Dior reinvents the notion of a nude lip with the new Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush lipsticks

by Paris B on · 52 comments

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Earlier this week, I showed you one of the Rouge Dior Nude lipsticks in Trench (319). Instead of showing them to you one by one, I thought it best that I group them all so you can see the nuances of colour of each lipstick when placed next to another of its kin, and how they are all “nude” and yet not icon smile Dior reinvents the notion of a nude lip with the new Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush lipsticks

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By way of recap, the Rouge Dior Nude is a collection of 10 lip colours of the lighter variety. The texture is lighter and sheerer than that of the normal Rouge Dior lipsticks and these have been described as a “Lip Blush” in that they impart a blush of colour. This is rather different from the conventional notions of a nude lipstick.

Tell anyone you want a nude lipstick and chances are, you’d be handed a beige or light peach shade that blots out your lip colour. When I wear colours like that, I look like I’m a part of the walking dead. Its not a look I like to go for which is why nude lipsticks never caught my fancy.

These however, have turned that notion on its head. The Nude here refers to a transparent texture so you get something that looks natural yet neutral. No real tint of colour, but just a blush. Its one of the best interpretations of nude lips I’ve come across yet, and one that endears itself to me, mainly because I love Rouge Dior lipsticks icon smile Dior reinvents the notion of a nude lip with the new Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush lipsticks

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As you can see from the ones featured here, they aren’t quite the conventional notion of a nude lipstick. Instead, you get nuances of pink and rose and peach in each shade. On my naturally pigmented lips, the colours don’t go on very strong. If you have pale lips, you may see the colour apply more strongly, but I find that the texture is lovely, in that it gives a glow and allows your natural lip colour to come through.

Like the Rouge Dior lipstick, the Nude Lip Blush does not have a scent or taste and it is very firm, unlike the Dior Addict range. There is no balmy texture here, but it isn’t drying at all. Texture wise, I find that these aren’t very shiny but neither are they matte.

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Left-Right: Grege (169), Trench (319), Indiscrete (228), Charnelle (459)

If you were hoping to have something opaque, then these aren’t for you. They are rather sheer and even with 2 layers of colour, it is still very light.

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These swatches show them layered twice. There is a glow to the lip colours but there is no shine per se. No shimmer too which is great. Shimmer does get old sometimes.

What I would tell you is that these swatches on my arm look nothing like the swatches of it on my lips. Here are the swatches on lips for comparison.

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On my arm, Trench looks orange doesn’t it? On my lips, it takes on a beige-peach tone that is pretty nude as nude lipsticks go, without washing me out. On my arm, Grege looks like a browned red but on my lips, takes on a slight rosy hue that is very natural. Indiscrete on my arm is a pale peach but on my lips, is a pale pink! Charnelle on arm is a warm rose while on lips, is a bright rose pink and the brightest colour of the 4.

I must say, I was surprised myself when I saw how different they looked. So the moral of the story is that you shouldn’t be buying these lipsticks based on the swatches on the back of your hand. They have a transparent texture, and how the colours show up will depend on your natural lip colour. Based on the swatches alone, I’d never have gone for Trench, but its fast become one of my favourite colours.

So, when you go down to the counter, try to get the SA to test the colour on your lips (they should scrape off the color and use a cotton bud or clean lip brush) to see which colour suits you best. Its hard to tell from swatches on the back of your hand icon smile Dior reinvents the notion of a nude lip with the new Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush lipsticks

In a nutshell

Rouge Dior Nude lipsticks are a new collection of 10 lipsticks to give you a blushing nude lip colour. The texture is very light, and the pigment is sheer and transparent, so how they look on you will depend on your natural lip colour. I find that the swatches on the back of your hand aren’t accurate as the colour does react to lip colours. In general however, the colours are light with hues of peach, beige, rose and pink in each shade, so there is a colour to suit most skin tones. I love Rouge Dior lipsticks, and although these are colours I’d usually wear, I do find myself wearing them more often. Its rare to find a nude lipstick that does not wash me out. I’m happy that Dior came up with these!

