3.31.2014

Review, Swatch - Dior Addict Fluid Stick Kiss Me (389)

The new Dior Addict Fluid Stick is one of the few makeup items that actually got me excited this year.
I am already deeply(?) in love with Dior Addict lippie range, and this "lip hybrid that can do it all" piqued my interest as I am also a big fan of hybrid lip products.
As soon as I found out they were available on Macys.com, I started searching swatch photos on line.
There were many but mostly swatches of the same PR samples sent to selected bloggers consisting mainly brighter colors, which disappointed me because I was more interested in lighter hues for everyday wear.

I hesitated a bit but I ended up ordering the lightest color from the range, Kiss Me unswatched.
(Honestly, that was plain lazy since Macy's is two subway stops away from me.)


Dior Addict Fluid Stick Kiss Me (389)




It is such a cliché that I got another demure pink lippie, but I was blindly expecting the formula would make all the difference.
I can tell you right now it really (kinda) does plus the color Kiss Me is even prettier than I expected.
I suppose you can stop reading this post here but there are pictures, you know. :)



The tube is the same size as Dior Addict Lip Gloss.
I adore this chic and pretty case but it is a bit heavy and borderline bulky.


You can clearly see the color through the transparent exterior.
The inside is shaped like a lipstick bullet, which is perfect for the "Fluid Stick" name.


Kiss Me appears as a light ballerina pink from the outside, but the color on the applicator looks much warmer and darker. 
It looks like a coral, doesn't it? :o


Dior Addict Fluid Stick has a creamy and cushiony consistency.
Kiss Me is very pigmented and looks deeper once applied.


On my lips though, it shows up lighter and cooler, which is more like the color you see from the tube.
This is hands down the prettiest light pink that I own.


I must tell you Dior Addict Fluid Stick is a weird animal (or the shade Kiss Me, at least).
It transforms both in the texture and the color, which has caught me off guard.

When I first tested it, the color went on thick like concealer and instantly washed out my complexion.
At this point I was silently screaming "My $35!!?!", but the formula warmed up in seconds and transformed into something much lighter as if it was melding with my lips.
On the other hand, the color deepened and ended up looking not only wearable but also pretty.

I find the formula very interesting since it initially feels like a medium weight lipgloss with slightly tacky feel then changes into something lighter which even reminds me of the YSL Glossy Stain a bit. 
Dior Addict Fluid Stick stays shiny and a little sticky like lipgloss, and it does transfer on cups, for example.
However, the color is quite long lasting leaving a light stain behind, which leads me to think it is more than just a pigmented lipgloss.

$35 for a stick of lippie does sting (with tax, it is more like $40), but I don't remember the last time when I had a favorite pink in near perfect formulation.
It doesn't form those icky white lines nor peel my lips, which makes reapplication that much easier.
Most importantly, my lips stay moisturized and comfortable throughout the day.
I would definitely get a few more if I find colors that strike my fancy.


See how happy I am with it? ;)


I even like the name of the color.
Every girl knows dark vampies or blazing red is not the best choice for a date night especially when she knows she would be kissing a lot.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick Kiss Me looks pretty and is hassle free, I would wear it for those occasions for sure. :)





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40 comments

  1. This colour looks so sweet on you! I love it and the name :) I am not crazy about the formula for this one despite loving most of the Dior Addict range and I do have 2 of the brighter colours. But you have me wanting to check this one out... just in case ;)

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    1. Hi Paris :)
      Thank you!
      Now I am reading some of the negative opinions especially on brighter colors. True this pink is much forgiving and fades away better. :)

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  2. What a beautiful shade! Lena, is it me or do you seem to have one of every type of dior lip product? I'm so envious! I really need to slowly try more high end products! This shade is great on your fair complexion, such a jem!

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    1. I like Dior Addict range and so far I have one of each formulation, you're right! LOL
      I am trying not to collect them but it is true I am more into higher-end lippies now. ;)

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  3. Such a pretty colour! I love the name too! It looks gorgeous on you!

