When I was at the launch of the new Dior Addict lipsticks, I remembered being rather captivated by a coral lipstick but heavens! The name had totally escaped me! So I went to a Dior counter recently and the sales assistant tried to jog my memory “Bobo? Tango?” Err… What? Ended up swatching all the coral lippes in the range and I ended up with #652 Tango.
The reason I picked it up was because although it belongs in the coral colour family, there is enough pink in there so you don’t end up looking like you took orange crayon and drew all over your face 🙂
The new Dior Addict lipsticks are like a cross between the Addict and Addict High Shine lipsticks. They are fairly pigmented (different ranges within the line are more pigmented than others) but in the main apply a little sheer with a shine to it. Here is a swatch of Tango on the back of my hand, swatched just once.
You can see that it has pink undertones, which is really quite flattering when worn. Also, you can see that swatched just once, its not as sheer as you might expect, and the shine is pretty yet not overwhelming. It adds a nice shine to the lips, like as if you slicked on gloss, but without the goopiness of gloss. I’ve got a picture of the full packaging and a quick look I did below 🙂
The packaging too has been changed, from the translucent dark blue cap to a pearly white. Don’t bother trying to twist the metallic strip bit. What you should do is pull the round knob at the end of the lipstick and it’ll slide out like butter.
I’ll be honest. Haute Couture or not, I’m not quite feeling the packaging. For some reason it strikes me as being a little plain and a bit “top heavy”. I think I prefer my lipstick tubes to look a little more “substantial” so I prefer opaque packaging. Still, it suits the texture of this lipstick which is like pigmented lipbalm.
The lipstick slicks on like lipbalm and does not dry my lips out at all. I love the texture. Its got a nice slip and because its a little sheer, you can apply it in the car (not while driving of course) and be alright even if its not quite perfect, because the sheerness and shine will help hide the little imperfections.
As you can see in the photo, the colour on the lips has a pink tone which flatters me better than if it was just straight orange or coral. The colours look a little different but that’s really how it is on the lips. It looks a little different depending on how the light hits it, and you can see that it imparts a nice shine.
The little fly in the ointment would be the wear time. Because its got slip and is rather sheer and applies like a balm, do not expect a long wear time. I had it last about 4 hours during which I had drinks, and talked a lot. I also tend to wipe off all my lipstick after lunch. I don’t count this against this lipstick because wear time is never really an issue for me. If my lipsticks wear off, I reapply.
However, if you are in the business of needing your lipstick to last you hours, then you might have to pass on this one because it won’t give you that sort of long wear you need. But if you are like me and need it to last just a couple of hours and then reapply after lunch, you might like this one 🙂
Pros: Moisturizing, Medium pigment, Glossy, Feels like lipbalm, Lots of colours to choose from
Cons: Pricey, Does not last very long
I probably don’t need to tell you I love this one. But I’ll tell you anyway 🙂 I love this one – the colour and texture suits me fine and nothing, not even the slight scent in it bugs me. I haven’t worn coral lipstick in a long time and I’m glad I chose this as my reintroduction to coral lips 🙂
Might you have picked up a new Dior Addict lipstick? Which colour did you get and are you liking it? 🙂
Dior Addict lipsticks retail at RM90 each at all Dior counters and come in 44 colours.