Talk about spring cleaning: Dior is really shaking up its lipstick display. Gone are the Addict High Shine lipsticks and the existing Dior Addict lipsticks. (I’ve even heard a rumor that Creme de Gloss and DiorKiss lipglosses are also out.) In their place is a reformulated Dior Addict, in an entirely new set of shades.
I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised: Dior reissued its Rouge Dior lipsticks in October (and overhauled its Addict Ultra Gloss last May). In a way, they’re streamlining the display: if you want a sheerer lipstick, you want an Addict; for more pigment, turn to Rouge Dior.
The new Dior Addicts are $28. There are 44 “regular” shades, plus one exclusive to Saks, one exclusive to Nordstrom, and ten (TEN!) exclusive to Sephora. Let’s start with the non-exclusive shades.
The first eleven shades are fairly sheer. Tulle is a sheer blush. Beige Casual is slightly peachier. Basic is light cool pink with sparkles. Rose Deshabille is just slightly mauvier, with no sparkles. Beige Perfection is warm, reddened pink. Nude is a peachy nude. Miss Dior is sheer light peach with sparkles. Blush is sheer watermelon. Createur is a muted, natural rose. Parisian is a sheer pink. Singuliere is a sheer, lighter, cooler pink.
Vintage is mauve. Bobo is pink coral with sparkles. Tailleur Bar is a sheer, muted mauve (less purple than Vintage). Baby Rose is sheer cool pink. Diorkiss is bright cool rose. Must-Have is slightly deeper, not quite as bright, and cooler/more violet. L.A. is sheer, cool, slightly mauvey medium pink. Spotlight is sheer brown. Granville is warm muted rose. Androgyne is mauvey rose. Miami is warm, sheer strawberry.
Millie is sheer plummy pink. Icone is cool rose pink. Gibraltar is reddish pink with sparkles. Beige Dandy is mauvey brown. New York is more purple. New Look is bright, warm red. Rock ‘n’ Roll is rose-pink with blue sparkles. Fashion is a more opaque rose-pink. Paris is sheer blue-pink with sparkles. Reflet is cool, medium pink with blue sparkles. Rouge Podium is a warm berry rose.
Londres is a kidney-purple. Stiletto is violet rose. Smoky is raisin brown. Couture is peach-pink. Collection is hot pink. Arty is red-plum. Fashion is sheer purple with sparkles. Red Carpet is pink-red. Fourreau is berry purple. Rose Shocking is violet-pink with sparkles. Perfecto is red plum.
I was worried that the eleventh shade in each of my pictures had gotten short shrift (too far down the wrist), so I swatched them again with the Nordstrom exclusive, 983 Insoumise. Insoumise is a violet purple-pink with sparkles.
And here are Sephora’s ten exclusive shades:
Urban is sheer, light, milky pink. Diorissime is light warm pink. Garconne is deeper, redder warm pink. Pink Cherie is light, cool pink. Tokyo is sheer peach(-pink). It Pink is bright sheer T-Mobile pink. Model and Taffetas are similar. Model is slightly deeper; Taffetas is slightly bluer. Backstage is an almost bruisey purple pink. Show is bright, slightly violet pink.
So I have only the Saks exclusive (623 Beige Mondaine) left to swatch!
I haven’t yet tried these on my lips yet, but the ones I plan to try first are 530 Bobo, 745 New Look, and 864 Couture. There are several of the lighter shades that also look pretty, but I wonder if they’ll be so sheer as to be fairly similar on the lips.
Have you tried these yet? What did you think?