Look Sensational with Dior Automne Dior Contour & Trafalgar Rouge Dior!

Dior Automne Dior Contour + Trafalgar Rouge Dior FOTD

When I first read about Dior Trafalgar Rouge Dior, my interest was naturally piqued as it represents coral family of the new Rouge Diors. When I saw it in real life however, I was puzzled: surely this can’t be classified as a coral? It is an orange red instead, and I am not particularly big on orange reds. Of course Dior had to prove me wrong, because I am utterly smitten with Trafalgar!

Dior Rouge Dior

As you might remember, I own Darling and 999 already. I was given a sample with all four “it shades” when I purchased 999, and that’s how I got to try (and fell in love with) Trafalgar and Grège 1947.

Dior Trafalgar (844), Grege 1947 (169) Rouge Dior

Trafalgar (844) is a bright orange red with a luscious, almost wet-looking finish. It is creamy and very pigmented, but the color never ever migrates out of my natural lip lines even without a lip liner! It holds up for 6 hours or so on my lips (a meal and multiple drinks included). It fades evenly and stains well. The best part? The more worn off it is, the more coral it looks!

Here is how Trafalgar swatches:

Dior Trafalgar (844) Rouge Dior swatch

I compared it with some shades in my stash that I thought would be similar. From left to right: Tom Ford True Coral Lip Color, Givenchy Carmin Escarpin Le Rouge, Dior Trafalgar Rouge Dior, and Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge.

Tom Ford True Coral, Givenchy Carmin Escarpin, Dior Trafalgar, Hourglass Muse Opaque Rouge comparison swatch

As you can see, nothing is remotely similar (which means I shouldn’t feel bad when I purchase it, riiiight?)!

This is how Trafalgar looks on me:

Dior Trafalgar Rouge Dior (844) FOTD

Dior Trafalgar FOTD

The finish is so luscious that it really seems to glow!

Just as a heads-up for those who reside in Asia, the Trafalgar and Darling you get are different from the US/Europe version. While we get a neon bright orange red for Trafalgar (844), the Asian version is a soft, pretty coral (539). The Darling here (775) is also much brighter than the sweet pink Asian version (567). I compared the line-up in Europe/US with the one in Asia and spotted some major differences. There are more soft everyday shades in Asia, while the ones available here are bolder in general. I would personally be happy if everyone had access to every shade, as all of them look drool-worthy!

Now let’s move on to Dior Automne Dior Contour!

Dior Rouge 999, Automne Dior Contour

Dior Automne Dior Contour (844. RRP in Belgium: 25, 50 euros) is another shade that took me by surprise. When I first saw it, I described it as a brownish pinky beige. While that might not be totally off the mark, it could also look like a rusty, muted coral. For this reason, it would work with a wide variety of shades, from nudes to corals. It has tiny gold shimmer and a bit of a golden sheen.

Texture-wise, Automne goes on without pulling and tugging. It is very slightly drying over time, but it lasts so well both on its own and with something else on top (also, if you pair it with a Rouge Dior, your lips will be so soft and hydrated by the end of the day in any case)!

Here is how Automne swatches. Left: one pass. Right: built up.

Dior Automne Dior Contour swatch (844)

Here is how Automne looks on me:

Dior Automne Dior Contour FOTD

Now here’s the fun part: what would happen if you layer Trafalgar over Automne?

Dior Automne Dior Contour + Trafalgar Rouge Dior FOTD

Dior Automne, Trafalgar FOTD

If Trafalgar looks good on its own, it is nothing short of amazing over Automne (plus it would pretty much last all day)! On top of Automne, Trafalgar has more body and a glazed finish. I also think it looks a tad more coral this way!

Bottom line: I know that orange reds aren’t usually universally-flattering, but Dior Trafalgar Rouge Dior is so bright and juicy that I think it has a better chance of working for more people. Dior Automne Dior Contour lasts impeccably well, and it is a versatile shade that you might want to look into if you wear a lot of corals, nudes, or even my-lips-but-better type of shades!

Is anyone else as smitten as I am with these two?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    The layered look is STUNNING on you Sunny! So pretty! Still haven’t tried a Dior lip here-such a bad blogger I am haha!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Tracy! I hope you’ll find one that’s calling your name really loudly soon!

  • Lily

    I love the combo, Sunny! Some orange reds make teeth look especially yellow though >_<

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, this one doesn’t seem to do that! I think the type of orange that has a lot of yellow tends to do that, but not this one!

  • beauties

    it is more orange than I expected :) not bad, but nothing beats coral!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Eva, I know what you mean! It’s totally unique in my collection though!

  • http://www.colormeloud.com/ Sara_BeauTime

    Hi Sunny,
    you also pull off a nice orange lippie like this one. I couldn’t resist and got an orange from Armani Fall, ended up not wearing it very often until now though. I should take it out and put on my desk (this tactic usually works!).

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Sara! I don’t think I can pull off most oranges, but this one works! Orange is still really big now and for the next season, so it’s a good time to wear more of it 😉

  • http://bloodcravephotography.blogspot.com/ Lady Lilith Bloodcrave

    The look is really nice on you. The color makes your lips pop and stand out.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, girl!

  • Icaria

    I love the softness of Automne, it would totally work for me with a light clear gloss or even under Rêve de Miel lip balm for a matte look. The layered look is gorgeous on you & your eye liner is amazing!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Helene! I haven’t tried to layer a gloss over it, but I’m sure it’d work well!

  • rachlovespenguins

    Really love Automne. But now I’ve quite a quandary – do I want Trafalgar or 999? The answer is both, but that’s just not practical, lol!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Rach, ahhh that is a TOUGH choice! Maybe you should go through your stash and see what already have? That could help!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up


    That’s me, falling head over heels for these two.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I know! Another shade that I wasn’t sure at all when I swatched it but love with my heart after trying it on!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I love orange reds a lot 😀 😀 😀

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Then Larie, Trafalgar is calling your name REALLY loudly!

  • Natalie

    I love orange reds, and this one looks fantastic! You shouldn’t feel bad at all for buying it, its a different color (of course).

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha well there is quite a bit in the sample card I got. Since it lasts so well, I probably won’t have to purchase the full-size thing anytime soon 😉

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

    I’ve been wearing these sorts of colors more lately. Impressive that combined the color lasts all day

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Catherine, I bet these will look gorgeous on you! With the liner you really don’t have a lot of touching up to do. Even alone Trafalgar lasts very well, and the stain is really pretty!

  • Krystle Kouture

    Trafalgar looks really pretty! Jealous about the sampler, my Dior counter never seems to have anything lol!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh nooo I’m so sorry about that :( Do you ask? I always try to ask, because sometimes the SAs don’t bother when you don’t ask!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I LOOOOVE the look of Trafalgar! It looks fantastic on you!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Liz! Do check these out. I don’t think they have received too much attention in the blogosphere so far, but they are really, really good!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    I am always on a look out for a good lip liner. The Dior one looks good. Trafalgar looks fabulous on you Sunny. I’ve been meaning to check the lipsticks out, if only I have the time.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Jacqueline! You should really check these out! Rouge Dior is one of the most impressive formulas I’ve tried recently!

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    want want want!!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You should give these a go! I’m already planning to wear the combo out again!