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  4. hmmm i really do want to try these out and i know that will mean paying the dior price. i actually like how the package is shaped and don't mind the weightness so much. the color looks good on youb tu i guess buyers beware if they think theyre going to get the exact color in the tube onto their lips.

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    1. In this case I am not much complaining cause it shows up beautifully without washing me out.
      I do see some of the different opinions mainly about darker colors. Make sure you try them and see how they fade away as well. :)

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  5. Hey Lena, whoa this one is SO you! The formula sounds really interesting as well! I still have to lay my hands on a couple of these, but I've been really looking forward to them!

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    1. I initially thought it was a pinkish nude. How weird!
      I hope you like them as well. I see some beautiful coral beige and coral red from the range calling your name loud! ;)

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  6. such a pretty color! I would be totally deceived if I twist open the tube and see the color on the applicator. It looks so different than on your lips. Prettiest pink!

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    1. I know, right? I was shocked when I first opened it. I think the lip stain was soaked in the applicator and turned color as all lip stains do.
      And thank you. I really love this color and how it wears. :)

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  7. This is perfect for you! Super pretty!

    I don't know if I'm going to indulge in these. There are so many similar opaque liquid things now and there are summer bronzers to look at, lol.

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    1. Thank you, Liz :)
      I like to get at least one more after I swatch them in real life. For one thing, the formula feels lighter than most liquid lip colors out there. For example, the L'Oreal Extraordinaire feels much heavier than this and stays that way.
      I think I am safe for now cause bronzers never do good for me. ;)

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  8. Perfect Lena shade! Like Paris though, I'm not a fan of the formula at all. I find them too sticky and the brighter ones don't wear so evenly either.

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    1. Aww too bad cause those colors look very pretty on you from what I saw on your blog!
      I personally don't mind the tacky feeling of the YSL stains or the L'Oreal counterparts, so I don't mind Dior Fluid Stick. It feels similar but creamier, which is okay! ;)

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  9. Gorgeous, Lena! I'm curiously not super interested in this line! I saw them at Macys but didn't even stop, LOL. What is wrong with me?

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    1. What happened to you, Larie?! So they are avail in stores, too. My concern is that I don't find any particular shade I want for now. This could easily change once I am at the counter, though. ;p

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  10. Looks like the perfect pink for Spring!


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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    1. I agree! Love this pink so much. :)

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  11. It's a little pricey but it's so pretty! I've been gravitating towards sweet pinks lately as well :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Love this pink a lot and been wearing it all week. I'm trying to justify the price, maybe? ;)

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  12. You look so pretty! I love your expression in the full picture.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! <3

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  13. Love this colour on you! I agree the texture is similar to the YSL and I literally chuckled at your "$35!" comment. Hahaha! I have Mirage and Pandore, both quite bright, I think. I haven't really formed a solid opinion about it, so I need to test it more :-)

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    1. Same stickiness but creamier, I think? Would love to hear your opinions, Lily.
      I could have returned if I wanted to, but I am glad this color works for me. ;D

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  14. I love the colour payoff of that lipstick but I wonder if there are any cheaper dupes out there. I'm looking for that perfect bubblegum pink lip colour that doesn't look too childish. I think we hit the hammer on the head with this one!

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    1. I want to see if Lancome Lip Lover is any similar. I am sure we will be seeing dupes soon. :)

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  15. Such a beautiful color! Looks gorgeous on you!

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  16. I love how this shade wears on you, super duper pretty!!
    When I first saw these I wasn't sure if I wanted to try them out, but now I think I will! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Stacey!
      I just wish it wasn't so pricey. Now we're used to over $30 lippies from the higher-ends, but still... ;p

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  17. please don't tempt me with this.... I do not have the money to spend right now lol. On the other hand, blush of yours look very nice. What is it?

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    1. LoL. I can't help you there. I personally really really like this and eyeing on more colors already. *sigh*
      I'm wearing Clinique Berry Pop in this look and the review is coming up soon. Thanks! :)

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  18. This is one the shades I'm considering, and it looks flipping fantastic on you! :D

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    1. Thanks! If you're looking for a really natural and flattering pinky nude, this is it! :)

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