(On my lips: Dior Princess Dior Addict Gloss)
It’s March, it’s March! Winter is officially over (or so I’d like to believe) and spring is here! This spring (the official launch date is in about 2 weeks), Dior is launching their new Dior Addict Glosses (RRP in Belgium: 30,71 euros). We’re looking at 24 brand new shades with 3 finishes including Glitter Fever (the four star shades, Diablotine, Princess, Spring Ball, Délice fall in this category), Dolly Pearly, and Pur Manifesto. Today I have Diablotine and Princess to show you!
(I really thought I matched the four star shades in Dior Addict Gloss and Dior Vernis for the photo, but in retrospect I’m not 100% sure anymore )
So what’s new? The Mirror Shine Complex and gel lip care formula infused with hyaluronic acid spheres can also be found in the current Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses. The new invention this time is the polarized crystalline microsphere that adjusts the light and gives the lips a mirror-shine finish.
I swatched these in the Dior office. The two on the left are two of the Glitter Fever star shades, and the other one is Pur Manifesto (which is basically a shimmer-free jelly).
The packaging of Dior Addict Glosses is indistinguishable from the Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses, and the tiny brush applicator also stays the same. I have always found the brush easy to use (it picks up enough product in one go, and achieving precision is pretty effortless), so I’m happy to see it again!
Dior Princess Dior Addict Gloss is a sheer cool-toned pale pink with a rainbow of glitter, while Diablotine is a sheer warm orange coral with predominantly gold glitter (Dior calls this red, and I can see it’s more red when I wipe the swatch off with a tissue. On my skin however, it’s different).
The formula of Princess and Diablotine is just as soft, buttery, cushiony, and comfortable as the Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses I have tried. When I saw all the glitter sparkle, I was worried my lips would feel like sandpaper, but that wasn’t the case! Even when the gloss has pretty much dried out and worn off, I cannot feel the glitter at all. Considering how big the grain looks, this is an amazing achievement! At the end of the day, you might find a glitter particle or two that has strayed, but not more than that.
I get around 3 hours with Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses, but with these I can get around 4. They keep my lips nicely moisturized and plump-looking. Are they so much better than the existing version that you have to run out and replace your stash? No. Is this a great way of wearing glitter (I’ve never thought I’d say this)? Yes. My reservation about glitter isn’t so much about how it looks, but how much work it usually implies. With Princess and Diablotine however, wearing some sparkle on the lips is a pleasant and easy task!
On the left: Princess. On the right: Diablotine
In the picture above I have Princess on my lips. Here is one more:
This is how Diablotine looks on me:
As you can see, I get a slick of color, but an incredible amount of shine! In real life they sparkle even more with the light. I think they’ll look really hot layered over lipsticks as well!
If you want an idea about what other shades you can expect, here is the line-up:
Bottom line: I get an extra hour or so with the new Dior Addict Glosses, and this is like taking something that’s an A to an A+. Diablotine and Princess offer an extremely glossy shine and a lot of beautiful sparkle without the problems that are often associated with glitter (rough texture, traveling…). The pigmentation level isn’t high, though they do show even on my rather pigmented lips. If you are into sparkling glosses, check out the four new star shades (not showed here: Spring Ball, a nude, and Délice, a coral)!
Are you into sparkling glosses? Have you tried any of the existing Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses (I’m kind of glad Dior ended up going with a simpler name for the new version instead of trying to top something that is named ultra)?
Stay tuned because I have a delightful new Dior Vernis to show you tomorrow!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx