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My sister kindly offered me her Dior Addict lipstick a few months ago, not long after she first bought it because she said the colour was too similar to that of her lips so she didn't see the point in it.
I snapped it up and have been rather pleased with it.
~ Appearance ~
The lipstick appears the same as the one in the picture, but it does not stand up on the rounded end as it is not flat - it is bulbous and it is shaped like a miniature doorknob.
This is the worst thing about the lipstick for me. Although I do really like the shape, I like my perfumes and lipsticks to stand up by themselves.
To avoid this problem I could turn this lipstick upside down and it would stand on its lid fine, but I prefer to just keep this lipstick in its original box, which my sister gave it to me in.
The box is a shiny silver colour and it appears different colours in the light. The front of the box has the words, 'Dior Addict' and then in small letters at the bottom of the box, 'light feel vibrant lipcolor'.
The lipstick lid covers almost the whole lipstick except for the gold coloured doorknob shaped base of the lipstick.
The cover is made from semi-transparent plastic and is a dark grey colour with, 'Dior' imprinted into the side of the lid.
Once the lid is removed the lipstick is housed in a gold coloured tube, which has 'Dior' written in large letters round the part that you twist up. It twists up easily to reveal the lipstick.
The product itself is about one inch tall and has an angled edge for ease of application.
The top of the lid has a round sticker on with the name and number of the shade on it. The shade I have is 384 and is called Rose Scenario. It is a dark pink/ brown colour.
~ Price and availability ~
This lipstick is available at larger Boots stores, Debenhams, John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser and most other department stores and is priced at around £22.00 - £25.00.
It is available in a wide range of colours. It is currently available at www.boots.com in 53 different colours.
The current packaging showing on the Boots website is slightly different to the one I have. The lipstick casing is slanted as is the lipstick itself. I much prefer the design I have, which I consider to be a proper lipstick. I am not keen on slanted casing on any lipstick and while it doesn't stop me from buying lipsticks, I don't think I would pay £25.00 for a lipstick that is not ideal for how I like to apply it.
~ The lipstick ~
The lipstick has a very light two tone shimmer to it, which you can see in the actual lipstick.
It is smooth and easy to apply. It has a creamy consistency and glides over your lips effortlessly. It does appear quite subtle on my lips, but it adds a little bit of colour. The shimmer appears very slight.
The lipstick feels moisturising on your lips, which is always a good thing and it also has a light lipstick/ cosmetics smell to it, which reminds me of other lipsticks that I have used in the past.
You are not constantly aware of this lipstick on your lips, which is good as I have used lipsticks and lip glosses in the past, where this has been an irritating aspect of wearing them, making them feel rather uncomfortable.
The lipstick looks nice on my lips. It gives them a light shine and adds a bit of colour. It doesn't highlight every crack in my lips, like other lipsticks I have used. Even on my lips I think this lipstick looks of a very good quality.
I have found this lipstick to be very long lasting. It lasts a good 5 hours, but it does need to be reapplied after eating or drinking.
I would buy this lipstick again if it was in the same packaging as the one I have (the one pictured), but looking on the internet I can only seem to find this in the slanted casing. I don't think I would buy it with the slanted casing as I am already inconvenienced enough due to the rounded base of this lipstick, which is impractical.
I think it is an excellent quality lipstick and has everything else I want in a lipstick - it is creamy and moisturising, it looks good on, it is long lasting and I am not constantly aware of it on my lips.
A great lipstick - I will not knock a star off for the inconvenient shaped base. 5/5
I don't wear much lipstick. In fact I don't wear lipstick at all really apart from at weddings and very special nights out. I usually prefer to just wear a nice simple gloss on my lips because years of watching my mum applying her lipstick carefully every day with a brush, after first outlining her lips and then covering it with a coat of that really stingy stuff that is supposed to make it last longer had made me think that the application of lipstick is a long and time consuming process and one that I just couldn't be bothered with. Give me a quick sweep of a lip gloss wand any day!
A few years ago, however, one of my best friends was working for a make up company in Paris and when i went to visit insisted on me having a full makeover - why thank you very much, don't mind if I do! When the make up artist asked what colour lipstick I normally wear the look of shock on her face when I told her I didn't wear it was rather quite amusing. These chic Parisienne stick insects just don't understand us Northern lasses it seems! She insisted on settling down with me and choosing just the right shade that would compliment my skin tones and the rest of the make up she had applied whilst still looking as natural as possible.
