Being the beauty addict I am I can’t help but pay attention to the numerous beauty products that appear as props in movies…
to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is filled with beauty products which isn’t
surprising since Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) works at a top Women’s
magazine. Throughout the film Revlon appears with nail polishes and
advertisements in “Composure”. Later on we can see an array of products
that Andie has placed in Ben’s bathroom such as: Revlon Nail Polish, a
Stila Palette, and an Estee Lauder Cleanser.
I’m not a lip-gloss fan. Yes you read me right, I don’t like lip-glosses. Give me a gorgeous lipstick, lip stain or tinted lip balm any day over a shiny gloss. I dislike the look most of them give, the fact that they lack pigmentation but mainly that they feel uncomfortable on the lips. When I do stumble across a lip-gloss I don’t hate it is pretty shocking.
The packaging is much like your standard lip-gloss but of course with that gorgeous Dior edge that makes you feel like a million bucks when you use it. (The packaging kind of makes me think of the 1965 Sitcom I Dream of Jeannie) I generally prefer lip-glosses in squeeze tubes as they are more hygienic but I can deal with that minor flaw.
Dior Addict Gloss from left to right: 643 Diablotine, 433 Dèlice, 553 Princess and 343 Spring Ball.
Dior claims these lip-glosses contain crystalline particles which means that the microbeads in the lip-glosses line up to give the lip-glosses ultimate reflection and make the lips “shine like a mirror” giving them a strong, bold shine. I don’t necessarily think these lip-glosses make my lips shinier than any other lip-gloss. They also claim the lip-glosses contain hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate the lips. I did notice these hydrated my very sensitive and dry lips really well unlike most lip-glosses which usually leave my lips dry, peeling and irritated. I don’t know about plumping but my lips did look a little larger but that’s probably because of the light reflecting properties.
The recently reformulated lip-glosses now come in 24 shades with three different finishes; sparkling, pearly and pure. Glitter, shimmer and frosty finishes are just a few of the things I don’t like in my lip products. Cream, satin and matte are my preferred option or you can end up looking a little ‘80s. The shades that I was sent are from the “Be Iconic” collection they are sparkling finishes and I found them way too glittery for my liking. If glitters not your thing, give the four shades a miss.
Dior Addict Gloss Lip Swatches from left to right: 643 Diablotine (Sparkling Melon Pink) 433 Dèlice (Sparkling Peach)553 Princess (Sparkling Carnation Pink) and 343 Spring Ball (Sparkling Peachy Pink)
Pigmentation wise, they aren’t going to give you intense colour pay off, in fact they’ll give you barely any colour pay off at all. Most of the shades look identical on the lips so I don’t think there is a need to buy all four. Diablotine has some pigment and colour to it but the rest apply very sheer, which is somewhat disappointing but then again if I wanted a strong pigment I’d go for a lipstick, not a gloss.
The formula is spot on. Not sticky just smooth, creamy and hydrating aka what I look for in a gloss. It doesn’t settle into lip lines or cling onto dry patches (which I have many of) and applies super smooth and evenly. It can be worn alone or over lipstick (if the later you will want to clean the brush after application or it will change the colour of the product)
Lipstick gloss/lacquer/stain hybrids are all the rage right now and I’ve tried my fair share of different formulas and can say that the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks do not disappoint. Aside from the beautiful, sleek packaging the applicator is a perfect doe-foot which allows you to get a tapered edge around the mouth and apply just the right amount of product. Packaging aside, these have quickly become one of my favourite lipstick/gloss hybrids. They have the perfect combination of shine so that lips look healthy and plump and the ideal amount of pigmentation so colour pay off is intense. If dry lips are an issue than chances are you’ll love these, they feel silky and comfortable on the lips and aren’t the slightest bit drying, they’re also very forgiving so if you have any flakiness or deep lip lines these won’t accentuate them. In terms of staying power the colour and shine does fade after a few hours, but they also leave a slight stain on the lips. Overall I really love these and am itching to try more shades, this is not a lipstick, it’s a lip hybrid at its finest.