Dior Addict Fluid Stick First Impression!

Dior Mirage, Wonderland Addict Fluid Stick & Aventure Addict Extreme & Pandore, Aventure Vernis

I literally spent a couple of months dreaming about the new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. Are they really as pigmented as lipsticks and as glossy as glosses? Is the water-based formula (they are touted as wax-free) going to feel lightweight instead of gloopy? Are the colors going to be as nice as what I imagine? If you are asking the same questions, I have to tell you that this is not a marketing hype. The claims Dior makes are real!

Not only is the formula hybrid, the packaging of Dior Addict Fluid Sticks (5,5 ml/0.18 oz. RRP in Belgium: 36,75 euros) is also a cross. At the first glance, it might remind you of Dior Addict Gloss, but if you look more closely…

Dior Addict Fluid Stick packaging

you will see that part of it resembles a lipstick!

Dior Wonderland, Mirage Addict Fluid Stick

There are four “show-stopping” shades in the line-up, including Pandore (a pure red), Wonderland (fuchsia pink), Aventure (coral), and Mirage (this is too complicated. We’ll take a closer look together later). Here you see *Wonderland (575) and *Mirage (338).

Dior Wonderland Addict Fluid Stick applicator

The flexible foam applicator is shaped a bit like a heart or an upside down egg. With one pull, you’ll have enough product for the lips. Something else that’s worth noting is Dior Addict Fluid Stick is very lightly-scented. It smells like a very faint vanilla, but not the overly sweet type!

Here is how Wonderland swatches. Left: one pass. Right: blended out. I got the inspiration from my pal Kate. She wears them both straight from the applicator and blotted down to a stain.

Dior Wonderland Addict Fluid Stick swatch

Don’t be fooled by the skin you can see. With the applicator, it takes one pass for these to be opaque! The pigment is so incredibly dense, and it has a very glossy, lacquered finish. The formula does feel lightweight on the lips. It hugs the lips closely. It never quite “sets,” but it does not slide around.

After the shine goes away after a couple of hours (and some drinks), Dior Addict Fluid Stick starts looking more like a lipstick. It will take a couple more hours and some more drinks for it to be worn down to a light stain. I have only tested Mirage out so far. Since it is a lighter shade,  I think the bolder ones might wear even longer!

Dior Mirage Addict Fluid Stick applicator

Dior calls Mirage a pinky beige, but for me it is a muted coral with a beige base. Much like Spring Ball from last year, it really isn’t a nude. My skin tone draws a lot of the coral out of this shade, but it might not be the case for everybody.

Dior Mirage Addict Fluid Stick swatch

In short: I might need this shade in Addict Extreme!

Dior Aventure Addict Extreme 551

I went to the store last Friday, and I just had to pick up Dior Aventure Addict Extreme.

Dior Aventure Addict Extreme swatch

I mean, it’s a coral. Need I say more?

Dior Pandore (754), Aventure (551) Vernis

The four show-stopping shades also come as Dior Addict Lipsticks, Dior Addict Extremes, as well as matching Vernis (except for Mirage. The nail polish that bears the same name looks like a very purple fuchsia to me). Here you see *Pandore and Aventure.

I’ll be working as fast as I can to show you guys how these look on, but for the moment, color me impressed!

Are you eyeing Dior Addict Fluid Sticks? There are 16 shades in total here in Europe. To see quick swatches of all 16, move over to Color Me Loud.

 



  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    The only thing I’m not too impressed with is that its not very long lasting :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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

      Yeah I know. I think it really is a summer scent. I can see it being great for the beach and so on.

  • Bella

    I shall definitely try out the fluid sticks :).

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

      Oh Bella you should! I am already eyeing another three colors LOL

  • http://loveand-laughter.blogspot.be AnneliesDP

    I’m in love with Dior products!
    Love, Annelies

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

      Hey Annelies, I’ve got to say this quietly, but Dior is pretty much my number one favorite brand ;)

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    They sound good!! One question: are they easy to apply without a mirror (for an expert like me that’s always putting on lipstick or gloss without a mirror)?

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

      Hey Sofia, haha I almost always use a mirror. If you can apply lipsticks and glosses without a mirror though, I don’t think it’s trickier than those.

      • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

        They sound even better then :)

  • BeautiesEva

    i’m in love with the aventure nail polish :D

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

      I love it because it’s more coral on me than Incognito or Guerlain Nahema. Both of those are gorgeous, but there is nothing coral about them on my nails (they just look orange. It’s great, but I want a CORAL)!

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

    Thanks for the link Sunny, I love these, trying hard not to get lmore ;-) the shades you have are two of my favorites, I am sure a Mirage will look stunning on your coral ready skin. Can’t wait for FOTDs.

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

      You’re welcome, Sara! Thanks for making an effort and swatching everything!

      I’m already working on them! April is absolutely MAD in terms of new releases. I have several FOTDs and reviews ready to go, but new stuff keeps streaming in LOL

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

    hmm there been a few posts about these and most are loving them. i’m just a dior lippie fan i think i need to have one just because of that (so bad….) i love the look of the tubes! they seem so bullet and bad-ass like for some reason.

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

      Hey Jenn, I’d definitely encourage you to try one! This formula is everything Dior says it would be!

  • http://www.beautyloves.be/ BeautyLoves

    They are sooo interesting! The packaging is very appealing, will be checking those out soon!

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

      Hey girl, you should! I checked the display again today, and I am eyeing three more shades :p

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    They look very promising and I love the packaging !

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

      Hey Jill, you should really try one! I am SO in love with these, and I’m already eyeing some more shades.

  • Lily

    Mirage is like a bright nude on me. Pandore is super bright pink! I prefer to wear them blotted down. A little sticky for me to be in love with them, but pretty good otherwise :-)

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

      Hey Lily, Mirage is more like a muted coral on me, but I think that’s the interesting thing about this shade!

      I wouldn’t call these sticky. Maybe a little tacky, but really not in a bad way. I can see that people would feel different though ;)

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I’m already loving them! They stay on so well and the pigment is so good!

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

      I. KNOW!!! And they smell like vanilla ice cream (this suddenly hit me today)!

  • http://www.beautyfrontline.com/ Beauty Frontline

    oh my god! super good :) really! xo

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

      Yeah you really should check these out! I’m quite infatuated!

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Glad you’re liking these so far! They definitely look lovely. Pretty shades too! xo

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

      Hey Jennifer, I am a little obsessed already! Eyeing three more shades. My wallet is praying for mercy ;)

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    It gets confusing when they release the same shade across multiple formulas, lol. I like the options available to me, but when I try to google swatches, it takes forever to sort them all out! Hahaha. I love the bright shades, though. So fun!

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

      Haha oh for me it makes a lot of sense! I guess by now both Addict and Addict Extreme have accumulated quite a fan base, and the fans will want new colors (proof: I bought Aventure Addict Extreme, and I’m already eyeing Mirage Addict Extreme)!

      Basically three out of the four shades they want to promote are bright, and there are more in the line-up! You won’t be bored!

  • Dominique33

    I love the new gel formula, it’s THE perfect nail polish in my opinion ( I have one, Pandore ). It wears long even without any top coating, I am much impressed I must say ! I think the fluid sticks are not so good, they migrate out of my lips ( I have Pandore and Wonderland ), the formula is truly very good though, very light on the lips and colours are bright. Somewhat disappointed because it doesn’t wear long enough on my lips. The Dior Addict Extreme formula is amazing as always but I didn’t purchase any this time, I love Springball as you know^^, among others I have. Dior has now 6 formulas : Rouge, Diorific, Dior Addict, Dior Addict Extreme, Fluid stick and Gloss, that’s a lot !

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

      Hey Dominique, I still have to test out wear, although with my nails, I wonder if I will really see a difference (Dior Vernis does wear better than most on me anyways though).

      Oh noo I’m so sorry to hear that! I didn’t have problems with Mirage migrating out of lip lines. I still have to try Wonderland. I don’t know if it’ll be different because it’s a brighter color. I watched the Pandore Look clip, and the makeup artist uses their universal liner on the model first. I guess that will prevent the migration, but I don’t know if you’re willing to go the extra mile!

