5.05.2014

Swatch, FOTD - Dior Addict Fluid Stick Vertigo (689)

There are many different opinions about this new hybrid from Dior, but I must say I am a fan.
I've become to like it even more since my first Fluid Stick (reviewed here), which is why I ended up purchasing another one soon after.
This time I went with a deeper and brighter shade called "Vertigo".

Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Vertigo (689)


This is another unswatched blind purchase. Wonderland was considered at first since it seemed my kind of bright pink being significantly cool-toned. Then, I remembered these hybrid colors with stain do deepen once applied on lips. I wanted something intense but not so intense that it would end up looking red on me.

Enter Vertigo.
In my view, Vertigo and Wonderland are in the same color family.
However, Vertigo is lighter and somewhat muted compared to Wonderland which has more of a pure color intensity.


Vertigo is a retro color if you ask me.
For some reason, it reminds me of the classic Revlon shade Cherries in the snow.
It is a reddish pink with some white thrown in, which would have made it almost unwearable for me if not for the particular finish of Dior Fluid Stick.


On lips

Initial application

After a drink
(I say "not bad", although it does transfer a little)


I am extremely happy with my color choice. Vertigo turned out to be the exact thing I wanted - a vibrant color that instantly brightens up my complexion while looking lighthearted. 
Maybe I lucked out with the color choice, or maybe I've gotten quite good with blind shopping over the years in which case I should feel a little proud.
But at the same time, how scary is that for my wallet? (And any retail store with untrained ignorant salespeople and less-than-stellar service should be scared, too.)


Here are a couple of pics of me wearing Dior Addict Fluid Stick Vertigo.



I have no idea why I look so startled in this picture. (I wasn't. ;p)




Thanks for looking!
Have you tried Dior Addict Fluid Sticks?
Which one is your favorite color?





Products used

Paul & Joe Light Cream Foundation Alabaster
Clinique Cheep Pop Berry Pop
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering liner Black
Dior Addict Fluid Stick Vertigo
L'Oreal Wear Infinite Single Eyeshadow Brushed Suede



40 comments

  1. Oh very beautiful shade, is lovely and beautiful~
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. Thank you, Raimar. I really like this color! :)

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  2. Really pretty! Glad you like them so much! I wish I did lol!

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    1. Send yours over here, please? ;D

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  3. i was wondering why they called it a fluid stick because the packaging looks like a lipstick, lol. but i see that it has a wand inside! pretty color.

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    1. The packaging is pretty smart! To me, it is more of a creamy stain with glossy finish. :)

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  4. Gorgeous, Lena! I think I want another Lancome Lip Lover, actually...an orange one :P

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    1. This one is all about the finish although the wear isn't bad at all. Lancôme Lip Lover is a better choice if you think about how comfortable it feels on. Go orange! :)

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  5. I love shades like this one! Looks beautiful on you!
    I need to check these out - I'm into this whole liquid lipstick trend that's been going around.

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    1. Thank you, Marianna! :)
      I am all about these hybrid lippies. This one is quite nice if you're looking for a intense color that are attention-grabbing.

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  6. OH dear, this product has been popping up everywhere and I can feel my discipline/resistance crumbling! It looks lovely on you This colour looks very very nice and it looks like the quality is really up there!

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    1. If you like liquid lipstick or stain, go for it by all means. I love mine! The only thing I don't love is the price tag, of course. It hurts less since I wear them quite often. ;)

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  7. Definitely another very pretty shade! I've got a lot of highend bits on hold right now simply because of how much they cost over here! However having bought the nyx butter glosses I think I may have found a gloss that not only is tacky enough to stay without the lipline without any bleeding but they so moist that my always peely lips don't peel! I'm quite impressed that only so little transfer occurred, that's impressive!

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    1. I've heard lots of good things about the NYX butter glosses myself! Keep forgetting to try some of them.
      I understand what you're saying. The right amount of tackiness makes all the difference. I don't really mind them much if it's done right. ;)

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  8. Hey Lena, great pick! This definitely packs a bit more punch, but isn't a color that's way too bright on its own! I have three of these so far, and I'm trying hard not to buy any more of them soon!

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy with my choices so far. Dangerously for my wallet though, I've been eyeing on the shades that are not avail here. Crazy..MUST CALM DOWN. ;p

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  9. i tried one on in the store and quite liked it so i'm just waiting to purchase BUT i'm a bit of a sucker for dior and their lip products soooo

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    1. If you found a color you like, having one of these is not so bad idea. Dior does lippies very well..but then they do well on so many other things. Gah

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  10. sooo pretty! I really like the colour, but can't justify it because I have other products that are so similar.

    In regards to blind shopping... I WOULD NEVER! But I do... haha. I'm happy when it turns out alright but if it doesn't work out then I beat myself up. Thank goodness for awesome return policies!

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    1. LOL Thanks, Stephanie!
      I think we are getting bolder with the aid of the return policies and eventually end up with good choices quite often. This is also enabled by many useful blog posts, I think. :)

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  11. Such a pretty colour on you and the formula looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea :)
      It fades away very naturally, too.

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  12. Goodness me, this colour looks so beautiful on you! I haven't tried any of Dior's lip products but they are on my to-buy list! I'm really liking this shade but I'm not sure how well it'll go with my complexion. LOL going to the actual counter to try might trigger a purchase, so I'm not sure if that'll be a good idea!

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    1. Thank you, Valentine!
      I love Dior lip products. Addict range in particular. Many color from the Fluid Stick range are quite intense but they have a good variety. I'm sure you will find a right one for you. ;)

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  13. This is very pretty on you !
    You should try Magique !
    It's brighter than Wonderland. I looove it !

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    1. Hi Michelle :)
      Thank you! I will look into Magique as well. (Uh oh. ;p)

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  14. Oh, Vertigo looks beautiful on you. Definitely the perfect reddish pink (or pinkish red??) :-D

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    1. Thanks so much, Lily!
      I'm wearing Vertigo more often than Kiss Me although I'm happy with both. ;)

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  15. The colour is gorgeous! It doesn't transfer that badly... sure the colour on your upper lip is almost gone but at least it doesn't come off in patches? Sweetie, what is the wear time like?

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    1. It does transfer but in a natural way. The intense color and the shine go away in about two hours from my experience, but the stain remains on almost all day. It is definitely easy to reapply as well since it doesn't flake off and end up peeling my lips. :)

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  16. So pretty on you, Lena! I just swatched these for the first time yesterday, and they're all so pretty! Not sure if I'll be getting one anytime soon, so I'll just continue living vicariously through others :) I feel the same way about the blind shopping thing! I'm quite good at it as well, which is nice since I have a strong distaste for most SAs at the counters.

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany! :)
      If you don't like tacky lippies, maybe the Lip Lover is a much better option.
      I understand some SAs work for commissions but I find them too much sometimes, especially when they are armed with ignorance and pushy characters. -_-;;

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  17. Oh wow, love this color. You have so many pretty lipsticks!

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    1. It is a complex color if you ask me. I call it an edgy pink or an easy red.
      I sort of have a problem - lippie addict ;p

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  18. I think you have convinced me to invest in these lol. They wear so pretty on you! And the formula sounds amazing!

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    1. LOL. Mission accomplished! ;D
      So far, the new Revlon Moisture Stain is the closest to this one, but I know the Revlon is marked up by quite a lot over there. Might as well get these, you know? Fluid Stick offers the intense color clarity more than anything, and it is not easily dupable if you ask me. :)

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  19. The little flush of color is sexy. Love the sheerness of it. Gorge! xox

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    1. This reddish pink also has a slight brown hue to it. A very complex color. I love it. :)

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