There were many many shades and makes to choose from and, to be honest, I quickly lost interest and boredom set in. But eventually between my friend and Christelle they decided on a shade in the Dior Addict range called Rose Radiant (shade number 414 if you're interested!). To give her her due, the lipstick did match all the criteria and I was so impressed with it I decided to buy one as I knew I'd never find another one like it when looking on my own. When I discovered that it costs the equivalent of a monthly water bill in our household I was slightly put off, so you can imagine how delighted I was that the two ladies decided to treat me and buy one for me (at a much reduced, heavily staff discounted price!) to try and unleash my inner sophisticated lady...nice try!
The lipstick is usually widely available and I've seen it in such places as Debenhams and John Lewis, and I think the larger Boots stores might also stock it - so if I were to buy it again in future I'd probably wait for a triple points event and get it from there to make me feel like I was getting a slightly better deal! There are usually plenty of shades to choose from and a quick check on the Dior website shows there are about 20 listed on there.
The lipstick casing is slight different to others that I've tried in the past and looks just like the picture shown above. So rather than having a flat bottom it has sort of a ball, which is very useful when it comes to gripping it to get the lip off but how on earth they managed to make it stand up in that picture I'll never know! The only way I can get my case to stand upright is if I stand it upside down! The base which holds the lipstick is a gold colour and has the word Dior written on it in scattered letters and the upper case is a dark midnight blue colour and also has the word Dior embossed on it. On the top of the lid is the little circle of paper which tells you which shade it is.
Using the lipstick is as easy as using any other and a simple twist of the base pushes the lipstick part upwards for you to then apply it to your lips. When I was having the makeover done she used a lip brush but I can never be bothered with that palaver and so just sweep it carefully across my lips. One of the reasons I prefer using lipgloss usually is because I can normally apply it without the need for a mirror but when using a lipstick you have to be much more precise and so I always need to have a mirror in front of me to make sure I don't end up looking like Hinge and Bracket! The end of the lipstick is tapered which makes applying it accurately a much easier task than if it were flat and makes me feel slightly better about being lazy and not using a brush!
On application this lipstick feels like none other that I've used before and really emphasises why this is a 'luxury' brand. It feels really soft and creamy and once on my lips doesn't dry them out like some others have done, it feels really rich and moisturising and as though I'm actually applying a lip balm rather than a lipstick, so in that respect it gets a big thumbs up from me.
The colour, likewise, gets another thumbs up. It really is everything I could ask for in a lipstick and something I never ever thought I'd find (and probably wouldn't have if not for Christelle!). In the tube it looks like quite a deep, dusky, almost metallic looking pink colour and if I'd looked at in a shop I probably would have discounted it. Once on my lips however, it looks absolutely lovely and really does finish my 'face' off well. It compliments my skin tones really nicely and gives a lovely subtle, natural looking colour to my lips which blends in really well but still lets you see that there's a colour there.
Another thing which always put me off lipstick in the past was the fact that it's a lot more obvious once it starts wearing off than lipgloss. This one however has really good staying power and once on my lips it lasts for a good few hours. I do typically just tend to wear this for weddings or other special occasions but have found that I only need to reapply once or twice over the course of a full wedding from ceremony to the end of the evening do which for me is a really good thing because I'm not one of those women who like to "powder their nose" every time they go to the loo!
Having said that, when it does come time to take this off, it is very easily removed using my usual make up removal method (either cleanse, tone, moisturise or wipe with a face wipe depending how tired/drunk I may be at the time). By the end of a long evening there usually isn't very much left of it anyway, but once I give my lips a quick wipe over with a cleanser soaked cotton pad all traces have gone.
For me the only offputting thing about this lipstick is the price. It can usually be found for around £20 to £25 which, for me personally, is a lot of money to spend on something like this. Having said that, however, because I only use it occasionally it is lasting me a very long time and I think just for the colour alone it is worth spending the money. I never thought I'd find a lipstick that I would be 100% happy with when it came to colour, they were all either too bright, not deep enough, too pink, too brown...you get the idea! But this one is absolutely spot on and I love it. So I would probably repurchase this in future when I run out as, withouth the aid of the lovely Christelle, I doubt I'd ever find something so right for me again.
In case you were in any doubt I love this lipstick and would highly recommend it. It's not something I use every day, or even every week, but it always always always gets brought out for special occasion when I want a more formal makeup look. It's really creamy to apply and makes your lips feel well moisturised and the colour is absolutely perfect. Add these to the fact that you don't have to keep applying it every five minutes or after each sip of wine and for me it's a really winner. I'm going to give it 5 stars because even though the price tag is high, for me this is a treat rather than a monthly purchase which makes it much easier to justify.