Pros: Light texture, No scent or taste, Not drying, Glowy texture, Colours do not wash me out

Cons: Pricey, If your lips are too pigmented then the lip colours may not show up

Who will like these: Anyone who is looking for a nude lipstick that will not wash them out

To put these lipsticks in context of a look, here is a picture of Trench that I posted before:-

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And a picture showing Charnelle.

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Charnelle is a colour I’d most likely have picked up for myself because of the brighter hue. I tend to gravitate towards colours like these more often.

Do you usually wear light or nude coloured lipsticks? Does any one of these 4 Rouge Dior Nude shades catch your fancy?

There are a couple more deeper and redder shades that I’ve seen, and I’d likely check them out too. If you are afraid of wearing red lipstick, I think you may find that Esquisse may be a nice place to start icon wink Dior reinvents the notion of a nude lip with the new Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush lipsticks

Paris B

Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lipsticks come in 10 shades Price: RM98 Availability: Dior counters

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Lily September 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

I still have a few in my stash that I haven’t tried. There’s a deeper berry red which I’m thinking will look lovely :-) I absolutely love my Grege… been wearing it every day for work. It’s just so easy.

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Paris B September 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

A berry! Yummy! :) can’t wait to see your swatches!

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Germs September 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

They all look great on you Paris! Picked up Guipure the other day and it’s now a personal favourite :) it’s a little brighter and more opaque than the ones featured here :)

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Paris B September 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Thanks Germs! I looked up Guipure and darn! Now I want it! It looks like such a pretty colour.

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Applegal September 26, 2012 at 10:01 am

So pretty!! I would have picked Grege or Charnelle as well. Love how they look on your lips!

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Paris B September 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Thanks! They really are surprising, aren’t they?

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mrsdjones September 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

Oh I want trench!

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Paris B September 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Gorgeous choice!

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peach_ September 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

Beautiful! They all look like something most people can wear with ease since they’re translucent. I really like Charnelle on you — very youthful! For me, I’m gravitating toward Grege!

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Paris B September 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Grege is a lovely choice!

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Janessa September 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

I’ll look into these! I love nude lipsticks and so many clash with my pale skin. Thanks for all the swatches and taking a picture of the lipstick on your lips + including you face in the shot. I think a face shot helps me get a better idea of the contrast or effect a product gives.

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Paris B September 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm

You’re most welcome, Janessa :) I’m glad they are of help! I try to provide face shots where I can cos I’ve come to realize colours can look different when worn as opposed to when swatched and I’d like to think I’m not the only one who appreciates how it looks :)

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kuri September 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Oh they look lovely on you! I’m not going indulge though – I can’t start getting used to Dior products yet!

Regular “nude” pinks look horrible on me, but beiges and caramels work pretty well on my pigmented lips.

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Paris B September 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Thank you Kuri! Like you I steer clear of pink nudes too. I personally don’t think them. Ry flattering on me but beiges are a surprise hit!

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Sze Ling September 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

OMG! I love how Grege and Indiscrete looked on you. So pretty! Makes me want to rush out and get some myself. ;) These colors are so me. And I probably have too many “nudes” already. Haha.
I’ve been eyeing the Chanel Rouge Shine for a while. And is actually planning to get one for myself, as a b’day present in Nov. :D

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Paris B September 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Thank you Sze Ling :) which colour are you eyeing in Rouge Coco Shine? That’s a lovely gift for yourself!

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Sze Ling September 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I’m still thinking between either 69 Flirt or 48 Evasion. :P

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gio September 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I’ve never been a fan of nude lips because they tend to wash me out horribly. But these lipsticks look very wearable and flattering. I really need to go and check out the range so that I can finally include some lip nude shade to my stash. I don’t think I have any at the moment.

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Paris B September 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I always had the same phobia, but these have cured it somewhat ;) other than Indiscrete which I’m not terribly crazy over the others are pretty!

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xin September 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm

im liking the shade of grege, but without any eye makeup, the nude colors will make me look really pale :(

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Paris B September 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

That’s true. I find sometimes it goes well with just a good eyeliner too ;)

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Sunny September 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I very seldom go “nude.” I have some MLBB shades, but nude seems to wash me out most of the time so I am a little skeptical. I should play with this line soon though. I like how Dior conceives nude, and I might just be able to find a good one out of the 10!

