I’m a lipstick maniac, and I have tried countless of them, from low end to high end brands. However, new releases tend to disappoint me. There is nothing special about them; the manufacturers only change little things like applicator or housing. That’s what happened with Dior too…
1. Product description:
The first plumping lacquered ink by Dior that provides long-wear color, intense lacquered shine, and an incredibly comfortable texture.
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump kicks into action upon contact with the lips to reveal its bold color, and radiant lacquer finish.Mere seconds after applying, color and shine fuse into a fine, airy film while plumping the lips.A true breakthrough from the Dior innovation labs, this liquid lipstick is the perfect makeup and skincare hybrid.- Like an ink, it tints lips with long-wear color for 8 hours.*-As a shiny plumper, it delivers a volume-boosting and shaping effect, along with ultra hydration from Dior.-24 hours after application, lips experience a 78% increase in moisture levels.**
2. There are 16 colors in the range, and there is even a violet among them. I own 456 Dior Pretty Rosewood.
It’s really odd, because the color that applies on the lips isn’t the same color that we see on the bullet. At first I was even afraid that I took a wrong shade. However, I saw that the color darkens quickly and turns into muffled pink.
3. The outer packaging is the traditional Dior cardboard box:
The beautiful bottle can be found inside of it. As far as I remember, another product from Dior had very similar packaging (Dior Addict Fluid Stick). Just take a look at them:
4. Designers do whatever they want with lipstick applicators. I have used applicators of various forms and sizes. This lip lacquer, however, has a regular sponge applicator. It’s really fluffy and takes a lot out of the tube so the excess must be removed constantly.
5. The smell is nice and sweet, it doesn’t linger on my lips.
6. When I started applying this, I immediately remembered the above mentioned Fluid Stick because the formulas are very similar. But unlike the Fluid Stick, this one becomes more saturated and deeper once applied. It’s very lightweight.
The lipstick applies smoothly but you’d better apply it in one coat. I couldn’t apply it in multiple coats evenly because the coverage was uneven and with gaps. It’s recommended to apply two coats, though.
Thanks to the gloss and dewy-effect, my lips look more voluminous.
7. Dior has exaggerated the longevity- or they simply didn’t let their test subjects eat or drink. Don’t expect 8 hours of wear, it’s max. 2-3 hours.
8. Price: $37
Summarizing my review, I can only say that I wasn’t impressed by this product. Overstated promises. I can recommend, yet I wouldn’t praise it.