Gloss Anyone? Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Glow

I am not a fan of glosses. Some are sticky, others are tacky, like semi dried glue stuck on my lips. YUK! I tried Bobbi Brown. Dislike. MAC. Dislike. I ended it there, until I grit my teeth under persuasion and tried Dior… a few years ago. OK, so that took me out of the anti gloss pit. Then I tried Kanebo, Revlon, Shiseido, all with positive impressions. Even that, I hardly wear glosses. They are mostly sheer and I have to reapply glosses frequently. Me? Lazy. Then, I was sent these tubes of glosses that looked neon…

These are the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Glow in the Summer Mix collection. I took a look, and thought they were a little too bright! Then, I swatched it and I was wrong. I am a Dior fangirl, but as I explained previously, I don’t like wearing glosses. Packaging wise, luxe. I like. These glosses are neat and clean in these tubes, and under these lights, they look like glow sticks 😉


The 2 shades that I have are (854) Red Cruise, a red with hints of coral and (664) Rose Bikini, a bright pink. These glosses have a very light scent but I can’t be sure what it is. Maybe a hint of vanilla? Not sure… but they are tasteless. The texture is something I can tolerate, for sure. Sticky factor – minimal. Lips feel comfortable, but staying power was as expected. Probably wears about 2 hours on my lips without eating or drinking. The applicator is a tiny brush instead of a doe foot, and in my opinion, gives more precision and control. Good for thinner lips maybe?




Picture below is a swatch. See how pigmented these are? I thought they looked neon in the tubes, but once swatched, they are very wearable. Depending on how pigmented your natural lips are, these glosses can give you either a hint of colour, or a semi opaque finish. On me, they wear quite well alone, showing some natural lip colour too. I don’t buy glosses knowing I won’t wear them much. However, if I were to buy one, I would go for these mainly because my lips don’t hate it, the colours are pretty and I like the heavy, luxurious feel of the packaging. If budget is an issue, then I vaguely remember Revlon making non sticky glosses too.



Have you already tested these at Dior counters? What do you think of Dior glosses compared to others? Are you more of a gloss wearer or a lipstick wearer?


xoxo Lily


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  • Photos are looking good 🙂 I don’t wear any glosses except by Dior and Guerlain because I absolutely hate sticky tacky gloss. Most brands go for that texture because it lasts longer but I’m not straying from the 2 brands I use.

    • Lily

      Thanks PB. Who knows photos could look so good even when they’re taken in the bathtub? Hahaha! I haven’t tried Guerlain before, but I’m not even going there, since I hardly wear lip glosses. I think these 2 tubes will last me a very long time. Now, all I need is a beige and I’m set 😉

  • These lip glosses are really nice idd and I especially love the shades, because they don’t have any glitters. The packaging is so pretty!

    • Lily

      Yes, pretty packaging and there are lovely shades to choose from 🙂 You’re right about glitters. Fine shimmers are good for eyeshadows, but glitters for lips, not for me, not even on lipsticks!

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    I have Rose Bikini and love it! I really like Dior glosses because they’re so buttery, and they do make my lips plumper-looking!

    • Lily

      Talking about making lips look plumper, I’ve tried their gloss does just that…. something maximizer… it does work! The minty feeling is cool and refreshing too 😉

      • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

        I’m actually quite happy with my lips so I don’t go out of my way for lip-plumping products. Nice to hear it works though!

        • Lily

          I don’t use it either, but the makeup artist used it on me for a makeover. I was surprised it actually worked. Haha!

  • I definitely wear more gloss than lipstick! I LOVE the look of Rose Bikini. I remember I wanted it when it first came out, but then kinda forgot about it…your review just reminded me how lovely it is though! Must definitely grab one!

    • Lily

      To each her own, I’m definitely a lipstick girl 😉 Oh, both the shades are beautiful! You must go grab it while you can.

  • BooBooNinja

    I’m grinning right now because I am not a fan of gloss either! I was fortunate enough to acquire a GWP Le Metier de Beauté gloss palette, and hoped a fancy brand would make me a gloss-convert. It didn’t 🙁 though I have been tolerating it as a lower lip highlight. 🙂

    I can’t get over the goopy, sticky feeling of glosses. I don’t like leaving behind a residue on cups, my water bottle, or my guy. I especially don’t like my hair getting stuck to my lips! I get confused when people say lip gloss X is “not sticky” because my cynical (re: lip gloss) mind questions if X is truly not sticky or if it is *relatively* not sticky. As in: it’s not so sticky for a lip gloss.

    Dior Addict glosses are packaged so beautifully. They almost make me want to buy one. But the GOOINESS!

    • Lily

      High five, Ninja, high five! Well said about glosses and stickiness. Lol!

  • Gin

    the colours are SO DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

    omg my brain has decided i NEED THESE!

    • Gin

      and i am lemming on the orange one paris reviewed today too!
      No no no…gonna save my poor bleeding purse

      • Lily

        LOL! Ah, the joys and pains of reading beauty blogs… the orange one does look really unique. Love the tiny sparkles too!

    • Lily

      They do look good, don’t they? I think the pink one will look good on younger girls. Fresh and innocent!