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Paris B September 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I’m the same, Sunny! I do MLBB but not nude lips. Still I’m sure you’ll be able to find one out of the 10 from Dior ;)

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Tammy September 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Goodness!!! They look so, so pretty together!!! Difficult to choose!

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

It is :) Have you set your eyes on any?

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Samantha September 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm

me too! i love the Charnelle colour, on my tan skin it will give off a bright look

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Charnelle is very pretty! It would look pretty on tanned skin I’m sure! :)

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Sue Lin September 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I have always been into nudes, even though nothing quite beats a strong red lip. I think my love for nudes are growing with the daily scrutiny of Asian women in Asian dramas. I really like Gege and Charnelle on you.

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Thank you :) I never realized that about the women in Asian dramas. Guess I don’t pay enough attention. I shall have to pay attention next time ;)

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Larie September 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

Trench and Charnelle are my favorites. I like how these aren’t super glossy, but not really matte, too – they’re very natural! I love them. I need to try them out!

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

You absolutely need to Larie, cos I know you are a fan of the Rouge Dior too. Can’t wait to see what you’ll pick ;)

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Kay September 27, 2012 at 2:59 am

I really love the way these look on you, soft and natural and very pretty! Do they have good lasting power?

My lipsticks disappear readily so I’m always hunting for lip products that don’t need frequent reapplication. YSL glossy stains last but are not natural looking; Hourglass lip stains are tenacious but have a chemical taste so I’m still looking for a natural looking lip product with no taste or scent that hangs in there.

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Hi Kay, the lasting power is pretty good. It’s not super long lasting but I usually don’t take my lipsticks past lunch (I wipe them off and start over) so it will last me through morning coffee and lots of water. That said, nude lipsticks wear off better – it’s less noticeable when it does ;)

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Ann R September 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

They look great on you for you have soft and pinkish lips. I think I have to pass on these shades because I have pale lips and putting them on will do no effect. I prefer a darker shade but not too dark like the one I got from Revlon recently.

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Becca September 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

Gah–I am in love with EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Sooooo pretty! They are quite different but all are lovely and understated and gorgeous! oh and PS: what color are you wearing on your cheeks, Paris? I love it! You are too pretty! Stop it! :P

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Stopping it, Becca! ;) thanks for being so sweet :D I think the blush colour was Diorblush In Vintage Pink but I can’t remember anymore sorry!

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Caroline September 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Actually they all look great on you! I always find when I get in the mood for a nude lipstick what really looks best on me is slightly pink. Funny how that works. Really great review though! Thanks

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I work well with slightly pink colours too or even beige for a nude shade. I can’t do the flat lip colour blotting nude lip colour :)

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LSY September 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm

You look so pretty in Charnelle! I like Charnelle, Trench and Grege. Will go and try them out myself and I am sure I won’t come back empty handed :P

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Thank you LSY :D have you checked it out yet and have you picked a colour you like? ;)

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sleepdeprived91 September 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I’ve always wanted to try sheers… but they really aren’t for me… my lips are too too too pigmented for them :(
On a completely unrelated note, there’s one website i would like for you to checkout. its secretallure.co and they sell nail polishes like opi, china glaze, etc… Based in West Malaysia… and they sell them at such cheap prices (comparatively)!

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Sorry to hear that Nudes don’t work for you, but try a colour like Dior Addict Stiletto or Incognito. I like the glossiness of those too :) thanks for the website recommendation. I’ve come across it but haven’t bought anything off them yet ;)

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Rads September 28, 2012 at 1:35 am

LOVED all the shades!

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Me too! :) are you eyeing any one in particular?

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kahani September 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

ARgh I want Charnelle! EVURL!

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Paris B September 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Haha I think you’d like it! ;)

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Sam October 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Wow, so pretty! You know, I went out and bought all the Dior Addict Extreme lipsticks you featured earlier this year! I think I’d better start hunting for these ones too!

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Paris B October 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

LOL! These are quite different from the Addict Extreme and honestly, just pick one or maybe two from the Nude range. Owning all would be just too similar (and you save money for something else!) ;)

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Jhoanne Luna October 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

will this look good on pigmented lips?

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Paris B October 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Maybe the deeper shades will be. I’m not sure if the lighter shades may look too pale. I would suggest testing it out in person if you can :)

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