Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a good one! Spring is on full-blast in Belgium, and it’s hard not to want to twirl around or wear a nice bright lipstick!
If you’re still looking for a perfect spring lipstick, I’m here to show you four Dior Addict Extreme candidates including Incognito, Plaza, Lucky, and Riviera!
Incognito (316) is a pinky beige nude. Let me just say it is next to impossible to find a nude that doesn’t wash me out, but Incognito is nearly there. I think with darker eyes and some blush I will be able to make it work!
Plaza (476) is a mauvy pink. This is a shade that I quite unexpectedly fell in love with, and it pairs oh-so-well with MAC Sunday Afternoon!
Lucky is a cool-toned red. I thought I would look horrible with one, but with the glossiness and sheerness I can actually manage! With that said, if you want to experiment with a color that you usually shy away from, I think this range is a good jumping board because nothing is too opaque or stark!
Riviera virtually curls my toes! It’s an almost neon tangerine when you build it up throughout the day, but otherwise it’s just a friendly, juicy orange.
See, isn’t it a shade that makes you want to make some noise?
Now the arm swatch in case you want to see it as well:
Packaging-wise these definitely live up to what you would expect from a luxury makeup brand. The dark blue plastic cape and the silver part look very elegant together. It is slightly chunkier than an average lipstick, but no detail about Addict Extreme doesn't speak class! It has a faint perfumery scent like most luxury lipstick, but it is not very strong and is hardly noticeable after application. The formula is sheer and glossy. In one pass they give you a sheer layer of color. However, you can definitely blot it out and add a second one if you want more impact. The texture is absolutely adorable. It glides on beautifully without tugging, sinking into fine lines, or looking uneven. In fact, it feels better than most lip balms I have tried, and they are very moisturizing. I have spent the past week or so wearing only these, and at the end of the day my lips are always soft and supple. It’s quite an achievement considering my lips tend to dry out fast without a balm! Wear time isn't the forte of Addict Extreme. The glossy balmy feeling disappears after about two hours or so. However, the pigment stays even after food and drinks. The BEAUTIFUL part of this lipstick is the fact that with the long-lasting pigment, if you reapply the color just adds up. Imagine waking up in the morning and wanting something easy, Addict Extreme has you covered. If you want to go more dramatic by the end of the day, perhaps for a hot date or a girls’ night out, Addict Extreme STILL has you covered. If you carry one in your bag you’re ready for everything! Removing is also easy-breezy, not a bloody battle which is amazing considering how well the pigment lasts!
Bottom line: If you’re looking for opaque colors, skip Dior Addict Extreme. If you’re looking for a lipstick with an excellent formula, incredible versatility, and cheerful color range, then you should definitely look into it!
What do you think? Have you tried any Dior Addict Extremes? Is there anything that caught your eye?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator
PS: I have worn Riviera (both the Addict Extreme and Vernis) in this FOTD/NOTD if you would like to see. I will definitely do more so keep your eyes peeled! Also, the swatch/review of the Vernis is coming soon so you can look forward to that!
Disclosure: The products mentioned in this review are sent by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.