Sunday Stash Shopping #26: 4 Dior Rouge Samples

So who here doesn’t know Dior Rouge and Dior Addicts are my favourite formula in lipsticks? I’ve had this sample for months, and I didn’t use it. I honestly didn’t know what I was thinking, but I’m glad I opened it for this post. The shades have been out for a while already, so you probably have seen them. The shades are 999, Grege 1947 (169), Darling (567) and Trafalgar (539). I decided to wear them with cooler metallic eyes so I took out my neglected Urban Decay Naked2 palette. For foundation, I used my MUFE HD foundation which still has about half a bottle left.




I forgot how much I liked the HD foundation and how easily it evened out my complexion without feeling heavy. I also nearly forgot how to apply eye shadows properly, since I haven’t been practicing. That would be a shame! I think I need to put my skillz to werk more often! Then, the lipstick sample. I love ALL FOUR! 999 turns out to be a chili red that leans a little coral, Grege 1947 matches my lips perfectly making it the most awesome nude ever, Darling is a happy bright pink while Trafalgar is a nice orange coral on me. Here are the swatches:




And here’s how they look on me.


999 Darling Grege 1947 Trafalgar


Which shade do you like best? In photos, bright lips always look better, but the lighter ones are usually the most wearable, don’t you agree? All 4 are different – except that Trafalgar is a brighter coral in real life, and Darling is a brighter pink. Have you tried any of these? I know I’ll get a lot of wear from Trafalgar and Grege 1947 but my stash just doesn’t warranty a purchase at the moment. I’ll keep them in my wishlist so when I really feel a strong urge to buy, I’d get them.


xoxo Lily



  • Looking gorgeous in all four!! 999 is especially hawt on you! The Rouge Diors are one of my top lippie formula picks, and my fav from Dior. I’m always reaching for Trafalgar recently, its a great wearable apricot to quench my orange love.

    • Lily

      Yes to ALL Rouge Diors!!

  • 999 looks amazing on you! But all 4 shades look so nice on you.
    Darling would be my personal favorite. πŸ˜€

    • Lily

      Darling seems to be a crowd pleaser… but you pull off pinks like nobody’s business, Lena!

  • Love them ALL on you! You look so gorgeous Lily! Seriously!

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy <3

  • I like Grege a lot as I’m more of a neutral lippie girl, but Darling looks the best on you in these pics. So pretty!

    • Lily

      Thanks Isabelle. Grege 1947 is definitely a shade I can wear every single day!

  • I don’t even own a red lipstick because I’m not sure I can pull it off, but wow the red looks amazing on you in these pics! Personally for me I like Darling.

    • Lily

      You should try a red, Sofia. Maybe with a softer red first. Everyone can wear a red!

      • By the way Lily, nothing to do with this lipstick, but the packaging of my Nars Eyeshadows suddenly melted, it was so disgusting I threw a few away. Everytime I look at other Nars things I think of you and how you say yours had melted too! Now you know it happens here too!!!

  • Bella

    I like the first two best today! Neutral lips are often easier to wear, though. I also like your Naked 2 eye look. My Naked palettes (1 and 2) are both extremely unloved, neither having been used outside the house ever. Urban Decay turns out not to be my brand.

    • Lily

      I seem to prefer my Naked1 more. Naked2 is just neglected. Period. I don’t think I even wrote a review about it. I can’t remember, but I don’t think I did. LOL!

  • Icaria

    Oh I have these samples (sent to me by a lovely blogger friend) and totally forgot about them! I love GrΓ¨ge, with Charnelle they’re my favorite nudes. All look gorgeous on you but I must say you look amazing on the first pic! Love the blasΓ© look! πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Thank you Helene. These are all great shades. I have Charnelle too, and it’s a beautiful soft nude pink πŸ™‚

  • Hey Lily, I was like “hmm our skin tones can’t be SO different that some of these shades look SO different on you.” Then I remembered you guys get a different Darling and Trafalgar in Asia! I love these on you! Kinda need to take a closer look at the Asian version of Trafalgar. I love the intense orange we get here, but this one seems much more wearable πŸ™‚ Not that I need another lipstick though LOL

    • Lily

      RIGHT! I still don’t know why brands do that, but I guess majority of the people in this continent prefer more wearable shades? I’m not sure. Trafalgar and Darling are definitely wearable, even though they are a happy bright shade. Definitely not as bold as the version you guys have.

      • Oh I definitely think it’s different preferences. I’m sure there are people who go for bright and daring shades in Asia, but percentage-wise maybe not as many!

  • Liz

    Did you blot down Trafalgar on the lips? I seriously need to just go and pick that up already. I gasped when I saw you with 999 on — HOT! Darling is great too. πŸ™‚

    • Liz

      Oh, I just read what Sunny wrote. I guess the Western version of Trafalgar is a lot more intense?

      • Lily

        Yup yup. It’s a mixed feeling, really. Sometimes, I’d think WTF, what are they doing? But sometimes, I’m glad to get the more wearable version. Just like Estee Lauder, instead of the Envy Sculpt lipsticks, we get Envy Shine. I don’t know the difference, but supposedly, Asian versions are sheerer.

    • Lily

      The Trafalgar we have are less bold… Asia tends to get sheerer colours. I don’t think I’ll be wearing such a bright red often – I wish they’d sell mini lipsticks. LOL!

  • My Trafalgar is more like 999 – I remember that the Asian version is different right? It’s still pretty though! and 999 is HOT HOT HOT ON YOU.

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie. Yup, Asian version is different πŸ™‚

  • Shu Ting

    Whoa so glam with 999!

    I am a bit scared about HD foundation. Is it THE foundation one should be wearing when photo session is to be expected? What’s the main difference between a HD foundation and a normal one (with like SPF 10)?

    • Lily

      I guess the downside of having SPF with foundations is that the face looks a little white with flash photography. I took these photos using natural daylight and I don’t think it makes a difference. It’s just that this foundation feels nice on the skin. Maybe celebrities should worry about these white cast. For us, in general, who really cares? LOL!

      • Shu Ting

        hahahah! yes, who cares? I’ve been scared shitless by photos (seen those Kim Kardashian ones?) showing celebs with stark white casts around eyes etc. :p

        • Lily

          Oh, those ridiculous highlights? Yeah, I think they use white silicone powders or something like that. Their makeup has to be at least 5 times heavier than ours to show up on photographs. I realized that after having to take photos for FOTD. If the colour shows up in my photos, I have to rub some off in order to look like a person again in real life. In my humble opinion, they’d scare me shitless if I saw them in person. Maybe they’d look like a drag or something. Hahahahaha! *dodge bullets*