Dior first released these back in February and I didn't really give them much thought. "Meh, another lipstick, but I'm not biting." Once Dior dropped them in the US, my intrigue bloomed tenfold as the reviews trickled in. It's funny how the blogging community can simultaneously help and hinder my makeup addiction.
When I mulled the description of the Dior Addict Fluid Stick over in my mind, I couldn't help but picture Easy Spirit's ad -- looks like a pump, feels like a sneaker. The lipstick cross gloss is the fanciest mutt I've ever seen. From the sleek, sterile, syringe-like lucite tube to the glimpse of colour cradled tightly within the bullet shaped mould, this dose of lipstick is just what the doctor ordered.
Soft gloss wrapped in vanilla melts onto the lips, the slick then dries down to a sheen and finally the stain fades leaving you just where you started less than five hours prior. The cilia-laden applicator sweeps product across the lips with delicacy and efficiency -- I really love me some multi-tasking applicators.
The texture is slippery, never sticky. In saying that, I did notice the colour pooled on my lower lip, close to the centre. As a result I had to perform a small amount of clean up. Dior's newest formula doesn't dry out the lips, however it will hug flakes close like a long lost relative if you fail to exfoliate prior to application.
Mirage is a tangerine blush muted down with brown undertones. Average wear time is around four hours.
Vertigo is a raspberry pink leaning red and perhaps my favourite of the three reviewed here. Average wear time for Vertigo clocks in around five hours.
Kiss Me is a greyish light pink that surprised me, because I normally steer clear of powder puff pink. Kiss Me's longevity is comparable to Mirage.
The testing of all three colours has been rigorous to say the least since being placed in my hot little hands almost four weeks ago. Dior Addict Fluid Stick delivers true colour in the form of lip gloss with lipstick attitude.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Dior Addict Fluid Stick:
- $50.00 AUS / $35.00 USD
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 9 out of 10 bags — Next to Burberry, this is my second fave lipstick formula.
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- 'Tis expensive, but I just snapped up Wonderland and Pandore. This girl's always gotta have options.