Dior has recently launched a 2.0 version of their iconic Rouge Dior lipstick, infusing it with even more beneficial ingredients than before, plus making it refillable — a move I definitely approve of, and one which shows the brand’s environmental mindfulness. The best part? This new format is available in 75 shades. Now that’s what I call options!
Rouge Dior Contour Lip Pencil (CAN $37.00/each) | Along with the reformatted lipsticks, the brand has also launched a new & improved version of their lip liners, available in 20 coordinating shades. Each pencil also includes a lip brush on one end and comes with a handy sharpener. The formula is enriched with peony and pomegranate flower extracts as well as shea butter, which provides continuous hydration throughout wear. The texture is buttery smooth and glides effortlessly along lips, with each displaying excellent colour saturation. Whether used to line or completely fill in the lips, these are transfer-proof and incredibly long lasting; I actually had to scrub quite hard to remove the swatches from my arm — and that was after only minutes of application. Good to know they won’t budge or feather.
- 080 Red Smile – bright red
- 100 Nude Look – warm nude
- 525 Chérie – pink red with shimmer
Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick (CAN $48.00/each) | Available in 4 finishes (satin, matte, metallic, and for the first time, velvet) these lipsticks come housed in couture casings with the “CD” initials on one side of the Cannage band, and are available in 75 shades. Another selling point is that each is now refillable (refills are CAN $38.00/each), a gesture which helps minimize their carbon footprint to some degree. The formula contains red peony extract (a beloved flower of Christian Dior) to help preserve lips’ natural hydration, pomegranate flower extract which works in depth to help improve overall lip quality, and shea butter to provide intense nourishment and protective qualities. Each also bears that distinctive Dior rose fragrance, but which dissipates quickly after application. Highly colour saturated, the texture is buttery smooth upon application, gliding easily along lips. Staying power will be dependant on the shade selected (the deeper the hue, the longer it will last) as well as finish, with velvet & matte being obviously longer wearing.
Launched in conjunction with the new lipstick range is 000 Diornatural, a transparent universal balm with 95% ingredients of natural origin and said to provide 24hrs of continuous hydration. Great on its own, it’s also a wonderful product to apply before lipstick application. As a lip balm fanatic (I seriously can’t live without them), I really love how this one delivers performance-wise, not to mention how chic it looks as well.
- 000 Diornatural – clear
- 080 Red Smile (satin) – intense warm red
- 434 Promenade (satin) – deep nude
- 525 Chérie (metallic) – light rosewood with shimmer
- 683 Rendez-Vous (satin) – nude rosewood
- 886 Enigmatic (velvet) – deep burgundy
- 999 (velvet) – red
(Miss Dior Rose N’ Roses dress sketched by Maria Grazia Chiuri)
Miss Dior Rose N’ Roses Eau de Toilette (CAN $146.00/100 ml) | The latest flanker to join the Miss Dior family, this is a decidedly floral fragrance (if the pink juice didn’t give it away) that comes housed in a tall rectangular bottle with faceted sides, and bears a dainty silver bow around the stopper. Cultivated in Grasse, France, by the exclusive partners of the House of Dior, the roses are harvested by hand every May according to tradition, in order to preserve the properties of this delicate and precious flower.
- Top notes: Geranium Essence, Bergamot, Italian Mandarin
- Heart notes: Grasse Rose, Damask Rose
- Base notes: White Musk
I’ll begin by saying that reviewing fragrance is highly subjective and what works for me, may not work for you — and vice versa. My personal tastes don’t run towards florals, but every once in a while one comes along that makes me reconsider. I’m not sure that Rose N’ Roses is that one for me yet, as I’ve only sprayed it on a ribbon and have yet to try it on my skin … but I definitely am intrigued because I do enjoy rose-scented skincare products. Still, considering it’s an eau de toilette, I’m pretty surprised by its intensity and longevity, as well as the more powdery dry down it displays (I was expecting it to stay floral through & through). That said, I can totally picture this bottle on an old-world style boudoir table.
Even though mask-wearing continues to be the norm, I still see wearing lipstick as a way of bringing normalcy back and once the world rebounds, Dior will be ready. The new Rouge Dior range is beautifully crafted and I appreciate that you can refill your fave shades. The impressive staying power of the liners also surprised me — good to know that they’ll stay put without transferring, even under a mask. As to the fragrance, if a fresh, sparkly floral is your thing, then you may want to consider Rose N’ Roses … plus think how pretty it’ll look on your vanity.
Available at Sephora
Kindly provided by Dior for my unbiased consideration