Apparently, some people think I’m a bit obsessed with lipstick. I cannot imagine why people might think this.[looks up at logo]
Alright, they might have a point. But, I’d like to make clear that I only own three drawers worth of lipsticks/glosses and balms. For the purposes of the point I’m making, I’d like to – of course – ignore the box of lip products in the bathroom. And the fact that I always have at least 10 lip products in my handbag at any one time.
Where was I? Oh yes, Dior are relaunching their Addict range of lipsticks, and they very kindly agreed to send me one so I
would stop sending them begging letters could take a look at them for you. I was sent 578 in Diorkiss which is a pink. I think my search for the perfect pink has overtaken my search for the perfect red over the last few months, which is a surprise!
This lipstick is also the shade you’ll see Kate Moss wearing the advertising campaign. In the bullet, this looks quite a deep shade:
But be not scared if you’re wary of dark lipsticks, for in what appears to be an increasing trend this year (like the Guerlains and Chanels I’ve shown you recently), these have a gel base and are perfect for a more sheer look:
As you can see from the swatch, this is a soft and gentle pink on the skin, a little less “bright” than a lot of the other pinks I wear, and it feels very emollient on the lips. If you like a deep, opaque look from your lip colours, then it’s likely that the newly released (they’re currently in Selfridges, but you will be able to buy them nationwide from 11th April) Addict line isn’t for you.
On the lips, it’s a gentle wash of glossy colour, perfect for no-fuss looks. Lasting power is about average for a glossy sheer – about three hours if you can abstain from eating or drinking for a while, less if you must indulge in a coffee in the morning.
I love the pearlescent packaging, and, even though it took a little while for me to figure out precisely to get the lid off (look, I’m old, and opening things seems to not be my forte these days), it’s a lovely bit of kit. I think I might have to indulge in a couple more.
Dior Addict lipsticks will be available nationwide from April 11th and will cost £22. Which is cheaper than the new Chanel Rouge Coco shines (by 50p), and a good few pounds cheaper than the Guerlain Rouge Automatiques which will be released later in the month.
The Fine Print: I was sent this to review.
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