If you’re going to accidentally check-in far too early for a flight home, then you can do much, much worse then spending three hours at Vienna airport, to be honest. It is huge, mostly deserted, and the shopping is fabulous. There is also a branch of the amazing bakery Demel, so you can spend your last few hours in Austria in sophisticated comfort with a hot chocolate and a cake or three …
Did I mention the shopping? I did go a bit mad in duty free, so prepare yourselves for a couple of posts where I talk about things you can only buy abroad for a day or two, but first I couldn’t resist picking up this Dior Addict lipstick in Hypnotic Plum. I love that it has the Christian Dior logo running right through it (somewhat contrary to what you might expect from a collection labelled “Tie Dye”, but I digress), and the colour is very natural, and great for a “My Lips But Better” look.
A sheer plum, with a sheer peach section running through the centre – this isn’t just an embossed logo on the top – this is light and exceptionally glossy, and a perfect lipstick for people who hate opaque shades (strange people though they are), but who still want to look slightly polished.
You can see from the bullet just how glossy this is after one swipe, Hypnotic Plum is a perfect rosy mauve on skin, ideal for just evening out paler lips, and adding just a whisper of colour to darker ones. Lasting time is rather slight, this being both sheer and glossy, but it doesn’t dry lips out.
For my liking, the other shades in the Tie Dye collection from Dior are rather wishy-washy pastels which I would have trouble wearing, but Hypnotic Plum is rather lovely. The collection is in store now, and the lipstick will cost £25.50, which is rather on the pricey side for something this sheer, but it is a nice, caring formula on the lips.
The Fine Print: Duty-free, bitches!