      High five for my fellow Spring Ball fan! I wonder if Dior will revamp Diorific at the end of the year. It seems like nothing has changed about them for quite some years!

  • http://www.beautyaddiction1.blogspot.co.uk/ syrena85

    I have two of the shades from the regular collection. Luckily for me most of them are with red undertones which I don’t wear and don’t even want to. So that’s a relief for my wallet. If the collection had more pinks I would probably purchase all of them :D

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

      Hahaha but I did see some pinks as well! Maybe they aren’t your favorite shades of pink ;)

      • http://www.beautyaddiction1.blogspot.co.uk/ syrena85

        yeah, most of them had orange or red undertones :( the pinks I like, I already got :D

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

          Haha way to go, Irena!

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    Mirage looks nice! The formula sounds promising. Can’t wait to see it in action. Work faster, Sunny! Haha.

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

      Haha I am trying! April is absolutely insane with all the new releases, both upcoming summer collections and something like this. I have several reviews ready to go, but at the same time new stuff keeps rolling in!!!

  • http://jadeinthepalace.blogspot.com/ Cassandrapamela

    Yay I’ve been waiting until you review them!
    I have already my eyes on Wonderland and one other coral shade I can’t remember the name.. the price is very expensive though! I might get one in duty free as I’m flying to asia next month :-D

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

      I’ll do it ASAP!

      Hmm do you mean Rieuse (a coral pink)? That one is on my wish list as well! Duty free is the best way to shop makeup, I tell ya!

  • http://www.thepaintedrogue.wordpress.com Syirael

    Eep! The corals! :-D I really want to try the Addict Extreme lipstick, but I guess by the time I’ve saved up for it the collection will be sold out ;-) maybe they’ll still be there when I’m in Duty Free in June!

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

      Hey Syl, I’m pretty sure they will still be there in June! The four Addict Lipsticks/Addict Extremes are limited edition, but last year there seemed to be a pretty good supply, so I’m hoping it’s the same this year.

  • 38noodles

    I brought 3 of the fluid sticks at duty free, can’t wait to try them asap! That Addict Extreme looks like it needs closer consideration too, I’m going to need to visit the counter again soon.

    Btw, saw your comment on Belly’s page, TW has 2 THREE counters and also (so far 1) Laduree Cosmetics now, something new you can check out next time your back :)

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

      Oh yay! Which shades did you pick? I checked Mirage Addict Extreme out again, and I am very, very close to bringing that home, too :p I compared it with Spring Ball. They are similar in concept but not similar in colors. I think I have space for both ;)

      OH YAY! Thanks so much for the heads-up! I’d LOVE to check both brands out! If you’re going to hand around in Taipei for another while, maybe we should go on a counter-hopping date later this year (say autumn)!

      • 38noodles

        I got Wonderland, Rieuse, and Open Me. I mistook the shade numbers for Open Me with Pandora, but either Pandora not available in Asia or it’s not at Duty Free yet :S

        I’d love to meet up for a shopping trip in TW, hopefully I’ll be here when you are :)

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

          Great picks! Rieuse is definitely on my wish list as well! I’m pretty sure Pandore is available in Asia. Open me looks great as well though!

          Excellent! I’ll keep you posted :)

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

    I tried on Aventure Fluid Stick today and it’s LOVE! Based on what a lot of people were saying, I thought it was going to be a no go, but I like that it can be worn full force BAM and toned down blotted. It’s a little high maintenance but the colours… so vibrant. Makes me feel happy!

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

      Hey Liz, I went for Aventure Addict Extreme because I think the Fluid Stick is not going to be a “coral” on me. I don’t find the formula high-maintenance. Does it migrate out of your lip lines?

  • rachlovespenguins

    The more I look, the more I can’t decide. Fluid Sticks, Addicts, Addict Extremes…. Polish?!? Maybe I should just pick four colours and get one of each product. But then which colour to get in which formula? I feel like I should pin things to the wall and throw darts at them. Roll dice. Flip coins. Anything to help make the decisions easier! :P

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

      Haha yeah that’s the problem! The colors in Fluid Sticks, Addict Extremes, and Addicts are not the same though. For example, while I really like Mirage Addict Extreme and Fluid Stick, I wouldn’t want it in Addict. It will depend on the intensity you desire as well!

