Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

by Paris B on · 44 comments

in FOTD,Lip Gloss,Lips,Lipstick,Makeup,New on shelves,Product Reviews


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On April 9, 2014
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Summary:

A couple of months back, a friend sent me an early sneak peek of the Dior Fluid Stick by Allure magazine. I shared it on Instagram and it had me very intrigued. The reason was two-fold. First, the packaging reminds me of the very much more affordable Maybelline Lip Polish (which are really nice by the way!).

Second, Dior had a product called Lip Fluid back in 2005/2006 that I actually really liked using. It came in the Dior Addict packaging, with a solid coloured opaque tube, and was a liquid lipstick that was creamy, well pigmented and very nice. Loved it and was sad to see it discontinued. Seeing a similar formula return was surprising and intriguing.

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So yes, I was very excited about the Dior Addict Fluid Stick, which is touted to be a hybrid lip product, that is liquid and shiny like a gloss, highly pigmented like a lipstick and with a thin film that offers comfort.

The problem is, once I got hold of a few, I realised that these are quite possibly the first Dior lip products that I have little love for icon sad Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

The packaging is unique, but not something we haven’t seen before this. The exterior gives the impression of a Dior Addict lipstick. It shares the same Addict packaging and looks rather like the Dior Addict Gloss. What sets it apart, is the lipstick-shaped product holder embedded in the clear base, that holds the product. So, the colour is pretty much what you will get and it’s easy to spot.

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dior fluid stick size Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

Like the Addict Gloss, the top twists off but unlike the Addict Gloss, the Fluid Stick comes with a sponge applicator. While I love the brush applicator used in Addict Glosses, I have to say that the sponge applicator in this case serves a very good purpose.

dior fluid stick applicator Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

It is shaped in such a way that it picks up and is saturated with a lot of colour. The sponge tip is very soft on skin and it holds a lot of product in the little “well” within the applicator, so I would advise that you wipe off excess before applying to lips. The sponge too holds a lot of product, so if you want a very thin layer, you have to wipe off quite a lot and then use a light hand.

The texture of the Fluid Stick is in a word, strange.

I didn’t quite like it the first time I tried it and I still don’t like it much on first swipe. Dior says that they made this product without wax, and it is water based for maximum lightness and a fresh effect. To that extent I’d agree somewhat. You do not get the usual slippery, waxy feel of lipstick or gloss on lips. Instead, when I apply the product to my lips, it seems to feel almost like a film of water on my lips. Yet, it’s sticky. And that’s what makes it weird.

I personally dislike sticky lip products so sticky glosses gets the thumbs down from me, as well as sticky lipsticks. I like them feeling fresh and comfortable. I love Dior Addict lipsticks and Addict glosses, neither of which I’d consider sticky. But this one feels weird on my lips. When I smack my lips together, I feel the tackiness. It isn’t uncomfortable, but I don’t like it very much. It doesn’t go away either. So in terms of texture, I’m not a fan of this.

However, I have to give Dior full props for colour. There is a range of 16 shades available in the Fluid Sticks and they are very vibrant and bright. In fact, I’d say that most of the range consist of bright, eye popping shades that are absolutely gorgeous. I have 3 here for your viewing pleasure.

dior fluid stick swatch Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous shades? These swatches were made with just 1 swipe of a cleaned applicator down my arm. The colour is amazing and I love that!

551 Aventure and 754 Pandore are 2 of the 4 colours picked out by Dior as their signature colours for this range, the other 2 being Wonderland and Mirage. I purchased 669 Rose Tricheuse because I wanted to try something a little more everyday, without realising that it was so bright! Lighting in beauty halls really need revising icon razz Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

The longevity is fair for me. I wouldn’t say it’s very longlasting, but it does last me well enough for most of the morning. The Fluid Sticks apply with a high gloss shine if you go over your lips straight with the applicator, and the colour is brilliant. However, I learned that if you don’t want such a brilliant glossy shine, just lay a piece of tissue over your lips, blot it a little and the colour immediately tones down to a much more wearable, less glossy shade.

