I’ve been sitting on this for a while, because I really wanted to test them out, and there are 10… so it did take some time. Given, I could have just you know, swatched them and let you know what I thought of them immediately, but that just seems half arsed to me. There are many shades available for the NEW Dior Addict Lipsticks (I’ve read that the Addict Extremes are being discontinued by the way) and I have 10 to show you.
The new Dior Addicts are supposed to be a hybrid formula that provides you intense colour and long lasting top coat in one. Let me first tell you that intense here does not translate to opaque pigmentation. These are Dior Addicts, and they are SHEER lipsticks. Of course, some sheerer than others, but if you’re expecting the colours to completely take away your natural lip colour and drown it in intense pigmentation, well, you’ll be disappointed. Also, the colours of these lipsticks do look a little different depending on how pigmented your natural lip colour is. If you love lightweight lipsticks that are sheer and absolutely forgiving, with a certain shine that makes your lips look fuller, then these are AWESOME! They do last a good 4 hours on me without having to re-apply and that’s with drinking and snacking. I guess if you do not eat or drink anything in 4 hours, then it would last longer? And if you have that habit, I do strongly advise you to please drink more water. Just sayin’.
Photo above – yes, finger prints and all, to show you how they actually look when you use them. Who applies lipsticks with gloves on anyway? LOL! These new Dior Addicts have 3 different finishes – pure colour, shimmering and pearlescent. Pure colours are without any shimmer, and are just like your regular Addicts, shimmering are those with micro shimmers in the lipstick and pearlescent ones offer you high shine finish without shimmer. I’ve never been a fan of shimmery lipsticks, but these are done very subtly. When I remove the shimmery ones, I do detect some left over glitters, but when worn, they’re undetectable. The finish is more glossy than shimmery, in my opinion. While these apply very smoothly and easily, I find that one of them (Power – pure colour finish) drags a little on my lips. I experience no such thing with the rest.
Without much ado, here are the swatches.
They do swatch sheerer on my arm (at least 4 passes for each swatch). When worn, the colours show up much better. Before I show you how they look on me, let me just tell you that I swatched all of these in 1 session. By the final 3, my lips were already stained, and they do look REDDER than they really are. I guess that’s what they’d look like if you have extremely pigmented lips. Also, Riviera and Power look very similar with Riviera a little more orange. In the photos however, the difference is quite minimal.
And…. here we go.
Fashion Night is more purple in real life, and Be Dior a little more berry.
How do these compare with the old Addicts? I find these to be more moisturizing, that’s for sure. The intensity is pretty similar to the Addict Extremes, so I’m happy with that. I do note that most of the shades available in Addict Extremes are also available in this new formula, so yay! Oh, if you’re wondering, the lettering CD in the lipstick bullet does go all the way through. So when you use it, the “CD” will still be there. That’s where the top coat lies, apparently. There you go.
My favourite out of the 10 has to be Riviera.