Handmedown lipsticks are by far my favourite types of lipsticks and in the case of my mother, she always passes along her unused label lipsticks and the latest is a Dior Addict lipstick. From first impressions, it looked different to other lipsticks I have seen and I have later found that the once questionable rounded end is very useful when applying the lipstick. I'm not the biggest fan of the plastic casing, simply because it doesn't seem to reflect the Dior brand as it feels slightly tacky. I've also learnt from months of carrying it in my bag that the lid also comes off very easily which can be issue and something to looks out for.
Despite all this, I'm very impressed with this lipstick. My colour is red toned and is bold with a slightly orange tinge which is different to any other shade I've found but I like it and it suits my complexion. The staying power is pretty good. I'm very self conscious about how much I eat or drink with bold lipstick in case the colour goes but you needn't worry with the Dior. It's like a trusty friend. The consistency is smooth and is easy enough to apply.
All in all, a good buy.
I have recently become a huge fan of Dior products after buying their mascara a few months ago. Their rather high price used to put me off slightly, but I now think they are very much worth the money.
I purchased a deep pink shade which I felt most suited my skin tone but it was amongst 10+ other shades so there really is something for everyone in this range. They start with nude colours and go all the way through to the deepest shades.
Mine doesn't look like the one in the picture above as my one has clear packaging that shines different colours in the light with 'Dior' etched into it under the surface, making it look really classy and appealing from the first glance. The lipstick itself can be removed from the tube with the circular end that clicks out of the top and it glides out nicely from there not leaving any spare lipstick on the inside. The end of the lipstick comes out really easily for use with no effort required. The end of the lipstick itself is actually quite small but this does mean it can be applied really accurately.
The lipstick has quite a matte finish which I like, but it can be glammed up with some lip gloss for an evening event or just for a different look. I would recommend the Dior Addict Lipgloss range for that purpose. It applies really well and is very creamy. It feels very light once it is applied even though the colour has a lot of pigment in it and is very bright, really standing out. For the purpose of this review, I have tried to see if there is a scent or taste to it, but there is certainly nothing unpleasant about it!
I purchased this from my local Dior concession within Debenhams for £16 and you should be able to find them readily available in most large department stores. Also, for a good deal on the lipstick its worth having a look on the Internet and websites such as eBay and amazon for a discounted price.
In summary, I would definitely buy this product again as I find it perfect for a daytime and evening look. Also it stays on really well and I only have to reapply it once or twice throughout the day just to keep the colour fresh. It'll stay perfect throughout the day as the colour doesn't bleed or run, it just stays in place really nicely. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for an all round lipstick that stands out from the crowd.
This is my absolute favourite lipstick. It was quite expensive but has lasted for ages so was definately worth the price.
I really like this the fact that this lipstick looks stylish and expensive. The tube is gold with Dior written on it and it has a dark blue lid with dior on it so you can definately tell by the packaging that it is a designer lipstick. I do think this makes a difference as it is lovely to see such an elegant product in my make up bag.
The range of colours of this lipstick are great and the colour I have is a striking red without being too bold.
It feels very nice to apply as it feels moisturising and it goes on easily and I don't have to use much to achieve a good strong colour. When applied it is a very good balance between shiny and matte and is both subtle and elegant and can be worn all the time. It makes my lips look full and smooth. It also lasts quite a while before rubbing off so I don't have to apply it too often.
I would definately recomment this lipstick to a friend as being my all time favourite.
When it comes to make-up, I always like to spend a little more on quality make-up as it tends to last longer and you do actually get your money's worth. However, when I tried this lipstick, I have to say I was a little disappointed.
I became a fan of Dior after recieving one of their mascaras as a Christmas present, so I was thrilled to recieve this lipstick as a Birthday present. It came packaged in a small, shiny box and the casing is so lovely. The lid is the length of the tube and the gold and blue colour combination make the lipstick's outershell look really eye-catching and it looks impressive on your dressing table or in your make-up bag. Though I am sad to say that the positives stop here.
I found as I applied the lipstick, it was very thin and so I knew I would have to put on several layers just to get to my desired colour and then usually I like to rub my lips together, just so my lips look even and the lipstick is nicely blended, however the lipstick was like stuck to my lips and would not move or be blended at all. I'll admit for the first few minutes the lipstick felt full of moisture but then it started to feel a little stickey. I recultantly kept it on, just to see if it would improve, afterall all make-up is different.
I wish I'd taken it off, by the end of the day my lips were dried out. They'd gone from moisturised to sticky to dry. Throughout the day my lips felt quite uncomfortable as though they were chapped and the colour faded after two hours. One of the main selling points of this lipstick is that it's 'long-wearing' but I beg to differ. This is not what I would call a £16 lipstick, more like a £1 unbranded make of lipstick.