I also found that lasts for me well enough through most of the morning but not through lunch. It does and will mark coffee cups like most glosses do, but the colour stays on for me. I don’t detect much of a stain but I read of some people experiencing a bit of a stain.

Here are how these 3 colours look on lips for me.

dior fluid stick lip swatch Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

These were done also with just 1 swipe of the applicator over the lips. The colour as you can see, is freaking brilliant! I love it just for the colour alone!

  • 669 Rose Tricheuse – A wearable rosy red that is a little more transparent, with a little less glossy shine
  • 551 Aventure – An opaque orange-red with high glossy shine
  • 754 Pandore – A bright opaque pink-red with high glossy shine. Pandore is the shade used in the promotional visuals and it’s a gorgeous colour if you have the guts to wear bright lip colours.

For me, Aventure was the boldest colour for me because of the strong orange tone. I rarely wear orange lipstick because it makes me look sallow but the red tones in this one really lift the complexion and the bold orange-red pigment is very summery and fun.I love this one icon biggrin Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

Pandore, Aventure, Mirage and Wonderland come with matching Dior Addict and Dior Addict Extreme lipsticks and nail colours. I love the colour of Aventure, even if I’m not a fan of the formula, but I found that the same colour wasn’t as bold in the solid lipsticks. I might cave for the Addict Extreme in Aventure but I might not. We’ll see icon smile Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

Anyway, long story short, I’m not a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Stick formula, but I absolutely love the intensity of the colour.

In a nutshell

The Dior Addict Fluid Stick is a new hybrid lip product that is a liquid lipstick with high glossy shine and the opacity, pigment and lasting power of a lipstick. The applicator applies product very well and can hold a lot of product so it is advisable to wipe off excess first before applying. The colours are brilliant especially if you like bright lip colours and I find the lasting power fair. However, I am not a fan of the formula. It feels a little strange on lips, like a film and it is tacky which is something I dislike in lip products. So I’m not a fan of the formula but I love the colours in the range. They need to make lipsticks with these sort of intensity, not the other way around!

Pros: Beautifully pigmented and intense colours, Bright lip colours are very well done, Applicator is easy to use and applies colour with just 1 swipe, High gloss shine, Lightweight texture

Cons: Tacky feeling on lips, A strange feeling film on lips, Pricey

Who will like this: Anyone who doesn’t mind a tacky liquid lip product, Anyone who loves bright and intense lip colours

For completeness, here are full face shots with 3 of the colours I have for an idea how they look.

669 Rose Tricheuse

dior fluid stick fotd rose Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

551 Aventure

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754 Pandore

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With the Fluid Sticks, I feel the bright colours are really what makes them special so if you are planning to get one, go for a bright shade. The intensity of colour is seriously impressive. I noticed this most when testing the solid lipsticks in Aventure. They just didn’t quite measure up to the intensity of colour of the Fluid Stick which is why I passed on them although I love the texture. Some things you just have to overlook so while I’m not a fan of these and do not plan on getting more, I will use what I have because the colours just can’t be beat icon biggrin Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

dior fluid stick applicator2 Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

Which colour grabs you the most? Might this be something you’d like? Do you remember the Dior Addict Lip Fluid?

I actually like all 3 shades. I love the bold, fun colours but I much prefer the old version of the Lip Fluid. I remember it as having  a better texture even if not such a brilliant choice of colours. Which would you pick? icon biggrin Almost but not quite a fan of the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks though they win big on colour

Paris B

Dior Addict Fluid Stick comes in 16 shades Price: RM102 Availability: Dior counters

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Ankita@corallista April 9, 2014 at 9:12 am

These are everywhere at the moment! The packaging reminded me of the MNY Lip Polishes too and the texture sounds a lot like the YSL Glossy Stains (or the L’Oreal Shine Caresse) but with a lot more pigment of course!

