob and pulling the tube out of its case – don’t try screwing it out. Sounds silly to even mention this, but for those unfamiliar with this range, knowing this one little fact will save you some frustration.

The four lipsticks I was sent to test out, were created by Dior as the must-have It Shades (with corresponding Vernis shades – review to come):

  • 976 Be Dior – inspired by the emblematic rose of the House of Dior
  • 561 Wonderful – a tribute to Monsieur Dior’s declaration that “pink is a shade that can be worn at any hour”
  • 553 Smile – a versatile neutral/nude for an illuminating yet natural look
  • 451 Tribale – pearlized coral shade reminiscent of Monsieur Dior’s classic pearl accents

Dior Addict Lipstick packaging

Dior Addict Lipstick, 2015 Edit (so cool: holographic packaging)

Dior Addict Lipstick casing

Dior Addict Lipstick, 2015 Edit

Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Addict Lipstick, 2015 Edit

 

Dior Addict Lipstick macro

Dior Addict Lipstick, 2015 Edit

Dior Addict Lipstick swatches 1

Dior Addict Lipstick, 2015 Edit swatches (direct sunlight)

Dior Addict Lipstick swatches 2

Dior Addict Lipstick, 2015 Edit swatches (alternate light)

 

Dior Addict 451 Tribale

451 Tribale | A pink leaning coral hue with a visible, yet totally smooth-feeling, pearlized finish. Provides a healthy flush of colour to lips and leaves a slight “bitten effect” stain after the colour has worn off.

 

Dior Addict 451 Tribale swatch

Dior Addict Lipstick 451 Tribale swatch

 

Dior Addict 553 Smile

553 Smile | A pink/nude shade with mauve undertones in the base, making it suitable for both cool and warm complexions. The palest of the four shown along with the shortest staying power (not surprising, given its lighter shade), this is the perfect swipe-and-go shade for when you want a natural, yet still polished look.

 

Dior Addict 553 Smile swatch

Dior Addict Lipstick 553 Smile swatch

 

Dior Addict 561 Wonderful

561 Wonderful | A blue based baby pink shade, cooler leaning, and filled with a shimmering pearlescence for added depth of tone. While I find that most pinks clash against my skin tone, something about this colour totally agrees with me, and will make the perfect counterpart against an edgy smokey eye look.

 

Dior Addict 561 Wonderful swatch

Dior Addict Lipstick 561 Wonderful swatch

 

Dior Addict 976 Be Dior

976 Be Dior | Thinking that this shade would be super vampy based on what’s seen in the tube, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s actually more of a deep raspberry on application. Displaying an almost crystalline shine, this has become my go-to shade for when I want a bright pop of colour, but can’t be bothered with precision techniques – it’s THAT easy to apply & wear. The longest lasting of the four, it also leaves a deep rose stain behind. LOVE.

 

Dior Addict 976 Be Dior swatch

Dior Addict Lipstick 976 Be Dior swatch

 

These lipsticks are so perfectly named, because once you try them, you quickly become addicted to the way they feel both during application (think: buttery, ultra-smooth, gliding texture), the insane brilliance they provide, as well as how plump & hydrated your lips feel long after the colour has faded. Naturally, there are less expensive alternatives in the marketplace that offer similar qualities, but I’ve pretty much tried them all and have yet to find a lip product that just feels so good. And with 44 shades to choose from, it’s pretty much a given that you’ll find your match. Or six.

 

Dior Addict Lipstick closer

 

 

The Dior Addict Lipstick Collection 2015 is available now across Canada through Sephora & sephora.com, Holt Renfrew and The Bay, thebay.com Find more information via www.dior.com

 

Press samples kindly sent by Dior for my unbiased considerations/post may contain affiliate links

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