Mar 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, 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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