Introducing Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks, the part lacquer, part lipstick, that is steeped in glamour.
"In tune with a new generation of young women who trust their instincts and like to have fun with makeup, Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, reveals the new Dior Addict Lacquer Stick, the first lacquer stick from the avenue Montaigne House.
A new hybrid, half lacquer and half lipstick, revolutionizes colour, transforming it into lacquered, yet so easy to wear shine. When Paris meets California, forget everything you thought you knew about shine and experience Dior Addict Lacquer Stick, concentrated in highly pigmented lacquer, nourished by fashion and effortless chic."
The Dior Addict Lacquer Stick ($43 CAD) comes in a holographic box, that reveals a rainbow-y prism when it catches the light. The "upside down" lipstick comes in amethyst purple packaging, with silver accents.
This collection contains 18 shades that fall into 4 categories: Pastel, Neon, Classic, and Wild.
First up is 'Poisonous', a milk chocolate red, which feels like a balm-y spin on that 90's brown shade. It applied smooth, has nice pigmentation, and can definitely be your everyday shade.
'Gamer' is a glossy and fun orchid purple - it's definitely a "Shawna shade". In the tube it looks like a bolder purple, but when applied it sheers out to reveal a playful pink tone. Because it is a more sheer shade, I needed to re-apply it after about 1.5 hours.
'Rolling' (A Sephora exclusive) is a sheer peachy nude. It is a very wearable shade, and I think it'll be a hit in the summer and pair nicely with some bronze-y looks.
Finally, my absolutely favourite of the bunch, 'Sauvage', which is a gorgeous vampy chocolate cherry. This shade was an absolute surprise. Compared to the other shades, the pigmentation was off the charts. I started putting it on, and stopped to say "Whoooooa". It packed a huge punch.
What I like about this collection is the fact that it has a mix of soft, sheer-ish shades, but it also has some bold surprises, like 'Sauvage'. Although I didn't get the full 6 hours of wear out of them (I find that lipsticks that are part glossy and feel balm-y don't tend to last as long as a full-on lipsticks), they are comfortable enough that I am willing to re-apply. And for a pretty shade, I'll do whatever it takes.
You can find the Dior Addict Lacquer Stick at Dior counters, as of March 2017.
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