The Dior Addict Lacquer Stick (RM125) was launched last month. Did you get a chance to test them out? These are in a new black lacquered tube with pink neon highlights. Look at the lipstick tube in the photo below. Do you see the pink framing the tube? It’s a subtle change, but gives it such a mod and stylish look. In different light, the pink changes to red and even fuchsia. Yes, I’ve been playing with it 🙂
Instead of having a shiny lip lacquer in liquid form, Dior decided to concentrate it into easy to wear stick. So you have your familiar lipstick AND the pigmented smooth shine of a lip lacquer. Best of both worlds – that’s the idea, I guess. I have Diablo and Party Red, and I find the textures of these differ from each other.
Here are the swatches first, and let me just put it out there, that Party Red looks more flattering on me. I find Diablo a little too cool for my skin tone, but I know this kind of shade is very popular among the younger ladies, especially those who are K Pop fans.
Diablo applies quite patchy. The first swipe drags on my lips and I need to apply a few layers to get the smooth shiny finish. I’m not sure if it’s because of the white pigment in this shade, but compared to Party Red, Diablo is more difficult to apply somehow. The photo you see below is an accurate representation of how neon Diablo is. I use my vanity light, and the photo is not as bright as I’d like it to be, but I don’t want to distort the colour. Natural sunlight makes Diablo look much warmer than it really is.
Party Red is an orange red, which I think is more like vermillion, and it complements warm skin tone very well. This one applies smoothly and gives even opaque coverage in just one swipe. I can tone it down by blotting off some pigment and wear it as a stain, and it’s more wearable for daily grocery run. I can’t do that for Diablo, because again, patchy.
I haven’t had the chance to test out the rest of the colours in store but I heard they were sold out within the first few days of launch. I’d be interested to look at some neutral every day colours, because these are really comfortable to wear. Also, if you’re interested in the 2 nail polishes, I showed them on my Instagram account. Go have a look if you’re interested. Dior’s nail polishes have yet to disappoint me. They are easy to apply, even for clumsy old me!
If you tried any of these, do let me know what you think!