Dior Addict Extreme 866 Paparazzi
Dior Addict Extremes, my new obsession. I wasn’t expecting much of a difference to Dior Addicts but there is a huge difference. One of the more important aspects that made me fell in love with Addict Extremes – the texture. Smooth, balmy (almost waxy but in a good way) feeling, it glides on like a moistuizing lip balm.
The packaging is pretty and there isn’t much of a difference to the standard Addicts, deep blue synthetic material with silver accents. What I like about Dior’s packaging, it is lightweight, that means I can carry it arround without having the feel of hoarding stones in my purse.
The staying power is kinda long-lasting for a balmy lipstick (about two hours, leaving a soft berry red stain on my lips). There is no smudging (like with Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Voluptes, where I need to work the lipstick in, layer, blot, etc.) or moving while eating or drinking. It will transfer a bit to the cup (but honestly, I don’t think there is a lipstick that won’t). The colour is very interesting, not a standard red, not a berry, something in between with a soft warmness to it. It goes on lighter than it looks in the bullet. The formulation is semi sheer but buildable to opaque, with a soft glossy film. Once it sets, it tends to look more velvet-like with a waxy, lightcatching finish. It is not sticky but still lasts long, my new favourite lipstick formula.
I used three layers for my arm swatch. The finish isn’t too glossy, just right for adding a nice healthy touch to your lips. The colour looks different on my arm (more res) and on my lips (more berry). I think you can see the waxy film it leaves (it feels very pleasant once applied, not heavy).
It was a lot of fun to play a bit with my lip swatch picture, I will do more of such pictures in future for sure (hopefully with a better cam, mine is so old and makes a lot of pictures grainy). I think it is a bit more interesting to look at something like my first picture (experiment?) than always my product picture – swatch posts. Dior is my new discovered love this year, I have a bunch of products that will be reviewed and swatched soon. I also have some ideas (some posts will be theme organized with more than just product pics). Stay tuned for more Dior.