Review: New Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in #339 Silhouette

As I was wandering around Macy’s waiting for the Chanel SA to get freed up, I ended up at the Dior counter. I was initially checking out the new collection of nail polishes (since nail polish are my latest obsession). Then the Dior rep told me the nail polishes actually matched some of the new Addict Extreme lipstick shades. In general I am not a lipstick person; I like gloss as I find lipstick usually dry out my lips. This is my first Dior lipstick, so I do not have other Dior comparison for you.

The packaging is classic Dior. It is high quality plastic; it has a good weight to it but it is not heavy. The lipstick can be pulled out by the nob on top of the lipstick. The design is a bit awkward with the silver separation in the case, because it looks like you can pull that portion off. I am not a fan of the packaging design. As you can see in the pictures, the lipstick portion cannot stand by itself because of the round nob.

The formula of this lipstick is excellent; I think it is my new favorite lipstick formula. I recent got a Tom Ford lipstick (which I will review soon), I find this lipstick to be a great cheaper (I can’t believe I’m saying this about a Dior lipstick) alternative than the Tom Ford lipstick. The formula is sheer with a glossy finish. So don’t be scared of the really bright colors, they won’t go on that bright. It applies evenly and is not drying at all (feels like you are wearing lip balm).

The color I picked is #339 Silhouette, which is a light coral color. It’s a great neutral color; it is lighter color than my own lip color, so it looks more like a nude on me.  I think it is a great everyday lipstick.

There is no noticeable fragrance or taste, which is a big plus in my book. The wear time is about 3 hours, which is not bad for sheer lipstick.

 

Product Info:

$30 @ Dior Counters (Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neimans Marcus and Sephora)

3.5g Net WT 0.12 oz

Pro:

  • Great Formula (for sheer glossy lipstick)
  • Wide range of color (nude to bright)

Con:

  • Expensive (Cheaper than Tom Ford)

Bottom line: If you like sheer glossy lipsticks you will love these. I would definitely give this lipstick a try. I highly recommend it.

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Review: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in Boheme

This lipstick was one of my online impulse buys. I have never tried a MUFE lipstick before and I was curious. The packaging is shiny plastic with “Make Up For Ever” on each of the surfaces. To be honest, it’s pretty cheap packaging. I would expect this kind of packaging from a drugstore brand (it actually reminds me of Maybelline lipstick I bought once in high school).

The color is a beige nude with pink shimmer. It is a sheer lipstick, I didn’t find it build-able since It didn’t apply evenly. It looks really pretty swatched on my arm but it’s much lighter on the lips. Also, My lips peel after wearing this lipstick, so this gets poor grades for moisturizing. It only wears for a couple of hours on my sensitive lips.

This lipstick does have the same fragrance and taste as standard drugstore lipstick, which I think it’s a huge negative for a higher end make up brand. Personally, I hate the taste of drugstore lipsticks, which is why I always opt for high end lip products.

Product Info:
$19 @ Sephora
It is a limited edition product
3.5g – Net wt. 0.12 oz

Pro:

  • Easy to wear color
  • Shiny finish

Con:

  • Cheap Packaging
  • Does not apply evenly
  • Chemical taste and smell

Bottom line: I would avoid this lipstick. You can find a similar color, finish and performance at the drugstore for much less.

Review: Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick

Review: Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick

I recently got an email from Sephora for VIBs regarding Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick in Tangerine Tango. The color is not really a color I normally grab for, as it is a very bright red orange color. Since it wasn’t that expensive of a product, I decided to get it (plus my obsession right now is lip products).

It came in a pretty big box, which I was not expecting. The packaging is nice and sturdy for both the box and the lipstick.  The lipstick package is white cap with a silver base. It has a magnetic closure, which was really impressive for the price tag since I have only seen that in high end lipsticks.

The color of the year is really bright red orange crème (which is really in this season), although there is a golden shimmer in it under the sun. The shimmer disappears with wear and it becomes a true crème. It applies on the sheer side but buildable. It goes on evenly and smooth. The color lasts about 4 hours on me with drinking and eating, which is pretty good (I have very sensitive lips). My lips did not dry or flake during wear, which is a bit of a miracle since most lipstick does peel on me. Also, I did not use lip balm beforehand.

The lipstick has a sweet fragrance, which is not overwhelming. It also does not taste like anything. Lastly, due to the brightness of the color It does make your teeth appear yellower.

Product Info:

$18 @ Sephora

Total Net WT. 0.1 oz/ 3 g

Pro:

  • None drying/peeling formula
  • No taste or strong smell
  • Nice packaging
  • Price (for me at least)

Con:

  • Color might not be suitable for everyone
  • Makes your teeth appear yellower

Bottom line: If the color works for you then it is definitely a winner, the packaging, the formula and the price are almost perfect.

Note: Sephora is also releasing some other products (lip gloss, blush, eyeshadow set, brush set, eyeliner…) with Pantone which will come out soon. They are all similar color to this lipstick, since it is their color of the year.