Let’s Bring Coral Back for Spring! Dior Charmante Dior Addict Lipstick

Hey everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed a great Christmas! I for sure did, and after a couple of days of food marathon and lazing around, I’m ready to get back on track! It feels right to finally start talking about spring collections as well, and today I’m showing you a really friendly and adorable coral lipstick, Dior Charmante (437) Dior Addict Lipstick!

I won’t dwell too much on packaging, since by now I assume most of you are familiar with the packaging of Dior Addict Lipsticks. It’s chic, sleek, and functional: I wouldn’t ask for more!

Charmante is a soft peachy coral. Like other Dior Addict Lipsticks I have tried, it leans sheer, and the texture feels like a lip balm. The finish is very juicy and shiny. Charmante wears comfortably for around 2 hours and a half on me. Even though it doesn’t resist well to food and drinks, it can be slicked on so easily without a mirror that I am not too bothered!

Here is how it looks swatched. I know it looks so sheer that it seems almost colorless, but even on my rather pigmented lips it makes a visible difference:

I might have mentioned that I carry next to makeup in my bag, but Charmante has already earned its place there (along with Chanel Troublant). With my warm skin tone, pulling coral off is normally rather easy, but even then, sometimes it doesn’t look right without a bit of blush. Charmante however, works just as well alone as it does with any makeup look you want to wear. Smokey eye? No problem. Understated everyday look? Bring it on. Just a bit of color to look nicer at the supermarket? Done. I have problems thinking of a scenario in which it wouldn’t fit!

Here I’m wearing Charmante with the eyeshadows in Dior Chérie Bow Rose Poudré, Diorblush Rose Bonheur/Pink Happiness. You’ll see these two soon enough as well!


Bottom line: Dior Charmante Dior Addict Lipstick wears comfortably and offers just a pinch of soft coral that is perfect for spring. The peachiness in Charmante makes it easier to wear than a more orange coral, and the juicy balm texture makes application a breeze. Let’s face it: most of the time I don’t need more than an adorable and easygoing coral to brighten up my day!

What do you think? Is Charmante calling your name? Do you have an everyday coral?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: Dior Chérie Bow Collection will be available in Belgium on January 9th.

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Really pretty on you Sunny! I’m just not in the spring makeup feeling yet-it’s way too early for me!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Tracy! I know what you mean, but the collections have started rolling out so I’m slowly going to write about them 😉

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    I don’t own a soft coral lipstick yet but this one looks gorgeous !

    • Sunny

      Maybe you could make Charmante your soft coral lipstick? 😉

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Charmante is DEFINITELY going home with me. It’s going to look great with the new Chanel Frivole blush I am buying tomorrow. YAY! 😛

    • Sunny

      Yaaay good to know! Keep me posted about Frivole. I’m really tempted as well!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    i’m looking foward 😀

    • Sunny

      I’ll try my best 😉

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I have this too! It’s very sheer on me though… and it also looks more pink :-)

    • Sunny

      Whoa you see what skin tone does? I think I like it because it leans coral on me :)

  • http://myfashiontrendencies.blogspot.com Chris El

    You look gorgeous! I’m soooo excited for Chanel and Dior Spring 2013. :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Chris! Same here. I also want some stuff from Guerlain. One of the quads looks really amazing!

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    It is a very nice wearable colour, i must say! I like it!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Peggy! It’s SO easy to wear/pair!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Hmm, it’s so sheer! I wished the lipsticks from this collection were a tad more pigmented, they seem to barely show up. But that been said, I do really love it on you, it gives you a very soft and warm looking lip :).

    • Sunny

      I know what you mean, but that’s why Charmante is so versatile and easy to wear! You probably don’t need 20 sheer lipsticks, but they do have their place :)

  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    Dior Addict is seriously the best lipstick formula out there.

    • Sunny

      Yeah if you like sheer and balm-like formulas, Addict will work well for you!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Pretty and soft! I’m not into spring yet either, lol, like Tracy. Too freaking cold. And wet. Blargh.

    • Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean, but the collections are already rolling out so I want to let people know what their options are! Besides, I find winter easier to bear when I can dream of spring :)

  • http://jadeinthepalace.blogspot.de/ pamela at jadeinthepalace

    wow it surprised me how sheer it is on your hand swatch! But on your lips, it looks pretty and it reminds me a bit of lip butter or tinted lip balm :))

    • Sunny

      Yeah it looks SO sheer on my arm, but on my lips it does make a visible difference! Tinted lip balms usually don’t show up on me at all, so this is better :)

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    I feel like sheer corals are sometimes the most natural-yet-brightening shades on light-medium warm skintones. Revlon Tutti Frutti is my go-to :)

    • Sunny

      Yay, glad to hear you like light corals as well! I have some more “hardcore” ones, but now I’m beginning to see how much a sheer one can do. I won’t be tanned enough to wear brighter ones anytime soon, but this is great as it is!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    I love the lipstick! I havnt yet tried the formula and am very eager too. The packaging of the eye palette is very pretty. The whole collection looks very wearable. I think the eyeshadow needs a pop color shade.

    • Sunny

      Oh if you like shiny balm-like lipsticks you have to look into Dior Addicts! I’ll show the rest soon :)

  • http://www.inmyprettyshoes.be Dorien (Inmyprettyshoes)

    The lipstick looks very subtle, but really pretty on you.
    Happy holidays!

    • Sunny

      Thank Dorien! I hope you’ve been enjoying yourself too!

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.sg/ Jacqueline

    The lipstick looks pretty on you. I kinda like my lippies more pigmented but nevertheless this looks like a great everyday shade to wear.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jacqueline! I prefer pigmented shades as well, but there’s definitely a place for something like this in my life (and heart)!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    Looks pretty, though I think this one wouldn’t really suit me.

    • Sunny

      You should take a look, Eva! Since it’s quite sheer it might just pull a slightly different color on you!

  • Kristi C. (@lov2read68)

    Coral & I don’t get along very well. However, the Lip Glow & the pale pink polish look like they are going to be right up my alley!

    • Sunny

      It’s a peachy coral though, and it’s sheerer so you never know! I’ll spam you with Dior reviews once 2012 is over 😉 That’s a promise!

      • Kristi C. (@lov2read68)

        I’ll be watching for those Sunny! Yay for more Dior reviews – I’ve found your pics & descriptions to be accurate!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    This shade looks lovely on you. :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Ruby! I bet it’ll look great on you too :)

  • http://www.lipstickrules.com Michelle (LipstickRules)

    Beautiful! Every time I read your blog, I feel my wallet crying. LOL. These colours are right up my alley.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Michelle! Glad to hear you like coral as much as I do!