Review: Rouge Dior Brillant 888 Soho

I recently purchased the new Rouge Dior Brillant in 888 Soho. I was debating which shade to get, and I was immediately attracted to this bright fuchsia pink. There are 12 shades in total, with 4 “It” shades being 999, 775 Darling, 468 Bonheur and 808 Victoire. I don’t have anymore info for you other than what I get from Dior’s official website.


Dior has created the Couture lip balm gloss with lipcare oil, a Rouge Dior that is simply Brilliant.
Rouge Dior Brillant subtly shapes and brightens lips with precision thanks to a pen-like applicator that dispenses the “perfect dose”. Formulated like a liquid balm, its formula boasts an exclusive Dior mix of 3 lipcare oils and a complex that teams vitamin E with an active ingredient known for reactivating collagen synthesis. It comes in a range of timeless couture shades.


Dior gloss rouge brilliant 888 Soho


Now, I’m not really a gloss girl, and I prefer my glosses to be lightweight. So, it’s a pretty big deal for me to purchase a lip gloss myself. The Rouge Dior Brillant differs from Dior Gloss Addict in formula and in packaging. The wand is a sponge tip with a little well that is supposed to dispense the perfect dose. The texture of this is also a little thicker and tackier than the Addicts, which I suspect is due to the lip oils. For a gloss, the colours are quite pigmented and I like that it has the shiny jelly finish on the lips.



details Soho swatch wand


Here is how Soho looks on me. I like to wear it with a clean base and just a touch of light eye makeup.



look Soho



See that while it swatches pretty intense, it doesn’t really look like it on my lips. It’s a gloss after all. However, I have to say that it does look brighter in real life. These retail for RM102 (before GST), which I think is pretty steep but I guess we’re paying for the brand name as well.

What do you think of these?



xoxo Lily




  • I love this! It’s so up my alley. I used to like that really vintage-y matte, full pigment bright lipstick look, but I’m kind of enjoying this lighter texture paired with a bright colour!

    • Lily

      You have to try this then. It’s very lovely πŸ™‚

  • I like it, it really brightens up your look and looks fun with that eyeliner flick!

    • Lily

      Thanks Sofia. That flick adds some fun for sure πŸ™‚

  • Oh hey, this really is pretty bright and pigmented on you! I love it! You are right: this feels tackier than Dior Addict, but I guess that’s the trade-off with color payoff? Really wonder why they didn’t make Soho available here. It’s such a pretty shade πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      I’m surprised Soho isn’t available where you are either! But if you need help to get it, just let me know πŸ™‚

  • I’m definitely not a lipgloss type of girl, but I can’t deny this looks great on you, Lily! As you may know or not, I have a weakness for anything fuchsia lately and it looks stunning on you as well ^^

    Alice β™₯︎

    • Lily

      I think this fuchsia will look great on you, Alice!

  • Unpaletteable

    The gloss plus the flick makes you look cheeky and mischievous! I like!

    • Lily

      Haha thank you!

  • Looks pretty on you for sure! But I can’t do tacky glosses-makes my lips hurt lol!

    • Lily

      I don’t like tacky glosses either, but this one doesn’t feel too bad actually.

  • Ahhh, tackier than the Addicts? Ok, I pass, lol. The Addicts aren’t tacky at all to me, which is why I love them! But I think otherwise I will stick with the Maybelline Lip Elixirs or the Lancome Lip lovers, which also don’t feel tacky to me and are way cheaper. I like the bright colors in the Dior line, though! It’s really clean and pretty!

    • Lily

      This is just a little tacker, but not sticky by any means. But… I did see the lipstick in this colour, and that one looks awesome too!

  • Liz

    Ooooh, pretty! I think this is the first Dior product that I might really really want, lol. I don’t mind a little tackiness – that always comes with the colour being a little more visible/vibrant. Haven’t really checked them out in person but I will now. πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh! I’d love to know what you think, Liz.

  • SoHo is a really pretty color! It looks more purple/magenta from the swatch but more pink on you. I wonder if these are scented, though. (Sorry if you have covered that already..)

    • Lily

      Oops, sorry Lena. These are not scented at all. I haven’t tried a Dior lipstick or gloss that’s scented so I never thought of mentioning it >_<

      • Thanks for letting me know! The Rouge Dior is still scented as fas as I know, so I was worried if these are, too. Dang, so now I want one. ;p

        • Lily

          OK maybe because I prefer the Addicts and they’re not scented. I have a Rouge Dior too – oh wait, they are Rouge Dior Addict. Oops, sorry!

  • This is pretty on you, Lily! You should definitely wear brighter poppier hues! I’ve been seeing these everywhere, but i’m really not a gloss girl. I still have fully intact glosses from last Spring, or maybe even older. Perhaps my son can use them for painting someday? LOL!!

    • Lily

      Hahahah I think I know what you mean πŸ™‚