      • rachlovespenguins

        I think I like Mirage best in its Addict Extreme version, though that might change if I check them out in-store. And I think my local counter actually has these (!!!) which is no small feat considering I live in what could be kindly put as the middle of nowhere. Hopefully I can check them out on Friday!

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

          YES! I’m so happy you’ll get to see them soon! Keep me posted about what you think!

  • http://eyespaintedblack.com/ Natasja

    all perfect for spring/summer :)

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

      I know! I’m already eyeing three new shades LOL

  • Icaria

    For some reason I’m not really attracted by the Fluid Stick but Dior Aventure Addict Extreme and the nail polishes!!! That’s a whole other story… :)

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

      Hey Helene, I wore Aventure yesterday and it made me SO happy! It lasts SO well, too! Gotta love Addict Extremes!

  • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

    SUCH PRETTY LIPSTICK BULLETS! This looks similar to the Maybelline Color Elixir! I wonder when they’ll be in Canada?!

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

      Hey Whitney, I really need to try the drugstore versions of hybrid lippies soon! People keep saying they’re really nice!

      I think they already are! I know that in the US only a selected retailer (can’t remember which one) and Dior.com carry them now. The rest will have to wait till May. I wonder if it’s the same in Canada?

      • rachlovespenguins

        I can’t speak for Canada, but here in the US they’re at Macy’s. :)

  • peggy timmermans

    I am so so so curious about these products! Hopefully I get the change to test some of them as now I’m simply craving!

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

      Hey Peggy, I hope you’ll get some, too! I am MADLY in love with them!

  • Chia-Yi Liu

    seems similar to lancome’s lip lover? how do you feel like they compare?

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

      Hey Chia-Yi, I think the promises Lancome and Dior make are certainly similar. Both formulas have their merits. Lip Lover feels a bit more pleasant on the lips, while Dior packs more pigment. I know that many have deemed this formula too “sticky.” I don’t feel that way, but for lack of a better word, it is somehow tacky on. Still. Can’t beat the lacquered shine and the amount of pigment!

  • Replica

    I picked up two of these yesterday and really like them, looking forward
    to trying the nail polishes as well, we don’t get the summer collection
    until May apparently, probably a good thing as I will probably need to
    get some more of these fluid sticks ;)

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

      Oh yay! I’m glad you’re also a fan! Seems like opinion on the formula is divided in the blogosphere. I am personally a fan, but some find the texture weird.

      It’s strange how we’re getting the summer collection next week already! We’re usually NEVER ahead of other countries LOL

  • SprinklesOnACupcake

    Love the pictures, they make me so happy and fun! Love the products as well, perfect for summer!

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

      Thanks so much, Petra! I’m TOTALLY digging these! Wore Wonderland today and I was like “this is good stuff!”

  • http://girlbehindglasses.wordpress.com/ Nikki P.

    Everytime I see swatches of Pandore and Aventure, I go a little bit crazy LOL. I want those colors and I want to own the polish, Addict lipstick, Addict Extreme and of course the new Fluid Sticks. ;)

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

      Hey Nikki, haha that is an ambitious wish list! Have you seen the new stuff in person? The colors can vary quite a bit with different formulas. Maybe you won’t need them ALL!

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    They are really beautiful. Extreme is so lovely. The design vaguely reminds me of Maybelline’s lip glosses with the lipstick bullet in the transparent case. Dior does lip products really well – always a fan!

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

      Hey Yuming, I’m ready to write my review after some extensive testing now, and I’ve got to say I LOVE ALL OF THIS! I have read mixed reviews in the blogosphere, but personally I am sold!

  • http://lipstickintheattic.blogspot.com/ Judith

    Can mirage be any prettier? And dior makes such gorgeous packaging.

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

      Hey Judith, Mirage is such an unusual shade! I’m with you on the packaging as well :)

  • peggy timmermans

    Know what? Have to come back to this, I’ve tried the beige/nude nail polish and for the first time in life…hurray..that actually suits me!!!!

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

      OH YAY! Wait, do you mean the Addict Fluid Stick or a nail polish?