Overall I was disappointed as Dior usually produces high-end quality products but apart from the appearance of the lipstick, there was nothing else desirable about this product.
I do love the colours of the Dior Addicts lipsticks. They are beautifully and bright and you can even get some proper red lip colour shades. I do love the packaging too, is really luxurious and looks really glamorous on the dressing table. I think I paid around £17 and it did not disappoint me at all.
The lipstick glides on smoothly on the lips and is not over drying. But don't expect any miracle, a lipstick is a lipstick and if you don't apply it correctly and put some effort into it is going to feather over the lip area no matter what.
The best way to apply that I found is as fallowing:
-make sure your lips are gently scrubbed of dead skin before you start
-first fill in your lips with an lip liner but not do so gently, don't over use the lip liner, preferably from Dior in the same colour as your lipstick you are going to apply to not alter shade
-use a lip brush to apply the lipstick in a thin layer, you should have hand a tissue to blot the lipstick. Then blot on the tissue and reapply a thin lipstick layer; repeat this 3 times.
-at the end use a translucent, preferably minerals, finishing powder over your lips to set it all in
This way you can go on party all nigh with no need to reapply it on the lips.
I came across these lipsticks whilst browsing the at the Dior counter at House of Fraser. I've previously bought their Dior Addict lip gloss and was very pleased with how shiny and long lasting they were.
These lipsticks come in similar tubes as the lip gloss and look classy and expensive. There are about 9/12 shades available and the lipsticks vary in finish. Some are frosted and some are sheer. There are also the plain but highly pigmented ones.
The texture of these lipsticks are nice and creamy, apply smoothly onto lips and feel moist and soft for hours. One thing I'm slightly disappointed with is that these looked a lot glossier and shinier in the advert than in reality. I know you can buy the Dior Addict glosses, but they marketed this as a high shine lipstick.
In my opinion, these are a bit pricey as you'd need to apply a gloss over them to get the high shine effect (£16.50). I'm more into my MAC lipsticks because these come in a wider range of colours and finishes and are cheaper (£11.00).
I have the 857 positive red Dior addict lipstick. I love Dior make up and have many lip glosses, but i wanted a deeper shade with more intensity. I definately chose the right brand. All other lipsticks ive chosen either came off within the first ten minutes, made my lips feel slightly funny or just bled into my lips right away.
Dior Addict is definately moisturising and long lasting! The colour is not only intense but has a glittery affect which gives that extra sparkle to your make up.
I would most certainly buy more of the collection, its always nice to have different colours for all occasions.
It may be slightly pricey however you only need to apply once or twice maximum on a whole night out which makes it better value for money and means it lasts longer than normal brands, and saves 'nipping' off to the toilet twenty times an hour to 'powder your nose!' Not only that but it doesnt come off onto your glass when your having a drink or onto someone's cheek when your greeting.
I love this lipstick...! I have been wearing the 797 Violet Spectral colour for over two years. The colour is a really classy red, strong without being garish. Don't get me wrong, I'm not afraid of strong colours; I wear proper screen-siren fire-engine red, and strong purples when I feel like it.
I am 38 years old, have dark brown hair and black eyebrows and eyelashes, and my skin-tone is pale with a very slight sallow hint. The colour is incredibly flattering on me and I always feel fabulous when I wear it. It works well both as a day and night lipstick. It gives a wonderful finish, smells lovely and leaves my lips soft and moisturised.
This lipstick glides on smoothly and easily - I often put it on in the car (at traffic lights) on my way to work. There is NO bleeding at the edges even after hours of wear. I never bother with lipliner, and as I don't wear foundation, there are some lipsticks I can't wear without having to tidy them up during the day. This is completely trouble-free.
I apply this lipstick in the morning, and re-apply after lunch. It lasts until the end of the day, through cups of tea and drinks from my bottle of water.
I read the previous review and can't believe we are talking about the same product. Yes, it leaves marks on cups and glasses, but it doesn't claim to be non-transfer, so I can't fault it for that. It certainly transfers no more than any of my other lipsticks, and a lot less than some.
If the previous reviewer still has the two her husband gave her, I'll take them - my current one is worn down to a stump and I want more...!
I was given this lipstick by my husband a while back and was stunned that he had paid £13.50 each (from Selfridges) for two 3.5g lipsticks, especially as I'd never used it before and he had randomly picked colours that he thought I'd like. Lipstick is one of those things that you have to know what colour the wearer is going to like and when you're paying over £10 you need to make sure you're getting it right. Anyway, one of the shades he'd purchased for me was coded 797 - Violet Spectral (I'm not reviewing the other shade...), which looked nice enough so I decided to give it a try on a night out.
