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…
you will see that part of it resembles a lipstick!
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).
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.
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 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.
In short: I might need this shade in Addict Extreme!
I went to the store last Friday, and I just had to pick up Dior Aventure Addict Extreme.
I mean, it’s a coral. Need I say more?
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.