Dior Spring Look 2017: Color Gradation Lips

I initially thought I’d show you the entire collection with arm swatches, since these are already in stores, but the lipsticks are so pretty, I wanted to show you how they look on me as well! I didn’t want the post to be picture heavy as it’ll take too long to load, so I’m splitting it to 2 parts. Today, it’s all about the lips. All the lip products retail for RM125, and here, I’ll show you the Dior Addict in Fuchsia Twist 760, Rouge Brillant in Versatile 568 and Rouge Gradient in Purple 975.

 

 

 

 

Let’s start with arm swatches.

 

 

 

 

Dior Addict Fuchsia Twist is a bright pink that looks good even on warmer skin tones. I love its translucent shiny finish because while the colour is bright, it is very wearable. Rouge Brillant Versatile is a more pigmented gloss and the trade off is a stickier texture. It is not sticky compared to many other glosses, but it definitely is when compared to Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss. Versatile is a bright coral, and I like to wear it toned down. I’d dab it on my lips and then smooth it out with my finger. In the photos below, Fuchsia Twist and Versatile look similar, but that’s very likely due to the light and the fact that I sheered out Versatile. As you can see in the swatch above, Versatile is markedly warmer.

 

 

 

 

Now comes the interesting one. The Dior Rouge Gradient Lip Shadow Duo is actually a dual ended lip powder. You get a light and a dark shade, and it is supposed to make it easy to create a gradient look (ombre). It gives a powdery matte finish, and if you have chapped or cracked lips, this is not for you. You’ll need to prep your lips properly before using this, but oh, I so love the finish! 975 Purple has pink on one side and purple (I’d say dark berry) on the other side. I tried applying it in different ways, and the best way for me is to pat this on then smooth out the edges with my finger. The applicator is soft sponge, and one might wonder how hygienic it is, but I don’t share my lip products so I really don’t worry about it. Just wipe your mouth clean before applying, but isn’t it the same with any other lip products?

 

 

 

 

Here are a few ways of wearing the Rouge Gradient. Light only, dark only, or ombre. I really don’t wear ombre well. I can’t seem to blend it properly, and I don’t know if it’s the powder, or if it’s my skills. LOL! Either way, I LOVE THE PURPLE! Pink is meh, a little boring, but the purple is sexy! I might be a little biased because I love my dark vampy lipsticks, but this one is gorgeous. It is completely matte, and it doesn’t budge. It leaves quite a strong stain as well, which is great. No need to reapply all the time.

 

 

 

 

What do you think? Aren’t you curious about the lip powder? Definitely worth a look!

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

 

 

  • Curious yes, but it’s probably way to expensive here. It does look really good on you!

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy. I think you rock purple lips! But these are probably not as comfortable than the mattes you already own. Ugh, I would think winter dryness will make this horrible to wear >_<

  • You look gorgeous, Lily! I think that powder lip stuff is one of the Kbeauty gimmicks (sorry, now I like Korean makeup much better than before but still have my reservation..). Love seeing new interesting stuff in such classic Dior kind of colors.

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena. There are so many Korean brands here, but I’ll save it when I’m in Korea myself. Everything’s overpriced here. It’s the first time I used lip powder though. Very interesting, and I actually really like it!

  • All the colours suit you so well! The powder does not sound like its for me at all, too drying and above all, sounds complicated, lol. I prefer simplicity when it comes to lip products!

    • Lily

      I understand that. When I’m in a hurry, I’ll just swipe a tinted lip balm. My go to has been the Dior Glow in Berry!

      • I actually haven’t tried any of the Dior Glows. Looks like I must be missing out on something…

        • Lily

          I don’t know what it is about them, but I found one just as good. The Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint. Too bad it’s limited edition.

  • ML Chan

    Those soft pinks look really quite lovely on you, Lily!

    • Lily

      Thanks ML but I don’t usually wear soft pink lipsticks. I always end up choosing something warmer 🙂