Applying the lipstick was easy enough. It was smooth and very creamy and had a faint smell (which reminded me of days long gone by when I was a kid and used to "borrow" mum's lipsticks to play with) - I don't know why one would sniff at lipstick, but me being me, that's what I do and it's really been a long time since I've noticed any particular smell (or scent) from a lipstick. It looked nice enough on my lips and I pulled faces at myself in the mirror to give the lipstick a good stretch on my lips and blotted it ever so slightly - as I tend to do with new lipsticks until I'm sure they won't leave nasty marks over everything my lips come into contact with. The colour looked nice enough but it certainly didn't live up to the advertising claims of being "luminous and brilliant".
Ok I'm about to leave the house and feel very thirsty so I dash to the kitchen and grab myself a glass of water and what's this? Lippie marks over the rim of the glass? And really noticeable. I groan and knowing I haven't got time to go dig out another lipstick as a cab's waiting outside, I leave the house with a bit of doubt creeping into my head.
To cut a long story short, during the whole evening whilst I was out, the lipstick just came off on everything my lips touched - my cigarettes, my drink glasses, kissing my pals on the cheeks (as I do when I greet them as opposed to air-kissing), oh dear I was like one of those ole aunts we all had as a kid putting her big lipstick marks all over people's faces! I was too scared to reapply too often as I just felt sick that it was coming off so easily - was I supposed to wear it with a lipcote that I wasn't aware of?
The advertising says _"Vibrations of color-an easy-to-wear lipstick offering shades that are luminous and brilliant. Delicately scented with tea rose, lips are softer, perfectly moisturized, and irresistible." And also claims "Multireflex technology rediffuses light, giving the mouth that satisfied glow!"_
It's a pretty enough lipstick; the casing is so elegant that you'd think you were opening a tiny perfume bottle from the way the little gold coloured miniature doorknob sits on top of this lippie. The plastic lipstick cover is a blue/grey shade and quite see-through with Dior embedded nicely across it. On opening the lipstick you have a gold (fake obviously) casing with Dior again printed on it all the way around. The lipstick is easy to operate (sorry to be so technical LOL) - you just twist the bottom gold part clockwise and out pops your lipstick ready to use.
~*~RANGE OF COLOURS~*~
There seems to be a huge range of colours available in this particular range including the following (I'm not listing them all by any means, just giving you an example of what's available):
* White Exposure - which is believe it or not, white...
* Rose Ellipse - a very light pink shade
* Beigematic - not beige as you might imagine but a brownish shade
* Rose Tempo - light pink but not as light as the Rose Ellipse shade
* Sparkling Rose - a darker pink
* Lunar Brown - a reddish brown
* Mystic Mauve - still pink, this time a medium shade of pink
* Polychrome Brown - this just looks orange to me, but not as bright as an actual orange (the fruit as opposed to, erm, what else is orange?!)...
* Divinely Pink - this is a fairly dark pink
* Overexposed Violet - a medium violet shade
* Spicy Red - not as spicy as they'd have you believe by the name, but a dullish red, almost brown/pink
* Red Interference - this is a vibrant red!
* Sparkling Brown - this is a REALLY dark colour, almost dark blue/black!
This is not an exhaustive list, probably not even 50% of the colours available... But hopefully it'll give you an idea of the colours if you should choose to try this lipstick out.
Well guess where that lipstick is now? Actually both of them because my husband bought me two remember (come on keep up with me...)?! At the bottom of my makeup drawer is where! After trying it out a handful of times I couldn't be bothered with having to reapply so often and the mess it was leaving everywhere... What a sheer waste of money - aside from the smooth creamy almost silky feel you have when applying this lipstick I can't think of a reason to use this lipstick (and really that's not even a good reason). Even tried using them with lip-coat and it still didn't want to stay on. I've never had this problem with other lipsticks so all I can say is it's a very expensive piece of lipstick which is expected to be worn by people who do not eat, drink, smoke, talk or anything else OR I must have really odd lips which basically just want to reject this particular lipstick!!! (No funny comments about my "odd" lips now please LOL). And the moisturizing element of the lipstick? I'm not being funny but it doesn't actually stay on one's lips long enough to find out if it even works...
Sorry, but it's not what I expect from Christian Dior. I think I'll stick to my tried and tested faithful lipstick brands such as Revlon, Rimmel and L'Oreal.
If, even after reading my review, you still wish to purchase Dior Addict Colorplay Lipstick, you can buy it from larger department stores where they stock it (it's not the sort of thing I've seen in Boots or Superdrug). The current RRP is about £16 (May 2009).
Thanks for reading.
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