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

Haha you are so right Ankita. Everyone and their mother is talking about these Fluid Sticks at the moment! I haven’t tried the YSL Glossy Stains (but I didn’t like the L’Oreal Shine Caresse and you’re right! It’s similar!) But the pigment really slays me – they’re all so gorgeous! Wish the formula was better (for me. Others don’t seem to have a problem :P )

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Fathin April 9, 2014 at 9:15 am

The shades are gorgeous – my favourite based in your blog are Pandore and Rose Tricheuse, I’m not into anything with hint of orange – but as in your review, they are also sticky feeling so I think I’ll pass. It will definitely feel weird and in my past experiences with sticky lip products, I would feel uncomfortable talking and eating, uhuh.

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

Haha I know what you mean Fathin! To be fair, it isn’t THAT sticky but I feel it and I don’t like that >.< I wish it dried down better because the colours are breathtaking

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Audrey C. April 9, 2014 at 9:15 am

It looks SO good on you, though! It looks so fresh. I may have to give these a try at the counter to see if the texture is an issue for me.

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

Thank you Audrey :D The colours are beautiful, I’d give them that and I highly recommend testing them out because I seem to be the only person complaining out there LOL Everyone else seems to love it!

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Victoria April 9, 2014 at 11:22 am

The colour payoff looks absolutely gorgeous and my favourite of the lot is Rose Tricheuse. Will probably pass on this because I am not a fan of lip glosses or lipstick like glosses. Maybe will try a sample of the Maybelline Lip Polish just to get a hang of these hybrids :-)

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:44 am

Good call Victoria! They need to make their solid lipstick have this intensity of colour! I’d go and buy up all 16 colours, that I swear! LOL If you don’t like gloss then maybe skip the Maybelline unless it’s on sale. It’s pretty much an intense coloured lip gloss LOL

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jk April 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

The colours are definitely intense in the pics (although I still haven’t gotten the courage to wear strong lip colours) and I do like the packaging. Tempting but but I think I can resist. Especially since having gone crazy (by my standards) and picked up 3 Maybelline Lip Polishes and about 7 Dior Addict’s Lip Glosses in a span of 6 months (3 in the same shade coz I mistook that item for what I discovered later was a limited edition colour reviver – no wonder I could not find it any more – duh) and yes – I am putting it in writing – your review of its “bleh-ish-ness” does tilt the scale a lot. :-D

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:46 am

Hahaha that’s pretty crazy even by my standards JK and 3 in the same shade? Oh my! LOL I think your Dior counter girl will love you :D Gosh I don’t think Dior will like me very much for this lukewarm reception to what is their biggest launch of the year LOL but then a girl has to say what a girl has to say ;) I love the Addict glosses though and that’s saying a lot since I rarely wear glosses!

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xin
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April 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm

the colors are really gorgeous! cheap and affordable maybelline polish is still the best ;)

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:46 am

Especially on sale, which i missed! GAH!

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liyeun April 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I have Open Me that is somewhat quite close to Aventure, review will up soon. There are things that I like, but there are also things that disappoint me about this product. Anyhow, Pandore, as usual, THE RED, suits you here. Makes you teeth look whiter. Hehehe!

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:48 am

Thanks Liyeun :D Pandore is really gorgeous and I noticed that many of the bright shades, once you swatch them next to each other look very similar! Didn’t you think so? I had a really hard time telling them apart after a while. Was going crossed eyed till I picked Rose Tricheuse and then came home and realised it wasn’t as muted as I thought it was. Sigh… Still, will look forward to what you have to say about these!

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Hani Lutfi April 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Paris, I went to Watsons yesterday to grab a few of the Maybelline Lip Polishes everyone has been raving about but the texture of it turned me off! I put some on my hand and felt how sticky it was, I hated it! Maybe it’s just my preference I guess. To each his own, they say. My favourite lip lacquers will always be the L’oreal Shine Caresse. The texture is so light, I can barely feel it on my lips. I really wish to find more glosses like those because honestly, the L’oreal Shine Caresse has a very disappointing color range :(((

