Sometimes as a blogger you receive the kind of package that elicits squeals. In my case, I work at an agency with lots of lippie-loving ladies around so sometimes it’s a bunch of squeals. When I received my first-ever package from Dior, the squeals were so loud that people actually came over to see what the fuss was about.
[L-R: Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Wonderland, Pandore, Aventure & Mirage]
Everything was so beautiful, but one group of products in particular caught my eye – the new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. They look unlike any product I’ve ever seen. When you open the product, you’re expecting that a perfectly shaped lipstick will slide out. I was completely unprepared for the foam applicator and liquid contents.
Available in 16 shades, Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($36) claims to do it all in a single stroke, promising maximum colour impact, glossy shiny and a “no makeup” feel along with being long wearing and comfortable. The technology behind this product feels very advanced – intense, long-hold pigments are encapsulated in beads of gloss, allowing colour and shine to meld into one. The product is also free of wax and is instead formulated with water, allowing it to be light.
So, does it hold up? It’s one of the smoothest & most pigmented lip products I’ve ever tried and yes, it’s comfortable. It is light on the lips but does feel a bit tacky. When the product does wear off, you’re left with a bit of a stain, which I love – I am a failure when it comes to re-applying lippie requiring a mirror in a timely fashion. This is a product I’d definitely re-purchase in a standout shade. The single-swipe application, intense pigmentation and gorgeous colours makes this an easy indulgence, especially for summer when the “wet look” is more than acceptable.
I was able to try four shades from the Dior Addict Fluid Stick range: Wonderland, Pandore, Aventure & Mirage.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick: Wonderland
Wonderland is described as a “rush of fuchsia pink pigments”. That would be putting it lightly. This colour is magically intense and fulfills all of your wildest dreams about what a bright pink lip looks like. It’s beyond bold and beautifully so.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick: Pandore
Pandore is billed as a “pure, radiant, flamboyant red”. On me it took on a more tomato-red tone that is super flattering for my skintone. I wouldn’t call it a true red, but it’s certainly a wearable and bold shade.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick: Aventure
Aventure, an “electrifying coral” applied more on the orange side for me. It was surprisingly very flattering – I never would have picked up an orange shade, even though it’s on-trend for the season – but this one is wearable.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick: Mirage
Mirage, “an incredibly lively tone, beige at first glance” was my least favourite of the shades I was sent. It’s meant to take on a bit of a pink tone, but I found on me it went a bit more peach. It was not flattering on me, but looked gorgeous on my mom (who is now the proud owner of this shade in all three of the finishes I was sent) – she was blessed with a darker skintone than I. For anyone who isn’t the colour of snow, I can see this being a really flattering shade – you can see that it doesn’t make my teeth look yellow, which is always my gut-check for ‘nude’ shades.
If you’re looking for a super-glossy, highly-pigmented longwearing lip colour (and who isn’t), I highly recommend you give the new Dior Addict Fluid Stick formula a try. It’s available at Hudson’s Bay makeup counters right now, but will be available anywhere else carrying Dior on May 1. Retail is $36, making this a bit of a splurge but one that was well-justified.
Which shade are you hoping to get your hands on?
Disclosure: this product was sent to me for editorial consideration and reviw. I’m sharing it because I love it and think you will, too!