Dior is back at it again, this time with the Rouge Dior Lipsticks.
With a whopping 50 shades, there’s something for everyone.
The Rouge Dior lipsticks ($35 USD/$43 CAD) are divided into five families: “natural nudes”, “pretty pinks”, “passionate corals”, and “legendary reds” – each colour family having a mixture of satin and mattes. The fifth colour family, “extreme matte shades” contains bold colours, that are meant to be applied on top of other shades, to transform them – all with matte finishes.
The lipsticks are housed in a square navy blue tube, with a silver belt, as well as a silver Christian Dior symbol on the cap. The inside of the cap is red, with another Christian Dior symbol.
The lipstick bullet comes to a flat tapered end, and has the word “Dior” embossed near the tip.
I have 5 shades to share with you today, so let’s get into it.
‘Montaigne Matte’ (207) is a cement grey that leans a bit khaki. It’s meant to be used on top of another lip colour, to alter the base shade, but for fun I wore it alone. However, I wouldn’t recommend wearing it alone, as it was a very thick consistency, so when I rubbed my lips together, it dragged the product off of my lips.
‘Première’ (060) is a satin light Barbie pink. The application with this one was very smooth.
‘Red Smile’ (080) is an orange-red. ‘Red Smile’ definitely stayed put on my lips – no straying here!
‘Concorde’ (854) is a blue-toned cherry red. This one might be my favourite of the bunch, which is saying a lot, since I tend to be afraid of red lipstick. Look at me, expanding my horizons and all!
‘Ambitious Matte’ (964) is a beautiful berry maroon red. The colour when worn on the lips was lighter than the colour I expected (the colour of the bullet). The application was a biiiiit patchy for my liking.
Last but not least, I applied ‘Montaigne Matte’ over top of ‘Ambitious Matte’. The result was a lovely colour, however it was a bit of a pain to achieve a consistent colour. To cover my entire lip, I found that I had to wipe ‘Ambitious Matte’ off of the tip of the bullet of ‘Ambitious Matte’ about 3 times, which seems like a waste of product. I suppose that the wiping wouldn’t be necessary if you were going for more of an ombre effect, and only applied the product to the centre of your lips.
You can find the Rouge Dior Lipsticks starting September 2016, at Dior counters.
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