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

Aww so sorry to hear you don’t like the Maybelline ones Hani :) I didn’t find them particularly sticky on lips but then we all do have different levels of tolerance. I have to say though that the testers are really icky. They were much better once I got a new one home :) On the other hand, I absolutely disliked the Shine Caresse! Haha… to each their own indeed but if you liked Shine Caresse, you may like these Dior ones which I find rather similar in texture except the Dior ones are stunning in their colour ;)

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Sunny
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April 9, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Hey Paris, I’m so sorry to hear you’re not a fan of the formula! I find it, for lack of a better word, slightly tacky but nothing off-putting! I do agree the colors are very nicely-done though. I’m already eyeing three more shade and one more Addict Extreme (Mirage)! I guess there will be people who love this and people who aren’t so hot about them. Have you tried Lancome Lip Lover? That one will probably feel better on!

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

So was I Sunny. I wish it dried down better or at least stuck on better. I do find it quite long lasting though which is nice. Even though I mark all the cups in sight when I drink coffee and water, at least there’s still colour left on my lips LOL! I love the colours available though. Perhaps some day if they tweak the texture a little I might fall for them simply because the colours can’t be beat! I don’t think we have the Lancome Lip Lover here yet. I haven’t seen it at counters but I hear it’s really good stuff! I also heard it’s sticker so hmm… we’ll see ;)

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gio April 10, 2014 at 4:25 am

I love how pigmented the colours are! I don’t think the tacky texture will be a problem for me, so I will definitely check these out.

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

Oh do check these out Gio, if tacky textures don’t bug you I think you’d LOVE these :D

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LeGeeque April 10, 2014 at 8:50 am

I LOVE the colours. But if the texture is meh, chances are I won’t use it. I’m actually falling out of love with Dior products. There are some that remain staples in my makeup wardrobe (BB cream, certain eye quints) but for the most part, I really prefer Guerlain, Tom Ford, LMdB when I want to splurge and Revlon, Maybelline always tick all the boxes for me for drugstore. Maybe I’ve finally figured out what I love and can make more informed decisions before I purchase! :D

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Funnily enough, only I seem to find the texture meh LOL I think Dior has been a bit of a miss this year, so far. Spring was a wash out for me and it looks like Summer is a pass too. I do wonder how it’d fare once Peter Phillips takes over the reins fully because if it’s going the way of insipid Chanel, I think my wallet is going to be very happy! I think Guerlain is generally awesome and if they don’t wow us with formula they wow us with packaging. Haven’t formed much of a view about Tom Ford and although I like the LMDB I have, the new style of sales puts me off so I’m not buying anything else from them. But Revlon? Yes please! :D

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Amalia April 10, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Is it available at the counters already?

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Yes it is!

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Rashi April 11, 2014 at 3:15 am

I’m loving the look of Aventure and Rose Tricheuse, but I hate tacky lip products- don’t find them comfortable at all. Didn’t like Maybelline lip polishes for the same reason. I’ll probably give these a pass too.

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Paris B
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April 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

It’s good to know what you like and don’t Rashi :) That said, if you have the chance, test them out at the counter anyway. Perhaps I’m just picky because I’m so used to Dior being of such high quality and their lovely non sticky lipglosses. After all the colours are amazing so they got that right at least ;)

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lyn
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April 13, 2014 at 11:46 am

You know, I’ll bet this is similar to the L’Oreal Shine Caresse thing, which also left a weird sticky film on my lips. Guess I’ll be sticking to the Maybelline ones because I absolutely love ‘em and that ribbed applicator too.

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Paris B
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April 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Now that you mention it, yes there is that strange film texture like the L’Oreal Shine Caresse. I didn’t like that either! And for some reason, “ribbed applicator” sounds a little all sorts of wrong haha! *mind out of gutter*

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Amalia April 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

I’ve checked them out, well I must say I’m in a different boat then, coz I love them! When I heard about these fluid sticks, I couldn’t help but to compare them with Chanel’s rouge allure Laque. These are much more comfortable to me. I got 8 out of 16 colours! That’s how crazy I am about them ??

