I’ve been quite the hermit. I didn’t leave the house much since late October last year… and only recently did I feel comfortable enough to leave the house to go shopping with the baby. Of course I’d go out once in a while, but no more than once a week. I mean, I’m used to going out every day. LOL! I have been reading about new offerings and I’ve been curious about the Rouge Dior Baume. I heard that it replaces Serum de Rouge but I’m not 100% sure. Is this true? Man, I really liked those Serum de Rouge. They were really good. Anyway, I decided to give this Rouge Dior Baume (RM102) a try, and I picked the shade 760 Garden Party.
Garden Party is a sheer natural rosy red on me. It makes my lips look a little redder, a little darker, but still natural. The packaging reminds me of Chanel Coco Shines but this Dior one, in my opinion, is a little more pigmented and less slippery. Compared to the Serum de Rouge, this feels the same. The only difference is that Garden Party is sheerer. I tried on a few other shades as well, and I think they all run sheer. The Serum de Rouge however, was much more pigmented. The Rouge Baume feels like a light lip balm. It is not as thick as the Dior Addict Lip Glow and when layered, it doesn’t feel heavy either. The balmy texture is very forgiving on the lips, and I find that it conditions and moisturizes my lips as well. It doesn’t wear very long though – probably 3 hours at best and it definitely needs reapplying after a meal.
The Rouge Dior Baume is unscented. I can however smell something after taking in a very deep breath with my nose literally a millimeter away from the lipstick. To me, it means unscented. The “CD” on the bullet doesn’t last 2 applications, in case you’re curious. Here is how it looks on me, with clean skin and bright eyes. The bullet of the lipstick looks much deeper doesn’t it? Here, you see a wash of colour but I applied 2 layers of Garden Party on my lips.
With the prices of beauty products going up, I don’t know how much more people are willing to pay for a lipstick. If you want to ask me if there’s anything better or the same in a lower price range, well, my answer is, I don’t know. I bought this because Dior is a brand I’m comfortable with, and this is something I’ve been wanting to try. I also know some people have the worst experience with this brand, so really, to each her own. I can’t tell you to run and go get this because it’s not out of this world and it’s not unique. However, I’m pretty happy with this, and have been wearing it regularly.