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Paris B
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April 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Yay! It’s great to know you love them Amalia :) I’m one of the very very few who doesn’t but I love the colour selection! Such beautiful colours! I don’t think they’re similar to the CHanel Rouge Allure Lacque at all because I found the Chanel one much smoother without that sticky after feel but then it’s so subjective isn’t it? Glad you’re loving them :D

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Amalia April 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Yup totally different from rouge allure Laque, don’t know why I had to compare both of them. Not a fan of Laque but I’m fanatic about rouge allure Extrait de gloss. By the way, keep all those fantastic reviews coming, coz in this country, I depend on your info the most ????

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Paris B
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April 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

Aww thank you so much Amalia – it means a lot to me :)

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kuri
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April 14, 2014 at 11:14 pm

The Rose and Pandore look amazing on you!
I am a big fan of Dior lip products, so I will try these because of the amazing colors.

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Paris B
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April 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

They are gorgeous colours, I will not deny. Definitely give them a go and see if they work for you because I know of people who love them too!

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Jyoan April 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

I picked this up a day ago. Tried once and I love it! Not lasting at all. But the feel and colour is pretty. I got 552, which is a slight variation from Aventure that you have.

Have to admit that these feel more like gimmick than a real new product. The Shisedo liquid lipsticks are still the best.

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Paris B
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April 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Hey, great to know you like it Jyoan :) I love their colours but I”m just not crazy about the texture which I personally don’t find very comfortable but then, most people disagree so that’s great for Dior haha :) I do like a proper liquid lipstick though like Shiseido or Guerlain’s. These hybridy things are a bit strange.

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Sam Still Reading
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April 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I love Pandore, but in the Dior Extreme, not the fluid stick. They’re just not me (although I did run away from a MAC event to try them!)
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Paris B
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April 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Haha good on ya for running away from a MAC event (no love lost between me and MAC hehe) I didn’t check out Pandore Addict Extreme but now you have me curious! I wasn’t too crazy about Aventure in Addict Extreme though. The colour looked a little more muted than I liked

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Joann April 21, 2014 at 7:38 am

I have wanted these lipsticks ever since you first posted an instagram pic. 669 looks like the most wearable one for everyday. It’s still bright, but less so compared to the other two.
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Paris B
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April 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Absolutely! 669 is a nice colour for daily wear and one I keep in my makeup pouch for when I want a pop of colour without being too bright a pop :)

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Vera Jots Dots April 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Hello!

All 3 shades are pretty like spring summer of variety of roses :)

The geek in me love the design. Very clever of the combo applicator. Like James Bond gadget!

Btw. I also like the Guerlain lipstick. Come wth a flip mirror. I got their nude pink one. Goes well for the day look. Their booth at KLCC (outside Parkson) are having promo now till 5th May. Can get a free makeover too! I like their sets of coral eyemakeup & the ‘rainbow’ powder :). Always run of out stocks at Sephora.

Yesterday, their makeup artist taught me how to play & use green, moss green, gray for the eyemake up. Surprisingly I did not look like Kermit the Frog (dah lah musim hujan!) LOL

Aah sometimes colors look so diff. when applied to the skin & match w.diff outfit.

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 11:36 am

Thanks for the heads up Vera! I have the bright pink Rouge G one and it’s gorgeous! Rouge G are amazing aren’t they? :) Glad the makeup artists got you out of your comfort zone! Green is very pretty for Asian skin – now that you’ve reminded me, I have to go dig up some greens to use next week :D

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Vera Jots Dots May 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Aaah guess what Gmail auto filtered your reply to my Spam. This is the 1st time. Luckily I checked. Strange, did not apply any setting changes.

Oh yeah Chanel’s exhibition KLCC till 6th May. You (&all dear readers of MWS) can call them to reserve for a makeover session & intro to latest range & tips. 27859200 :)
Watch out for their Giant Cs & perfume.

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Paris B
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May 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Ooh I’m spam! :P I saw the Chanel exhibition thing at KLCC yesterday but didn’t stop by – I get all sorts of intimidated at these centre concourse things LOL But they usually have some good deals on then :)

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